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10 Local Stories of the Week

Shawna Davie, director of education initiatives for the United Way of Jackson, is spearheading a community-wide initiative to support Jackson Public Schools and its students.

Shawna Davie, director of education initiatives for the United Way of Jackson, is spearheading a community-wide initiative to support Jackson Public Schools and its students. 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:

  1. Ward 4 Councilman De'Keither Stamps wants to curb the presence of illegal guns with an ordinance requiring gun owners to promptly report lost or stolen guns.
  2. Shawna Davie, director of education initiatives for the United Way of Jackson, is spearheading a community-wide initiative to support Jackson Public Schools and its students.
  3. Youth justice experts say that while school officials are often good at punishing kids for getting into fights, administrators often fail to sit kids down and talk about the problems that started everything.
  4. Farish Street may be the biggest mess David Watkins has ever stepped in, but it's certainly not the first project he's had to work and re-work.
  5. The City of Jackson was forced to adopt the State Department of Human Services' new policy of fingerprinting parents who get government assistance to pay for child care or risk losing its funding for the program.
  6. Fischer Galleries recently reopened in its new location on the fourth floor of the Dickie's Building at 736 S. President St.
  7. Check out JFP's 2013 Local Gift Guide here.
  8. Chef Nick Wallace makes a pit stop at BRAVO! for a preview dinner before heading to New York City for his James Beard House dinner.
  9. Sitting for hours on end at our desk creates tension and tightness through the neck, shoulders, back and hips. JFP presents a few stretches you can do to relieve tension and re-energize your body and mind.
  10. Cheryl Abernathy, Keni Bounds, Wayne Thomas and Eric Riggs want to get the audience involved when they perform as the Detective Mystery Dinner Theatre group.

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