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10 Local Stories of the Week

A building at the corner of Griffith and Farish streets sits abandoned, with no door or windows, rotting from the inside out.

A building at the corner of Griffith and Farish streets sits abandoned, with no door or windows, rotting from the inside out. 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. Dr. Hannah Gay received international acclaim after the news of an apparent “cure” of an HIV-infected child in her care became public in March.
  2. Much has changed around the capital city in the last several years, but Farish Street is not one of them.
  3. A partnership between the school district and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Strings in the Schools offers free music instruction for students as young as 5 at some schools all the way through high school.
  4. The city of Pearl is turning into a case study in ever-changing and ever-more-restrictive rental ordinances, which have some folks mad as hell.
  5. Read departing JFP Managing Editor Ronni Mott's farewell message to JFP's readers here.
  6. Sen. Chris McDaniel's announcement Oct. 17 that he will run for U.S. Congress in 2014 was more or a less a formality.
  7. Democrats are taking the advice of one of their own, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, and not letting the recent debt-ceiling crisis go to waste.
  8. Embattled developer David Watkins is finally talking about the controversy that has swirled for weeks over the Farish Street redevelopment project in downtown Jackson.
  9. An apparent computer glitch resulted in mass confusion across a large swath of the country when people discovered their electronic benefits transfer did not work over the weekend.
  10. According to GovTrack.us, Reps. Alan Nunnelee and Steven Palazzo voted against House Bill 2775, which was the bi-partisan compromise in the Senate to reopen the government.

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