Posts Tagged ‘Harvey Johnson’

Yarber, Lumumba headed to runoff for Jackson mayor

JACKSON — City Council member Tony Yarber and Chokwe Antar Lumumba, son of the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, will be in an April 22 runoff to see who will become Jackson’s next mayor. Complete, but unofficial, returns from yesterday’s election show only 10 votes separate the two. Affidavit and absentee ballots are still to be […] [...]

Ricky Nobile- May 24, 2013

by Ricky Nobile Published: May 24,2013

Tags: Chocke Lumumba, Democratic primary, Harvey Johnson, Jackson mayoral race, Jonathan Lee

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Penny tax until 2023

The City of Jackson’s hopes for an eventual fix to its crumbling infrastructure, especially its water and sewer systems, has survived a key Mississippi Senate Finance Committee vote. The committee approved an amendment to legislation passed two years ago to allow Jackson to stage a referendum on enacting a penny special option sales tax to […] [...]

Mayor takes over steering effort for downtown arena

by Ted Carter Published: January 16,2011

Tags: Ben Allen, Harvey Johnson

A steering committee created to plan and promote an arena for downtown Jackson has disbanded to make way for Mayor Harvey Johnson to lead the charge. Where the effort goes from here is now up to the mayor and City Hall, said Ben Allen, director of Downtown Jackson Partners, a public-private entity that works to […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: ‘GO-80’ could be roadmap to region’s revival

Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson is thinking big with his “Go-80” strategy, an expansive blueprint for generating tens of millions of dollars in new tax revenue through redeveloping Jackson’s nine-mile U.S. 80 corridor from the Pearl River to the Clinton city limits. It’s an investment strategy in need of deep pockets that Jackson does not have […] [...]

Metrocenter owner: Debt paid

by Ted Carter Published: December 5,2010

Tags: Harvey Johnson, Jason Goree, Metrocenter Mall, Richard Montague, Shervin Mateen

Los Angeles-based owners will consider purchase offers for ailing mall but portions of mall to be shuttered A Los Angeles real estate investment partnership that owns Jackson’s Metrocenter Mall says it has caught up on the mall’s tardy debt and will avoid foreclosure. Meanwhile, Jackson Metrocenter Group, LLC, is willing to consider offers from prospective […] [...]

Land-use changes first up in U.S. 80 transformation plan

Jackson mayor wants timely movement on ‘Go-80’ strategy With the ailing Metrocenter Mall tagged as ground zero, Jackson’s U.S. 80 corridor would see a sweeping rezoning under a city strategy for attracting businesses that are more economically viable and more beneficial to the community than the string of used car lots, fast-food restaurants, lounges, liquor […] [...]

Revamp of U.S. 80 to employ multi-pronged effort — and money

by Ted Carter Published: December 5,2010

Tags: Gray Ouzts, Harvey Johnson, Jason Brookins

Success could hinge on securing public-private partnerships, officials say Land-use changes are but one element of a strategy developed to significantly upgrade the appearance and mix of businesses along Jackson’s nine-mile U.S. 80 corridor from the Pearl River to the Clinton city limits. Together with transportation improvements and upgrades to infrastructure such as water and sewer, […] [...]

Ditto On State History Museum

by Stephen McDill Published: November 29,2010

Tags: Harvey Johnson, Kane Ditto, Mississippi State History Museum

Jackson developer Kane Ditto, former mayor of Jackson and current president of the Board of Trustees for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, talks with MBJ-TV about upcoming plans for a new Mississippi state history museum. [...]

Cartoon – June 21, 2010

by For the MBJ Published: June 20,2010

Tags: Cartoon, Harvey Johnson, IBC, ricky nobile

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