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Marie Weidmayer

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City, JPS Benefitting from Sale of 228 Forfeited Properties

Almost $200,000 is going back to Hinds County governmental organizations from the sale of 228 tax-forfeited properties. Nearly two-thirds of the money is going to the City of Jackson and Jackson Public Schools.

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Feds' 'Operation High Life' Drug Raid Arrests Can Draw Life in Prison

At least six people in Mississippi and Texas could face life in prison after a group of federal, state and local law enforcement seized more than 40 kilograms of methamphetamine, 3 kilograms of cocaine and 100 pounds of marijuana near Philadelphia, Miss., on May 30 in a coordinated drug raid.

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City Finance Director Announces Last Day During Harsh Audit Report

News of Jackson Department of Finance and Administration director Charles Hatcher's departure surfaced publicly for the first time at a Finance Committee meeting this afternoon, while the committee discussed why the budget audit—started in November 2017—is not complete.

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Brooklyn Woman Wins $10,000 for Design for New Jackson Signage

A New York City woman has won $10,000 for designing a new promotional look for Jackson signage. Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba announced the winner of the Unified Signage Competition on the steps of City Hall Tuesday, May 29.

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Work Ethic, Honesty High on Mississippi Businesses' Needs, Survey Shows

Businesses in Mississippi are looking for workers with work ethic, honesty and communication skills, a new survey revealed today shows.

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Workforce Training Cafe Coming to Former Koinonia Coffee House in 2019

The former Koinonia Coffee House was full on the morning of Friday, May 25, as community members attended the weekly Friday Forum where Jordan Butler, project leader for Refill Cafe, presented about the initiative

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City Announces Programs to Decrease Youth Crimes; More Youth Summer Programs and Pools

At a press conference on Tuesday, May 22, Mayor Chowke Antar Lumumba announced programs to try to help decrease youth crime, including summer programs and new policing methods.

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Lumumba Cites 'Failures' That Led to Death of Frances Fortner

On behalf of the City of Jackson, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has accepted responsibility for not preventing the accident that killed Frances "Franny" Fortner.

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Tuition, Rooms, Meals to Increase at All Public Universities in Mississippi

The costs of tuition, room and board, and meal plans at Mississippi's public universities are rising in the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Public Works on Manholes: Unaware of Other Uncovered Ones in Jackson

A Jackson Academy senior died after her vehicle hit a manhole and flipped upside down on Ridgewood Road near Venetian Way on Thursday, May 17.