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10 Local Stories This Week

Jackson has seen major progress since 2002. If some of the proposals currently on the table come to fruition, the next 10 years may bring even more progress to the capital city.

Jackson has seen major progress since 2002. If some of the proposals currently on the table come to fruition, the next 10 years may bring even more progress to the capital city. Photo by Trip Burns.

— The Jackson Free Press celebrated its 10th birthday this week with a look back at the last decade in the capital city. Here's 10 local stories from the week.

  1. Reporters Jacob D. Fuller and R.L. Nave team up to report on the past decade of progress and development in the capital city.

  2. Jacob D. Fuller reports Jackson Convention Complex general manager Kelvin D. Moore believes a Convention Center Hotel could bring the complex's economic impact up $14 million a year.

  3. Former Hinds County Supervisor George Smith denies to reporter R.L. Nave that race played a role in the county’s redistricting plan.

  4. Managing Editor Ronni Mott reports Mississippi continues to lag behind the nation in income and poverty.

  5. R.L. Nave reports when Shawna Davie came to the capital city from St. Louis to attend Jackson State University, like many college students, she didn't know what she'd do with her life.

  6. Bryan Flynn profiles Jackson State quarterback Clayton Moore.

  7. Some of Jackson's homeless speak out, say they want jobs, not handouts, Jacob D. Fuller reports from a city-led conference on homelessness.

  8. Editor-in-Chief Donna Ladd talks about living local in Jackson over the past decade.

  9. Edward St. Pe' and his company WeatherVision move into the e-Center and join with JSU in educating meteorology students.

  10. On the Jackson Free Press' 10th birthday, the JFP Staff give a brief history of the city's smart alternative.

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