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10 Local Stories of the Week

The Landmark Building, which has remained vacant for two years since tenant AT&T left in 2011, could have a new owner by summer.

The Landmark Building, which has remained vacant for two years since tenant AT&T left in 2011, could have a new owner by summer. 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. NGV Solutions recently completed work on the state’s second public fueling station for natural gas vehicles in Flowood.
  2. The Landmark Building, which has remained vacant for two years since tenant AT&T left in 2011, could have a new owner by summer.
  3. Gov. Phil Bryant wants to test some people who apply for cash-assistance benefits for drugs. The courts might say otherwise.
  4. Victoria Phillips of Raleigh, Miss., credits the conjugal-visit program at state prisons with keeping her family together and stronger than many non-prison families.
  5. On Friday, Jan. 17, Monroe Jackson, owner of Monroe's Donuts and Bakery, officially opened a new location on the ground floor of downtown's Capital Towers.
  6. The Mississippi Adequate Education Program lays out the bare minimum that schools need to operate, but lawmakers almost never follow it.
  7. Jennifer Riley-Collins, executive director of the Mississippi ACLU, and other advocates are calling for common-sense legislation that protects workers, including immigrants.
  8. Vivian Fuller, the athletic director for Jackson State University, says that plans for the domed venue for the college are still very much alive.
  9. One way to teach children independence is to get them involved at a young age in doing things for themselves and learning how to do things that benefit the whole family.
  10. Check out JFP's 2014 Best of Jackson winners here.

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