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10 Local Stories of the Week

Complaints over increased water and sewer rates have continued, even after the Jackson City Council passed the 2013-2014 fiscal-year budget.

Complaints over increased water and sewer rates have continued, even after the Jackson City Council passed the 2013-2014 fiscal-year budget. 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. Complaints over increased water and sewer rates have continued, even after the Jackson City Council passed the 2013-2014 fiscal-year budget.
  2. William Brown’s wife, DeUndra, believes her husband was victimized twice—once at the hands of his killer and again by a state law that allows people to carry guns openly.
  3. Almost three months have passed since Quardious Thomas was shot and killed in northwest Jackson's Lakeover subdivision for allegedly trying to steal a car.
  4. The history of Farish Street's renovation efforts, which Jackson architect Steven Horn first proposed in 1983, is as shameful as the area is illustrious.
  5. Mississippi Center for Justice staff attorney Whitney Barkley believes that college loan debt could be bad news for the U.S. economy.
  6. Late Wednesday afternoon, developer David Watkins asked the Jackson Redevelopment Authority to reconsider its Sept. 25 vote to cancel the contract with Farish Street Group LLC, the company charged with renovating and developing the Farish Street Entertainment District since 2008.
  7. Democrats Darrel McQuirter and James "Lap" Baker made it into the November general election for Hinds County supervisor.
  8. Another group has come to the table in the struggle to fill empty houses in the Jackson area. The nonprofit Home Again Inc. is teaming with Hope Credit Union and Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas to do it.
  9. Check out the JFP's 2013 Artists to Watch here.
  10. The JFP asks some Jackson musicians 5 questions here.

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