Ward 7 Councilwoman Margaret Barrett-Simon said at the meeting that the city has too much at stake to not help the Jackson Zoo maintain its accreditation.
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 kingdom of Kush served as a model and namesake for the Jackson-Kush Plan, which the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement developed to promote self-determination, participatory democracy and economic justice in Mississippi.
- What's better than giving a child a book? Through Dec. 13, you can help a child learn how to read.
- The therapeutic benefits of practicing yoga are well documented, but this coming weekend, the power of yoga will be on display in a different way.
- Lately, Beth Poff has been concerned about the Jackson Zoo's dire financial situation, which threatened the park's national accreditation.
- Cedric Willis, who was arrested in 1994 and charged with murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault, and was exonerated 12 years later, doesn't buy the argument that law-enforcement officials don't have enough money to stop the illegal trade.
- La Finestra, a new restaurant owned by local chef Tom Ramsey, opened its doors Monday, Nov. 11.
- Hours after state Sen. John Horhn hosted a forum to fight what he called the "recent onslaught of crime in Jackson," Horhn himself contributed to the city's crime problem by being arrested on DUI charges.
- The Outlets of Mississippi, a retail shopping center located near Interstate 20 in Pearl, opened Thursday morning with ribbon-cutting ceremony that Bryant and other officials attended.
- On a day made for honoring veterans of American wars, the members of VFW Post 9832 did just that—and in high fashion.
- In recent years, David Watkins has taken credit for several successful renovation projects—the King Edward Hotel, the Standard Life Building and Retro Metro, which renovated a large chunk of Metrocenter Mall.
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