Carrie Huhn helped coordinate an Improving Birth rally in Jackson, on Sept. 12 in front of Duling Hall, hoping to educate moms and soon-to-be momks about their options and staying healthy during pregnancy.
Photo by Arielle Dreher.
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:
- Starting last year, the City revamped the way it handles complaints against rundown houses and unkempt properties.
- The Jackson City Council overwhelmingly said no to a proposal for hauling biosolids from a city wastewater treatment plant.
- The JFP has long decided to celebrate our birthday by focusing on both Jackson's progress and new big, hairy ideas (and a few smaller ones).
- Soldier On is a program to help veterans re-establish their lives through housing and other services.
- Les Tannehill, a private investigator and newlywed to wife of 16 months, Renee, recently talked to the Jackson Free Press about why he should be the new sheriff in town.
- From Facebook communities to groups that meet in person, many Mississippi mothers are tired of inadequate maternity care.
- A group advocating for an education-funding initiative is calling foul on the wording for the referendum on the secretary of state's sample ballot.
- Mayor Tony Yarber denied Tuesday that his biggest campaign contributor is receiving preferential treatment for a $15-million city contract.
- Half Shell Oyster House, a seafood restaurant with locations in Gulfport, Biloxi and Hattiesburg, opened its fourth location in Flowood on Sept. 8.
- David Reeves, president and CEO of the Metropolitan YMCAs of Mississippi, told concerned Deville Y members that the loss of its lease was a simple "business decision" for the building's New York-based owners.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)! See JFPEvents.com
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