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:
- NGV Solutions recently completed work on the state’s second public fueling station for natural gas vehicles in Flowood.
- The Landmark Building, which has remained vacant for two years since tenant AT&T left in 2011, could have a new owner by summer.
- Gov. Phil Bryant wants to test some people who apply for cash-assistance benefits for drugs. The courts might say otherwise.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Mississippi Adequate Education Program lays out the bare minimum that schools need to operate, but lawmakers almost never follow it.
- Jennifer Riley-Collins, executive director of the Mississippi ACLU, and other advocates are calling for common-sense legislation that protects workers, including immigrants.
- Vivian Fuller, the athletic director for Jackson State University, says that plans for the domed venue for the college are still very much alive.
- 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.
- Check out JFP's 2014 Best of Jackson winners here.
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