Tag Archives: Jackson

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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THE MBJ VIEW: Saving downtown Jackson and big dollars to boot

February 1, 2013

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Say a cash-strapped state like Mississippi had an opportunity to save tens of millions of dollars on office space in the coming decades while injecting new economic life into its capital city. How fast would you give the idea a thumbs-up – or at least an in-depth look ? State Sen. David Blount wants the […]

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Roe v. Wade v. Fondren

July 11, 2012

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Rooster’s owner Nathan Glenn says he runs a family restaurant and is aggravated that his customers have to stare at pictures of dead babies every time they bite into a hamburger. “Their signs are pointed directly at us,” Glenn said, referring to the frequent protesters that picket across the street at Mississippi’s only abortion clinic. […]

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Eaton’s Jackson facility recognized as top supplier for Learjet 85 program

June 4, 2012

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JACKSON — Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation’s aerospace facility in Jackson was recently awarded by Bombardier Aerospace for superior performance in quality, delivery and competitiveness as the hydraulic system supplier for the highly anticipated Learjet 85 business jet. “Our LJ85 team has enhanced Eaton’s growth position at Bombardier Aerospace by providing solutions that have enabled […]

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