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What’s Ahead for the Capitol Complex?

Jackson stands to gain additional tax revenue for infrastructure projects located inside the Capitol Complex Improvement District but likely not until next year, even as it will bring immediate changes ...

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Ward 7 Gets a Pothole Demo

Jack Wilson Sr. kneeled on the pothole-dotted asphalt road with a hammer in his hand the afternoon of July 14. The determined 81-year-old man wore a light blue polo shirt ...

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Secretary of State, Revitalize Mississippi Partner to Eliminate Jackson Blight

The Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Jim Johnston, founder of the nonprofit organization Revitalize Mississippi, announced their partnership to eliminate blight in the City of Jackson this morning.

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Sparks Fly Over Grove Park Golf Course

A long evening of acknowledgements over retirements of Jackson Ward 6 Councilman President Tyrone Hendrix and Ward 7 Councilwoman Margaret Barrett-Simon ended in intense disagreement about the future of the ...

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Regulators Move to Pull the Plug on Mississippi Coal Plant

Mississippi regulators want to pull the plug on a first-of-its-kind power plant that was supposed to burn coal more cleanly, saying one of the nation's largest utilities should absorb $6.5 ...

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Blight, Fines and Violations

The State of Mississippi has taken over 3,500 abandoned and blighted properties that previous owners failed to pay taxes on for three years.

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Farish Street Affordable Housing Hits Snags

Not everyone is supportive of expanding the pastel-painted affordable housing units in the Farish Street Historic District.

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How Affordable is Housing in Mississippi?

Rental housing in Mississippi is not very affordable, the new "Out of Reach 2017" report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition shows.

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Public Works Pushes Back on Subcontractor

The City's Public Works Department is seeking to pay outside companies for assistance due to its lack of a qualified staff and potential damages to antennae's and water towers.

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A Pre-Huey Long Mississippi

When Huey Long first swept onto the political scene in Louisiana in the 1920s, the state was the quintessential southern backwater.

'Deplorable' Conditions at Westside Trailer Park

Westside Trailer Park, located right outside of Canton in Madison County, is home to a ...

Moving a Hip Hop Agenda

"Words I Never Said" was part of a nationwide tour for the organization Rap Sessions, ...