10 Local Stories of the Week | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

10 Local Stories of the Week

Dr. Cedrick Gray, Jackson Public Schools superintendent, believes COSEBOC can help JPS and its boys of color make better decisions at school and school-related events.

Dr. Cedrick Gray, Jackson Public Schools superintendent, believes COSEBOC can help JPS and its boys of color make better decisions at school and school-related events.

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. David Watkins, the developer of several high-profile projects in the capital city, says he is baffled about why he's being sanctioned as part of a probe into the use of federal funds on the Farish Street revitalization project.
  2. On Friday, Nov. 7, locally owned and operated craft microbrewery Lucky Town Brewing will open the doors to their new brewing facility in Jackson for a weekend-long grand-opening celebration.
  3. Dorsey Carson, candidate for the City Council Ward 1 seat, says his construction background and education interest could help improve the city’s infrastructure and schools.
  4. Six months after former mayor Chokwe Lumumba's death and the unsuccessful campaign of his son, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, to succeed him, the organizers of the citywide People's Assembly say it's time to get down to business.
  5. While Attorney General Jim Hood prepares his defense against former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove's lawsuit against the state for failing to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, advocates and politicians on both sides of the adequate-funding debate are criticizing the lawsuit.
  6. The composition of JRA will also be crucial in the midst of a headache brewing for local leaders over the sputtering Farish Street project.
  7. The proximity of West Capitol Street near Poindexter Park to downtown underscores how essential building up west Jackson could be to growth in the capital city and the metro.
  8. The Jackson Planning Board meeting on Aug. 27 was anything but drab. The widely reported issue of rezoning 50 acres of land that included Smith-Wills Stadium, Jamie Fowler Boyll Park and portions of ballparks south of Lakeland Drive brought out a large crowd of very interested parties.
  9. Representatives from the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department and Jackson Police Department and Mayor Tony Yarber gathered at city hall to honor rapper T.I. ‘Tip’ Harris for his youth advocacy against violence.
  10. Dr. Cedrick Gray, Jackson Public Schools superintendent, believes the Coalition of Schooled Educating Boys of Color conference can help JPS and its boys of color make better decisions at school and school-related events.

Remember: Check the JFP Events planner for everything to do in the Jackson metro area. You can also add your own events (or send them to events@jacksonfreepress.com)! See JFPEvents.com

Read staff and reader blog posts at jfp.ms/weblogs (yes, you can register on the site and start your own blog!)

Like independent media outlets around the world, the Jackson Free Press works hard to produce important content on a limited budget. We'd love your help! Become a JFP VIP member today and/or donate to our journalism fund. Thanks for considering a JFP VIP membership or one-time support.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

comments powered by Disqus