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Courtney Ann Jackson


Jackson, MS, United States

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Recent articles by Courtney:

Candidate qualifying deadline passes and reveals slate of 2023 statewide candidates

The qualifying deadline for 2023 candidates to submit their paperwork in order to appear on your ballot has now passed. That deadline was at 5 pm Wednesday, February 1. → Read More

Gov. Tate Reeves delivers State of the State address

Gov. Tate Reeves delivered his State of the State address Monday evening. → Read More

Not all midwives in Mississippi are required to be licensed but advocates want that to change

Women with low risk pregnancies can choose to receive care from a midwife. But Mississippi is one of only 15 states where some of those women are not licensed. → Read More

Mississippi celebrates 10 years of state-funded preschool programs

Mississippi is ten years into having state-funded preschool, and advocates say the proof is there that pushing it through the legislature was worth it. → Read More

Advocates react to bills seeking to limit care for transgender individuals in Mississippi

Advocates are pushing back on anti-trans bills saying lawmakers are trying to fix a problem that doesn’t exist. → Read More

Senate offers bills aimed at helping hospitals and boosting their workforce

The healthcare crisis is complex and the first step in trying to tackle it is coming from the Mississippi Senate. They’ve introduced a series of bills in an attempt to address the different elements of the crisis. → Read More

Mississippi Economic Council hosts Capital Day

The Mississippi Economic Council’s annual Capital Day helps elevate the business community voices. And their ideas are among those that politicians take into consideration each session. → Read More

Legislature discussing possible override of Governor’s line-item vetoes

Some tension seems to be brewing between the legislative and executive branches. And it could result in the legislature taking the rare step of overriding some of the Governor’s vetoes from last year. → Read More

2022 Year in Review: Mississippi politics

Mississippi political headlines ran the gamut of topics in 2022. → Read More

Hospitals detail impacts of strained ICU capacity in Mississippi

You’ve heard warnings about full hospitals. It was a real problem during COVID surges the last couple of years. While the virus is less of a problem now, the strain it put on the healthcare system is lingering. → Read More

Capital City Pride Executive Director attends signing of Respect for Marriage Act at the White House

A bill that protects the rights of Americans in same-sex and interracial marriages is now law. And a Mississippian visited the White House for the bill signing Tuesday. → Read More

Mississippi’s newly named state superintendent of education discusses his plans

It’s a return to home for Mississippi’s next state superintendent. And we’re learning more about what his plans are for the post. Dr. Robert Taylor is a Laurel native but he’s spent the last 30 years working in education in North Carolina. → Read More

Execution date set for Mississippi death row inmate

Thomas Edwin Loden, Jr. is an inmate on death row. He’s been serving time there since 2001, after being convicted in the 2000 rape and killing of a 16-year-old waitress. And unless the Governor steps in and stops it, his last day there will be December 14. → Read More

Veterans investing in medical marijuana industry, some because of personal experience in other states

Medical marijuana is expected to be available to Mississippians in a matter of months now. Three veterans we spoke with believe in the positive impact enough so that they’re investing in the industry. → Read More

Latest Visit Mississippi campaign embraces the state’s haunted history

Mississippi’s history is always a tourism draw. But this year, Mississippi is embracing the more haunted stories. → Read More

Gov. Reeves to call special session regarding ‘biggest economic development project’ in Miss. history

The project, according to Reeves, will bring 1,000 new jobs with a $93,000 average salary. → Read More

Flu cases soaring at pediatrician’s offices while RSV and COVID are still concerns

National headlines are filled with mentions of rising RSV and flu cases. That’s on top of the continued concern for COVID-19. At Children’s of Mississippi, their numbers in the last few days for RSV and the flu have been low. However, they did see a spike in hospitalized children with RSV earlier than usual in August and September. → Read More

Friends and family remember Walker Fielder, Ole Miss student killed in Oxford hit-and-run

We wanted to learn more about who Walker Fielder was. A childhood friend and former teacher are sharing their memories with us just a day after his death. → Read More

Low Mississippi River levels are impacting everything from farming to barge traffic and tourism

The Mississippi River is just over four feet in Vicksburg as of Monday. It’s a level low enough to slow down river-based business and stop it in some cases. → Read More

Low Mississippi River levels are impacting everything from farming to barge traffic and tourism

The Mississippi River is just over four feet in Vicksburg as of Monday. It’s a level low enough to slow down river-based business and stop it in some cases. → Read More