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Jackson mayor declares infrastructure emergency

March 27, 2015

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JACKSON — Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber has signed an emergency declaration for Jackson’s infrastructure system. Thursday’s state of emergency declaration allows leeway in the bidding process with purchasing, engineering and other work and may lead to an influx of federal funds to assist with repairs. Yarber met with Gov. Phil Bryant and representatives of the […]

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Legal action possible on $90 million Siemens contract

February 19, 2015

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JACKSON — Jackson city council members have questioned a city attorney about the possibility of terminating the $90 million Siemens contract the city executed in 2012 and retrieving much of the $70 million already paid. Leaders also said that they are looking into possible legal action after the latest problem caused by the contract. The […]

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Butler Snow announces second major Nashville expansion

February 9, 2015

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NASHVILLE — Butler Snow has further expanded the firm’s Nashville office as 13 attorneys from Walker, Tipps & Malone PLC join the firm’s commercial litigation practice. With this growth, Butler Snow cements itself among the largest law firms in Tennessee, and greatly enhances its existing commercial litigation group. This move also adds three attorneys to Butler Snow’s […]

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Wallethub.com ranks Jackson 4th worst city for families

June 13, 2014

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Special to the MBJ Jackson has been ranked the fourth worst city for families according to a study done by the website wallethub.com. The city received a ranking of 147th out of the 150 largest cities in the United States. Birmingham, Ala., was ranked 148, Miami ranked 149 and Detroit received the worst ranking at […]

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JOEL BOMGAR: Most earmarks not only wasteful, they hurt Mississippi’s economy

June 9, 2014

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Joel Bomgar

  By Joel Bomgar For me, the U.S. Senate primary (and now runoff on June 24) is a referendum on spending, deficits, debt and earmarks. One side argues that most earmarks are wasteful and have created a culture in Washington of spending and debt (which I agree has been the case), and the other side […]

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Fondren to host TEDx talk Nov. 6

April 4, 2014

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The Mississippi Business Journal has learned that there will be a TEDx Talk in Fondren Nov. 6. More details are to come. According to the TEDx website, TEDx is an international community that organizes TED-style events anywhere and everywhere — celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage. TEDx events are produced independently of […]

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How is Jackson’s “Wallet Wellness?” Web site ranks 150 cities

April 2, 2014

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Jackson and many of its Deep South neighbors are ranked in the Bottom 10 of a “Wallet Wellness” survey compiled by WalletHub. According to its website, there is a correlation between physical, emotional and financial well-being – what it calls “Wallet Wellness.” Wallet Wellness encapsulates the connection between physical, financial and emotional health, according to […]

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Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet to present The Little Mermaid

March 25, 2014

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The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, under the artistic direction of JenniferBeasley, will present a brand new full-length ballet based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen tale “The Little Mermaid.” Performances will take place April 5 and 6 at 2 pm at the Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center on Ridgewood Road in Jackson. Choreographed and conceived by […]

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American Airlines adds Memphis flights

March 6, 2014

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According to the Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Airport Authority officials announced Thursday that American Airlines/US Airways will add three daily nonstop flights between Memphis and Philadelphia this summer. “We are excited to add more nonstop options for our passengers,” said Scott Brockman, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, in a news release. […]

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WAPT: Jackson special election to be set as early as Thursday

February 26, 2014

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Mayor Chokwe Lumumba  took office on Jul;y 1, 2013 after beating incumbent Harvey Johnson in a runoff.

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Jackson City Council is set to meet Thursday and, according to WAPT, could set a date for a special mayoral election. Mayor Chokwe Lumumba died late Tuesday afternoon at St. Dominic Hospital of natural causes, the Hinds County coroner said. Funeral arrangements have not yet been released. Ward 5 Councilman Charles […]

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