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Diddy promises $1 million to Coach Prime, JSU

JACKSON, Miss. — During the BET Awards, music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs promised $1 million to Deion Sanders and Jackson State University. Diddy received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the entertainment world. The three-time Grammy winner is the founder of Bad Boy Records. He also owns his own television network and fashion line.
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In Mississippi, abortion rights supporters worry Roe v. Wade ruling will put women's lives at risk

Days after the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Mississippi abortion clinic at the heart of that ruling remains open — for now. But volunteers who have for years escorted women past protesters and into the facility in Jackson worry that its closure could put women's lives at risk as they lose access to a wide range of essential health services.
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P. Diddy pledges $1M to Jackson State at BET Awards

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Sean “P. Diddy” Combs pledged $1 million each to both Jackson State University (JSU) and Howard University during the BET Awards. HBCU Sports reported he made the pledge to the HBCUs after receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. According to the website, Combs was a student at Howard before becoming an artist […]
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Man strikes woman with hammer after tussling over her purse in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Jackson Police Department is investigating an aggravated domestic assault after a man struck a woman with a hammer on Sunday afternoon in Jackson. JPD says a 29-year-old woman was in a tussling match with 26-year-old Antonio Golden over her purse when he grabbed a hammer and struck her on her left arm, causing it to break. The incident occurred in the 2600 block of Belvedere Drive.
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Photos: Farmer’s Market a crowd pleaser

Medical Center employees and students got a healthy treat on Thursday at the Office of Well-being’s Farmers Market. If you didn’t go, here’s what you missed: local grass-fed beef, scrumptious bread and baked goods, fresh veggies, a juice bar and more.
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The Nick Wallace Way

Though "farm-to-table" is a popular food and restaurant concept these days, it informed much of Jackson chef Nick Wallace's culinary background. He grew up on a farm near Edwards, Miss., where his family produced most of the food they ate. He started cooking as a child in the kitchen with his grandmothers, Queen Morris and Lennel Donald. In 1999, he received an associate degree in food and beverage management from Hinds Community College.
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Man accused of breaking woman's arm with hammer during assault

JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson police are looking for a man accused of breaking a woman's arm after allegedly fighting over her purse. Police say Antonio Golden, 26, was tussling over a 29-year-old woman's purse on the 2600 block of Belvedere Drive when he grabbed a hammer to break her arm.
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People of the U: Nakita Sherron

She’s worked extra shifts to make sure her unit is covered by a secretary. She’s taken under her wing a homeless patient haunted by his constant worry over where his next meal will come from. Nakita Sherron, unit secretary for the fourth floor of Wiser Hospital, makes it...
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Jackson clinic files lawsuit to block Mississippi trigger law banning abortion

JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - A Jackson healthcare provider has filed a lawsuit to block Mississippi’s trigger law that would ban abortion statewide. The Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the last abortion clinic in the state, filed a lawsuit Monday in Hinds County Chancery Court to prevent the state from enforcing it’s trigger ban, which would prohibit nearly all abortions in Mississippi.
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Jackson’s citywide boil water notice could be lifted this week

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Leaders with the City of Jackson’s Public Works Department said crews and external contractors are making progress on restoring water pressure at the O.B. Curtis Water Plant.  As of Monday, June 27, pressure has increased. If it remains that way throughout the day, the city will be able to start water […]
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Jackson residents stock up as boil-water notice continues

JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson residents have been under a Boil Water notice since Friday. "I have to boil water before I cook it before I cook anything. I have to boil water before I brush my teeth. Using the bathroom, I still have to use jugs of water just to flush and it goes down slow," said Yolanda Bracey.
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