• Deion Sanders and Jackson State win opener amid water crisis
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    Deion Sanders and Jackson State win opener amid water crisis

    Just before the Jackson State football team entered Hard Rock Stadium through a tunnel next to the west end zone—to the tune of the program’s iconic theme song “Get Ready” played by The Sonic Boom of the South—Tigers head coach Deion Sanders looked his players in the eyes and set the mood for the 2022 Orange Blossom Classic.  “Adversity is going to come. Check it at the door,” Sanders said. Following the disappointing loss in the ’21 Celebration Bowl, JSU’s primary theme during the offseason was dominance—in every aspect of the game. But to fulfill that mission, Sanders had to make adjustments, bringing in new additions to his coaching staff as well as…

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  • How the water crisis is impacting Jackson residents
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    How the water crisis is impacting Jackson residents

    Brad Vest/Getty Images (JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson, Mississippi, resident Velma Warner says the city’s most recent flooding brings up memories of two years past, when Pearl River floods forced many in the Canton Club neighborhood of Northeast Jackson to leave their homes. Though Warner and her family had time to prepare their home for potential water breach, the effect flooding would have on the city’s water supply posed another–not entirely unpredictable–issue, she says. One month after the city issued a boil water notice, damage to the nearby O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant has left Jackson’s water supply contaminated and largely depleted. “This is an ongoing issue, like years of knowing that…

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