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Some County, City Workers in Line for Pay Hikes

With minimal discussion at this morning's meeting of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors, members voted 4-1 to raise the minimum wage to $9.45 per hour for employees who have ...

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Federal Marriage Equality Suit Filed in Jackson

Jocelyn Pritchett and Carla Webb of Jackson are plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging Mississippi's state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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Rita Martinson

State Rep. Rita Martinson, 77, who has represented Madison as a Republican since 1992, recently announced that she would not seek another term so that she can spend more time ...

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Jackson to Appeal Federal Court Ruling

The city of Jackson is likely to appeal a recent court decision that would could cost the already cash strapped capital more than $500,000 in fines.

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Watkins: HUD Report ‘Libelous,’ ‘Inaccurate’

David Watkins, the Jackson attorney and developer who has been under fire for his handling of the Farish Street revitalization, is defending himself and his company against a scathing federal ...

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Yarber Gala Raised, Spent $86K

Mayor Tony Yarber's inaugural gala committee spent almost $85,670—raised from a mostly new crew of donors than those who publicly backed his candidacy.

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Voter ID Suffers Big Blows

State requirements for citizens to present government-issued identification suffered several setbacks this week.

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C Spire Brings Faster Than Broadband to Jackson

This morning, Ridgeland-based C Spire and City of Jackson officials announced Jackson as the telecommunications company's newest "fiber city."

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Stalemate at the Jail

The inability to come to a consensus over fixing Raymond Detention Center was again thrust into the spotlight recently following a scathing report of a Hinds County grand jury that ...

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Waiting for ‘One Lake’

Flood control has worried locals since two floods, in spring 1979 and again in 1983. Ever since, groups have floated a procession of flood plans.

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