The gun Byron de la Beckwith used to kill Medgar Evers in Jackson will be in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
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:
- After years of planning, debate and revision, public sentiment about a plan to dam part of the Pearl River and create a lake that is designed to reduce flooding in Jackson and draw real-estate investments still appears to be muddled.
- A recent incident at a performance of “The Laramie Project” at Ole Miss reignited nationwide discussion of LGBTQ issues.
- Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter has spent most of his professional life trying to move the ball forward on race relations, and he is proud to be a part of what he hopes is his state's biggest acknowledgement of its sordid racial past to date.
- If one lesson that came out of the recent showdown over opening the federal government and paying the nation's bills, it's that deep fissures persist within the Republican Party.
- The JFP presents a collection of stories with helpful Halloween tips and recommendations.
- On Saturday, Oct. 26, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba fulfilled his oft-repeated promise of a citywide cleanup, called "A Cleaner Jackson, A Greener Jackson, A Healthier Jackson."
- Three former governors and the current one, the permanent first lady of Mississippi, Myrlie Ever-Williams, and various state leaders broke ground on the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Thursday morning before a crowd of approximately 300 people.
- Mayor Chokwe Lumumba brushed off concerns from Jackson City Council members at Monday's work session about the 1-percent sales tax, which Jacksonians would have to pass by referendum.
- The Jackson State University football Tigers woke up winners last Saturday morning, and made the best of a bad situation by celebrating homecoming with a scrimmage and concert at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
- Jackson-based EastGroup Properties has been enjoying increased revenue and profit in its third quarter as an increasing number of tenants rent industrial space from the company.
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