‘What happened to Farish Street?’: Accounting for millions of dollars, opportunities lost in a historic Jackson community

In the past four decades, at least $50 million in taxpayer funds, loans, grants as well as private investment has been spent or committed to redevelopment efforts in the historic African American district. Now that a six-year court fight is over, neighbors and city leaders say they have renewed hope for a Farish Street comeback

Delivering Justice: What happens when moms who use drugs get help instead of jail time

Savannah is one of 18 women Mississippi Today identified charged with felony child abuse by the Jones County district attorney’s office, which has partnered with the sheriff’s office to target women suspected of using drugs while pregnant. The assistant district attorney has argued that using controlled substances during a pregnancy is tantamount to poisoning a child.