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:
- 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.
- Much has changed around the capital city in the last several years, but Farish Street is not one of them.
- 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.
- 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.
- Read departing JFP Managing Editor Ronni Mott's farewell message to JFP's readers here.
- Sen. Chris McDaniel's announcement Oct. 17 that he will run for U.S. Congress in 2014 was more or a less a formality.
- 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.
- Embattled developer David Watkins is finally talking about the controversy that has swirled for weeks over the Farish Street redevelopment project in downtown Jackson.
- 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.
- 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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