Capital City Pride Kicks Off + Tougaloo College Awarded $500K

Happy Saturday, neighbors! Let’s get you all caught up on what’s occurring domestically to begin in the present day off on an knowledgeable observe.

First, in the present day’s climate:

Partly sunny and humid. High: 84 Low: 71.

Here are the highest tales in the present day in Jackson:

  1. Mississippi’s Capital City Pride kicked off final night time with a gala at Ecoshed. The festivities will proceed with the Rainbow Run 5K beginning at 7 a.m. this morning, adopted by The City with Pride 2021 Festival at Smith-Wills Stadium. The free competition, which matches till 7 p.m., options performances from native drag queens, reside music, meals vehicles, vendor cubicles, a well being honest, and a youngsters’s play space. The predominant headliner might be Jaida Essence Hall, winner of “RuPaul’s Drag RaceSeason 12. (WAPT Jackson)
  2. Tougaloo College was awarded $500,000 to protect its historic constructions. The establishment is amongst 20 different traditionally black faculties and universities that may profit from this funding. Tougaloo can even associate with E.T. Dockery/VPS Technologies and Design Studios Inc. (ETD/VPS) to facilitate the preservation of the faculty’s historic constructions by producing detailed digital fashions of those buildings, together with Pope Cottage, Jamerson Hall, and Ballard Hall. (WJTV)
  3. The University of Mississippi Medical Center had a file yr for analysis and sponsored applications funding, receiving $123.5 million from 392 separate grants, awards, and contracts in the course of the 2021 fiscal yr. (Ole Miss News)
  4. Today at 9 a.m., town of Jackson might be auctioning off over 175 seized or deserted autos. on the Michael Avalon Street impound lot. (WAPT Jackson)
  5. A particular prosecutor might be appointed to assist prosecute prices introduced towards Hinds County Election Commissioners Yvonne Horton and Toni Johnson. (WLBT)

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Today in Jackson:

  • Show Me Reptile & Exotic Show (Mississippi) – Wahabi Shriners (9:00 AM)
  • Brittany Wagner Book Signing – Books-a-Million (2:00 PM)
  • Crystal Leigh & Conner Ball – Fondren Guitars by Patrick (7:00 PM)

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Kayla Harrison

About me: Kayla Harrison is a Writing Arts professor, in addition to a contract author for content material creation company Lightning Media Partners. She holds a Master’s Degree in Writing Arts and is grateful to include writing into every thing she does. In her free time, you will discover her listening to podcasts, writing poetry, and visiting native espresso outlets.

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