This corroded pipe, which was dug up from under West Street, is made of cast iron, and doesn’t have a protective lining like newer ductile iron pipes do.
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:
- One of the biggest reasons developer David Watkins lists as a setback on the Farish Street Entertainment District project may not be anyone else's fault.
- If Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba is looking for a pitch to sell Jacksonians on the proposed 1-percent sales tax, he could simply forward everyone the press releases regarding boil water notices from the city's Department of Public Works.
- Dr. Robert Blaine said Jackson State University's iPad program helped close the school's internal achievement gap, and has put JSU on the cutting edge of digital learning.
- Ward 6 Councilman Tony Yarber gathered with various religious leaders from across the city to announce his faith-based initiative to prevent crime.
- Even though it's right smack in the middle of a thousand different religious celebrations, Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday.
- Come next summer, Jesse Houston plans to bring new seafood options to Jackson when he opens Saltine Oysters and Brew.
- Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Cedrick Gray met with JPS bus drivers on the ninth day of a city-wide strike.
- The law providing immunity for Eric Williams in the death of Quardious Thomas is Mississippi's Castle Doctrine, which spells out a range of circumstances in which homicide may be justified.
- Mississippi Secretary of State of Delbert Hosemann's office is launching a publicity blitz to bring attention to the state's voter-identification law that's scheduled to be used for the first time for the June 2014 primaries.
- A new report from one group promoting Medicaid expansion looks at Medicaid expansion's effects on regions and local communities.
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