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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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C Spire turns on additional 3G sites in Delta, Gulf Coast

May 14, 2013

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C Spire Wireless says it has turned on 3G wireless sites in several areas in Mississippi. Company spokesman Dave Miller says the wireless capability is available now in the southeastern portion of Greenville from Highway 1 to S. Raceway Road as well as in parts of downtown Yazoo City. Northeast Batesville between I-55 and Highway […]

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Jackson 2nd on Weather Channel’s list of Top 10 tornado cities

April 29, 2013

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Dr. Greg Forbes of The Weather Channel has ranked his Top 10 tornado cities, and Jackson ranks second. Three Alabama cities make up the rest of the top four, with Huntsville first, Birmingham third and Tuscaloosa fourth. According to the Weather Channel’s website, Forbes based his information on tornado paths that came with 75 miles […]

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JPD announces overall crime drop for Capitol City

March 27, 2013

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From the City of Jackson: Preliminary information released by the Jackson Police Department detailed that overall crime in Jackson has decreased 16.2% year-to-date. Total property crime has dropped by 17.6% and violent crime has decreased 9% year-to-date as compared to this same time last year. In property crime, the most significant decreases were seen in […]

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OUR VIEW — The simple answer: Jackson needs the Department of Revenue

March 27, 2013

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“The new normal.” Those are an awful trio of words the nation’s nagging economic slump has left us with. They mark a concession that we are prepared to live with things that are less good than before, such as double-digit unemployment, underwater home values and — for downtown Jackson — historically high office vacancy rates. […]

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Op-Ed: The shared fortunes of Jackson and its suburbs

February 22, 2013

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By: Matthew D. Bolian Since 2011, a fight has been brewing in the state capitol over where the Department of Revenue (DOR) and its 500 plus workers are going to relocate. In one corner is Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson, and in the other is Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, R-Clinton. Sen. Blount represents those […]

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