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Mayor Presents Proposed 2017 Budget, Cuts Revealed

Last week, Mayor Tony Yarber presented his proposed 403-page budget to the Jackson City Council for review, which the members did through a four-day gauntlet of meetings with the various ...

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Saltine in Southern Living and Playtime Entertainment

Birmingham, Ala.-based magazine Southern Living recently named Jackson chef Jesse Houston's Saltine Oyster Bar in its 2016 list of the 25 best new restaurants in the South.

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Southern Airways Comes to Jackson, Stallworth Pushed Out of Lawsuit

Gov. Phil Bryant joined local leaders Monday to mark the addition of a new air service to the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.

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Mississippi Payrolls Rise in July, but Jobless Rate Ticks Up

Employers added workers to Mississippi payrolls in July, reversing three months of losses, but the jobless rate rose slightly.

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New Airline Coming to Jackson: Southern Airways Express

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) and Southern Airways Express invite all members of the media to attend a press conference on Monday, August 22nd, at 8:30 a.m. announcing new ...

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Freshii Comes to Flowood, Mississippi Contemporary Art Center and Las Palmas Mexican Grill

John Newcomb, the nephew of Newk's Eatery owner Don Newcomb, made his own entry into the restaurant business last week with the opening of Mississippi's first Freshii in Flowood.

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BancorpSouth Puts 2 Planned Mergers on Hold

A downgrade of BancorpSouth's Community Reinvestment Act rating means two mergers have been tabled for the time being.

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Despite Racist 'Redlining,' BancorpSouth Pledges to Support Under-Served Jackson

BancorpSouth CEO James Rollins III appeared before the Jackson City Council Tuesday night to address members' concerns in light of the Mississippi bank's recent settlement over "redlining" in the Memphis ...

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Alex Eaton Wins Seafood Cook-Off, Boccado's International Cuisine and New Sombra

Alex Eaton, executive chef at The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen, won the Great American Seafood Cook-Off, held in New Orleans on Aug. 6.

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Kemper Plant to Cost $43M More as Completion Date Extended

Mississippi Power Co. said Monday that it will take at least another month to finish the multibillion dollar power plant it's building in Kemper County, pushing the completion date back ...

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Stokes to Propose Siemens Lawsuit, 1-Percent Appointees Head to Council

Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes has placed an order "authorizing legal action against Siemens Industry Inc. (Building Technologies Division) for violations of its performance contractual agreement with the City of ...

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Auditor: All but $3.6M of $377M in Kemper Refunds Complete

All but $3.6 million of $377 million in rate refunds related to Mississippi Power Co.'s Kemper County plant are back in the hands of customers, auditors say.

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The Rights of Working People

A longstanding French tradition upholds the rights of working people—and it goes back as far as the 1789 revolution with the so-called "sans-culottes" who were too poor to afford the ...

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Food Truck Friday at the Mustard Seed, Flora Butcher and New Residence Inn

The Mustard Seed, a community for adults with developmental disabilities, is hosting its own Food Truck Friday event on Aug. 19, with the goal of bringing people to the campus ...

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Mayoral Hopeful Graham: Continental Tire Plant Saving Grace of Jackson

Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham holds up the Continental Tire plant as the saving grace of Jackson. "We are at the forefront of something very big," Graham said this morning.

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