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City Council Roundup: Money, Concerts and MBI

At the most recent city council meeting on May 8, the members gathered at City Hall to vote on a variety of issues from shifting budgets, to an ongoing concert ...

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EDITORIAL: Citizens, Be Informed and Vigilant About ‘One Lake’ Project

If you haven't paid attention to the proposed flood-control/development project called "One Lake" along the Pearl River, now is the time to help vet the ambitious plan.

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Coalition Forms Against ‘One Lake’ Proposal

Several wildlife and environmental groups came together to form a coalition against the proposed "One Lake" flood-control/development project on the Pearl River a few weeks before the report detailing the ...

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City Wants Your Input on Convention Center Development Tonight, 6 p.m.

The City of Jackson's Department of Planning Development wants community input about what to do with the empty lot across from the Jackson Convention Complex downtown.

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Analysis: Angry Officials Squabble Over Troubled Bridges

Mississippi has a problem: deteriorating local bridges. People could work together to seek a solution. All too often, though, it seems they'd rather fight.

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EDITORIAL: City Council, Stop Posturing and Start Preparing

Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes, dare we say, stoked the fire at last week's Jackson City Council meeting during the heated conversation on moving the Jackson Zoo.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Love, Good Deeds and the Jackson Zoo

One can't really have it both ways—everything can't be about race when you want it to be, but not when it makes you uncomfortable.

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Mayor Commits to Zoo, West Jackson Development Projects

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba publicly agreed and committed to several upcoming and ongoing projects designed to revitalize west Jackson during a luncheon on Wednesday, April 25, at New Horizon Church ...

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EDITORIAL: Leaders, Roads and Bridges Trump Your Tax Cuts

Gephyrophobia translates into fear of bridges, and it's perfectly rational for Mississippians around the state to be suffering from that phobia following the closure of more than 100 "dangerous" bridges.

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Roadblocks for Road Plans?

The Republican supermajority in the Mississippi Legislature has ignored the state chamber of commerce's calls to increase state funding for roads and bridges for three legislative sessions in a row.

'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, ...