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Power APAC Elementary Dropping Confederate’s Name; Students to Vote for New One

Changing the name of Jackson schools that reference past Confederate soldiers is not about erasing the past but giving the students a way to be proud, Power APAC Elementary School ...

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Azia’s Picks 10-16-20

Whatever you decide to do to unwind this weekend, I hope my picks for the upcoming week pique you interest. Don’t let another day past this week without doing something ...

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City Will Rent Jail Space from Holmes, Yazoo Counties for Misdemeanor Detainees

The City of Jackson will rent 25 jail beds in Yazoo County and another 12 in Holmes County to house people arrested for misdemeanors.

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De’Keither Stamps Wins District 66 House Seat in Runoff; Replaces Jarvis Dortch

Ward 4 Councilman De’Keither Stamps of Jackson emerged victorious in the special runoff election Tuesday to fill the District 66 seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives. He got 65% ...

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200 Jackson Families to Avoid Eviction with Assistance from City, Salvation Army

Low-income families threatened with eviction in Jackson can receive assistance via a $517,706 homelessness-prevention grant offered by Salvation Army in partnership with the City’s Office of Housing and Community Development, ...

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Lumumba: City’s Mask Mandate Stands, But State Fair in Jackson Can Ignore Rule

"I want to remind people how this works from a legislative position—the governor sets the floor, but we can move beyond that, we can choose to have restrictions which we ...

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Ward 2 Council Election on Nov. 17; Shakespeare To County Election Commission, Zoo Doing Well

After Melvin V. Priester, Jr resigned as Ward 2 councilman Monday, the City has slated a special election to fill the seat on Nov. 17 with a possible runoff on ...

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Mayor Lumumba Unloads On U.S. Attorney Hurst Over ‘Operation Legend’ Strategy

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba accused United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi Michael Hurst Tuesday of politicizing crime problems in the capital city.

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Azia’s Picks 10-1-20

I believe that October is a month for digging deeper, healing buried trauma and forging a better version of ourselves. Although the journey can be uncomfortable, the fire is necessary ...

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Bridging The Unemployment Gap, One Jacksonian At A Time

Jonathan Barnett is the pioneer and the only coordinator to date of Jobs for Jacksonians, the City of Jackson's program to connect the citizens with employment opportunities.

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Deploy Dark Fibers To Meet Broadband Need, Policy Makers Say in Zoom Call

Deploying unused fiber optics already in the ground may bridge the digital divide in Mississippi, guests at a virtual town hall organized Thursday by Rep. Debra Gibbs, D-Jackson, said.

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Azia’s Picks 9-25-20

I don’t know about you, but I’m in desperate need of a recharge and this time of year is the perfect time to welcome in new manifestation vibes. I hope ...

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Feds Offer to Help Curb Crime in Mississippi Capital

Mississippi's capital city says it plans to work with the U.S. Department of Justice to help fight crime. Jackson City Council President Aaron Banks says U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst extended ...

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Repaving ‘One of the Worst Streets’ in Jackson—Ellis Avenue—with Capitol Street Ahead

The portion of Ellis Avenue that runs from St. Charles Street to Capitol Street is up next for resurfacing as the City of Jackson continues with the 2020 paving season.

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Sewage Fix Finally: The Pittmans Get Relief After Eight Months of Stench

After eight months of living with the smell of sewage in their apartment, a couple living on Sage Street in Jackson finally got relief earlier this month.

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Crime Expert Decries City Council's Jail-Renting Initiative

Renting jail spaces to hold people accused of misdemeanors is a waste of money and an ethically wrong approach, Urban Peace Institute Senior Consultant on Conflict and Violence Ron Noblet ...

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City Earmarks $2.6 million for Belhaven Flooding, Calls on UMMC to Step Up

Flooding woes for the people of the Belhaven community may soon be over. On Tuesday, the Jackson City council approved a $2.6-million contract award to Copeland and Johns Inc. for ...

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Policing Mental Illness: The Death of Mario Clark and the Need for Alternatives

One in four killings in police officers' hands involved someone with mental-health issues, the Treatment Advocacy Center, based in Arlington, Va., reports.

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City Bumps Police Pay, Approves $500,000 To Rent Jail Space for Misdemeanors

Recruits to the Jackson Police Department will now earn $30,000, up 15% in the 2020-2021 financial year budget from the previous $26,000. The Jackson City Council approved the budget increase ...

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Azia’s Picks 9-11-20

I hope you are able to spread your wings into the crisp looming fall breeze and take time to enjoy your weekend. Here’s my top picks to get you started!

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