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10 Local Stories of the Week

A little after noon Wednesday, an ambulance arrived at the Jackson Women's Health Organization—Mississippi's last remaining abortion clinic.

A little after noon Wednesday, an ambulance arrived at the Jackson Women's Health Organization—Mississippi's last remaining abortion clinic. Photo by Trip Burns

There's never a slow news week in Jackson, Miss., and last week was no exception. Here are the local stories JFP reporters brought you in case you missed them:

  1. The city council voted Monday, Aug. 5, to approve a claims docket that included a $125,072.02 payment to WEI/AJA, the company that is overseeing Jackson's compliance with a consent decree from the Environmental Protection Agency.
  2. Nonprofit groups for the controversial Kemper County power plant, now 80 percent complete, have stepped up public-relations efforts in recent weeks.
  3. The Jackson City Council on Aug. 1 approved Synarus Green, former aide to U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson, as the city's chief administrative officer with a unanimous vote following an 80-minute public hearing at City Hall.
  4. Gov. Phil Bryant, who last year announced a partnership with the Canadian government, believes Mississippi should follow Canada’s example and develop the state’s oil-sands resources.
  5. The Jackson City Council confirmed 29-year police department veteran Lindsey Horton as the capital city’s new top cop on July 18, 2013.
  6. This is part one in an instructional yoga series, each focused on yoga positions for different purposes.
  7. Mississippi has a rich history, and we need to be the ones telling it. That's the message Mississippi Tourism Director Malcolm White delivered to the crowd Friday morning at Koinonia Coffee House.
  8. A little after noon Wednesday, an ambulance arrived at the Jackson Women's Health Organization—Mississippi's last remaining abortion clinic.
  9. Family members of Jason Murphy and A.J. Barber, and residents of the Virden Addition are still looking for answers about the boys' murders on July 21.
  10. Jackson non-profit Stewpot Community Services is once again fully operational after a budget crunch brought on by the theft of up to $120,000 in November.

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