Tag Archives: Jackson

Mississippi College’s Jim Rosenblatt will step down as dean, join faculty in August 2014

November 13, 2013

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Jim Rosenblatt, who’s provided extraordinary service as dean at the Mississippi College School of Law for more than a decade, will leave his post in August 2014 to become a law professor on the Jackson campus. The energetic leader of MC Law since August 2003 ranks among the USA’s top 20 longest serving law deans. […]

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Mississippi chooses former D.C. schools administrator Carey Wright as superintendent of education.

September 25, 2013

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JEFF AMY, Associated Press   JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi’s state Board of Education has chosen former Washington., D.C., schools administrator Carey Wright as superintendent of education. A person with direct knowledge of her selection told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the appointment had not yet been formally announced. Wright was the only […]

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Rep. Bennie Thompson to address August 14 Greater Jackson Chamber luncheon

August 1, 2013

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Bennie Thompson

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D- Mississippi) will be the guest speaker at the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership’s next membership luncheon scheduled for 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, August 14, at the Jackson Convention Complex in downtown Jackson. A former alderman and mayor of Bolton, Thompson has represented the state’s 2nd Congressional District for nine terms, including […]

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Mississippi Home of Your Own home buyer workshop set

July 29, 2013

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Jackson, Miss. — Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Aug. 10, for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Andrew Jackson Conference Room on the first floor of the Warren […]

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CEO Silverman moves from Madison to Brandon

July 10, 2013

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Crossgates River Oaks Hospital has a new — but familiar — chief executive officer. Glen Silverman has accepted the role of CEO of the hospital in Brandon after having served in the same capacity at Madison River Oaks Medical Center in Madison, a position he had held since 2010. Silverman has been with Health Management […]

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Report: Jackson one of country’s most violent cities

July 2, 2013

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Business Insider reports that Jackson, Mississippi is one of the country’s most violent cities. The information comes from a new FBI study that analyzed the nationwide rise in violent crime last year. Jackson ranked #8 ahead of Baltimore and Newark in the top ten list of violent U.S. cities that also included perennial offenders St. […]

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Jackson has some of the lowest gas prices in the nation

June 10, 2013

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According to a fuel price map on GasBuddy.com, the city of Jackson and surrounding Hinds County has some of the lowest gas prices in the nation. The USA National Gas Price Heat Map has most of Mississippi in the light green to dark green range with an average gas price of $3.09-3.22 per gallon. Other […]

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MCDILL: Thoughts on panhandling

June 6, 2013

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Jackson has a huge problem. Bigger than potholes. Smaller than crime. But still huge. This is the part where the economic developer says that perception is the problem. Not exactly, but it ties in with perception. The problem is panhandling. Sure, it’s not a huge thing in the grand scheme of life. Just a person […]

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ANDERSON: Chokwe Lumumba has a lot to learn about the economics of running a city

May 29, 2013

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I don’t live in Jackson, but neither do most of the folks on my Facebook feed. That didn’t stop them from ranting about the outcome of the Jackson mayoral primary. The Facebook equivalent of “run for your lives” filled my screen. Shocked posters declared the election had been rigged. » Read complete story here …

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Men’s Health says Jackson is the worst city in the country to exercise

May 21, 2013

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MensHealth.com has ranked Jackson, Mississippi last on its list of the 100 least active American cities. The ranking linked here puts Jackson just behind Nashville, Tennessee and Charleston, West Virginia for lack of physical activity among its population. Other cities in the category include: » Little Rock, Arkansas » Corpus Christi, Texas » New Orleans, Louisiana […]

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