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10 Local Stories of the Week

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood issued an opinion outlining places where Mississippi statutes authorize enhanced permit carry, regardless of signage that municipalities posts.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood issued an opinion outlining places where Mississippi statutes authorize enhanced permit carry, regardless of signage that municipalities posts. Photo by Amile Wilson

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. A housing development that had been planned for west Jackson before it met community opposition is moving ahead in a new location in downtown Jackson.
  2. The 4-2 vote the city took last week to enact fingerprint scanning for the city's child-care programs might have been a little premature, following revelations that a previously filed injunction could delay and ultimately kill the Mississippi Department of Human Services mandate.
  3. De’Keither Stamps and several of his colleagues on the Jackson City Council traveled to Seattle, Wash., to attend a National League of Cities conference, where they collected a bevy of ideas to bring back home.
  4. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has plans for a 5,000-acre wildlife refuge between Ross Barnett Reservoir and Lakeland Drive.
  5. Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain, who died this week, is remembered as populist despite a scandal that colored his tenure.
  6. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood issued an opinion outlining places where Mississippi statutes authorize enhanced permit carry, regardless of signage that municipalities posts.
  7. Ward 6 Councilman Tony Yarber gathered with various religious leaders from across the city to announce his faith-based initiative to prevent crime.
  8. Steve Renfroe, the newest member of the Mississippi Public Service Commission, is the man in the middle on the question of the controversial Kemper County power plant, now under construction.
  9. On Nov. 1, sisters Alejandra Sprouts and Cristina Lazzari opened La Brioche, an authentic French patisserie, in the Jackson Enterprise Building.
  10. City officials took their message to the people Sunday evening in the first of several town-hall style events, kick-starting the massive task of selling Jacksonians on a proposed 1-percent sales-tax hike.

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