Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood issued an opinion outlining places where Mississippi statutes authorize enhanced permit carry, regardless of signage that municipalities posts.
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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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has plans for a 5,000-acre wildlife refuge between Ross Barnett Reservoir and Lakeland Drive.
- Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain, who died this week, is remembered as populist despite a scandal that colored his tenure.
- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood issued an opinion outlining places where Mississippi statutes authorize enhanced permit carry, regardless of signage that municipalities posts.
- Ward 6 Councilman Tony Yarber gathered with various religious leaders from across the city to announce his faith-based initiative to prevent crime.
- 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.
- On Nov. 1, sisters Alejandra Sprouts and Cristina Lazzari opened La Brioche, an authentic French patisserie, in the Jackson Enterprise Building.
- 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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