A little after noon Wednesday, an ambulance arrived at the Jackson Women's Health Organization—Mississippi's last remaining abortion clinic.
Photo by Trip Burns
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:
- The city council voted Monday, Aug. 5, to approve a claims docket that included a $125,072.02 payment to WEI/AJA, the company that is overseeing Jackson's compliance with a consent decree from the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Nonprofit groups for the controversial Kemper County power plant, now 80 percent complete, have stepped up public-relations efforts in recent weeks.
- The Jackson City Council on Aug. 1 approved Synarus Green, former aide to U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson, as the city's chief administrative officer with a unanimous vote following an 80-minute public hearing at City Hall.
- Gov. Phil Bryant, who last year announced a partnership with the Canadian government, believes Mississippi should follow Canada’s example and develop the state’s oil-sands resources.
- The Jackson City Council confirmed 29-year police department veteran Lindsey Horton as the capital city’s new top cop on July 18, 2013.
- This is part one in an instructional yoga series, each focused on yoga positions for different purposes.
- Mississippi has a rich history, and we need to be the ones telling it. That's the message Mississippi Tourism Director Malcolm White delivered to the crowd Friday morning at Koinonia Coffee House.
- A little after noon Wednesday, an ambulance arrived at the Jackson Women's Health Organization—Mississippi's last remaining abortion clinic.
- Family members of Jason Murphy and A.J. Barber, and residents of the Virden Addition are still looking for answers about the boys' murders on July 21.
- Jackson non-profit Stewpot Community Services is once again fully operational after a budget crunch brought on by the theft of up to $120,000 in November.
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