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10 Local Stories of the Week

Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Cedrick Gray is supportive of an ordinance that would levy penalties against parents of truant students.

Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Cedrick Gray is supportive of an ordinance that would levy penalties against parents of truant students. 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. Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba is aware that his controversial budget, which the city council passed Sept. 12 with a 5-2 vote, would ruffle some feathers.
  2. Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Cedrick Gray is supportive of an ordinance that would levy penalties against parents of truant students.
  3. Alberta Ross Gibson is confident she can sell investors and developers on doing business in Hinds County.
  4. Darrel McQuirter, a Hinds County department head who took a leave of absence to run for the District 2 supervisor's seat, is putting his job on the line because he believes he can help the county run better.
  5. Mississippi is set to choose a general contractor for the Mississippi Museum of History and the accompanying Mississippi Civil Rights Museum by Sept. 26.
  6. Tuesday, Sept. 24's special primary elections are generating an unusually high level of interest as far as county board of supervisors races go.
  7. Right now, Mississippi's economy is doing better than the U.S. on average—but probably not for long.
  8. Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann plans to have the state's voter-identification law in place by spring or summer of 2014.
  9. Despite still being years away from any dirt moving on the so-called One Lake project that aims to mitigate flooding and provide business opportunities along its shore, one member of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors wants to make sure that Hinds County gets its fair share.
  10. Anyone who has lived in Jackson for a while, and gotten involved even marginally in the community, knows that there is no shortage of ideas on how to improve our city floating around.

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