District 4 Supervisor Tony Greer said putting the $45-per-day cost on the municipalities who send people to the jail would help the county make court-ordered improvements to the facility, as well as assist with the construction of a new jail in the future.
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:
- Mitch Tyner, an attorney for the campaign of state Sen. Chris McDaniel and a former Republican gubernatorial candidate, believes more than enough questions exist to contest the outcome of the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.
- The Mississippi State Hospital may be in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act after closing its Community Services Division, which provided outpatient care for those suffering mental disabilities.
- Jackson Assistant Police Chief Lee Vance and JPD will soon have a new tool for solving crime, a community alerting system that will allow tipsters to text and send photos to police.
- Mississippi Democratic Party Chairman Rickey Cole is charging Republicans with not providing poll books in the June 24 GOP runoff so workers could determine who had voted in the June 3 Democratic primary.
- District 4 Supervisor Tony Greer said putting the $45-per-day cost on the municipalities who send people to the Raymond Detention Center would help the county make court-ordered improvements to the facility, as well as assist with the construction of a new jail in the future.
- This week, the Mississippi Republican Party certified U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran the winner over challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel by a total of 7,667 votes, according to information the state Republican Party submitted to the Secretary of State on Monday, the legal deadline.
- The Mangia Bene restaurant group, which includes Sal and Mookie's New York Pizza and Ice Cream Joint, BRAVO! Italian Restaurant and Bar and Broad Street Baking Company, will host two special dinners at its restaurants this month.
- Members of the Jackson community gathered at the Arts Center of Mississippi on Wednesday to push forward discussions about fully funding public education in Mississippi.
- The media-buying firm that placed racially charged ads for Bishop Ronnie Crudup’s pro-Thad Cochran super PAC, All Citizens for Mississippi, is affiliated with the same firm that National Republican Senatorial Committee gave $175,000 to for media purposes.
- At the American Family Association headquarters in Tupelo, Miss., a staff of about 130 produces radio programs and other media to promote its Christian ideology.
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