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10 Local Stories of the Week

Bishop Ronnie Crudup, who has a long history of working with Republicans—including Gov. Haley Barbour, whom he endorsed in 2007 for re-election—did not deny that his church is a way to get out important messages, including about important elections.

Bishop Ronnie Crudup, who has a long history of working with Republicans—including Gov. Haley Barbour, whom he endorsed in 2007 for re-election—did not deny that his church is a way to get out important messages, including about important elections. 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 cloud of mystery that continues to hang over a super PAC founded by New Horizon Church International's Bishop Ronnie Crudup has sent Mississippi politics and its followers deeper into a tizzy.
  2. Assuming the Republican primary for U.S. Senate is resolved by the start of the 2015 legislative session, the Legislature could grapple with whether legislative fixes are required to curb electoral chaos in the future.
  3. Despite the scope of the problem in Africa and around the world, David Peterka stresses that sex trafficking is not limited to developing nations.
  4. Pete Perry, the Hinds County Republican Executive Committee chairman, said claims from the campaign of state Sen. Chris McDaniel's campaign that county leaders improperly conducted the June 24 Republican primary runoff are baseless.
  5. Fully cashing in on the green energy revolution continues to elude Mississippi as a company that state officials, including former Gov. Haley Barbour, helped fund with state money, is now considering putting itself up for sale.
  6. The coming months are promising for any oyster lovers in Jackson, as two new oyster-centric restaurants will make their debut.
  7. After a swearing-in ceremony with Federal Appeals Court Judge James Graves presiding, Tyrone Hendrix took his seat among attending city council members as the successor to Mayor Tony Yarber, the previous Ward 6 representative.
  8. Bishop Ronnie Crudup, who has a long history of working with Republicans—including Gov. Haley Barbour, whom he endorsed in 2007 for re-election—did not deny that his church is a way to get out important messages, including about important elections.
  9. Amid speculation that a city judge might vacate her spot on the bench, the Jackson City Council declined to confirm one of two men Mayor Tony Yarber nominated as municipal judges at a special city council meeting July 16.
  10. Officials with Nissan North America's Canton assembly plant said that part of a supplier park, which the company broke ground on in 2013, is scheduled to be completed by the end of the calendar year.

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