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“The Help” Earns Oscar Nod

January 24, 2012

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The 84th Academy Awards on ABC can count on a likely higher viewing audience from the Magnolia State this year. Oscar’s 2012 picks for Best Picture include  “The Help”, a film based on the New York Times bestseller by Jackson native Kathryn Stockett. The story of black and white women growing up in 1960′s Mississippi […]

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Tension mounts between demonstrators and police at Occupy Jackson

November 11, 2011

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Nerves were raw at last night’s meeting of Jackson’s mini version of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Freezing demonstrators huddled in front of TV cameras on the corner of Congress and Amite streets and listened to lawyers from the ACLU. JPD cruisers passed by every ten minutes or so- lights off but still signaling their […]

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Jackson mourns loss of Parlor Market owner

October 21, 2011

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Noone fulfilled dream in downtown Jackson Craig Noone, chef and owner of Parlor Market restaurant, knew that a thriving downtown needs thriving restaurants. Noone fulfilled his lifelong vision of opening a restaurant and did it successfully while being part of downtown Jackson’s revitalization efforts. Noone’s death Oct. 14 from a car crash is a loss […]

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Experian gives Jackson nation’s 2nd worst credit score

October 17, 2011

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Jackson can be thankful for Harlingen, Texas. Without Harlingen, the Mississippi capital would have the nation’s worst Experian credit score. The credit reporting bureau gives Harlingen a national low of 686 and Jackson a second place 701, based on the credit history of residents. Corpus Christi, Texas, is knocking at the door of second-place, with […]

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Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership Unveils 10-Year Plan

September 29, 2011

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JACKSON- Leadership at the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership are hoping their new decade-long strategy and marketing assessment of the Greater Jackson metro area will be a “holistic approach based on people, place and prosperity.”

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Public land in Delta impacted by river flood

September 16, 2011

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Every year, hunters flock to the Delta to take advantage of some of the best public hunting land in the state offered by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks’ wildlife management areas (WMAs) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This year, however, hunters are wondering if […]

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Short film made in Jackson

June 26, 2011

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Mississippi filmmakers recently wrapped “Valentine’s Day,” a tragic love story filmed in several Jackson locations with a local cast and crew and a budget under $20,000. Executive producer Robbie Fisher said, “What we tried to do was make this a beautiful, locally produced film to show what we can do.” The short film will likely […]

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Hotel execs mixed on seeing success for convention hotel

June 19, 2011

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Now city must decide whether a hotel represents a significant financial exposure or a significant opportunity Jackson’s convention hotel conundrum started the day crews went to work readying property on the south side of Pascagoula Street for construction of the Convention Center Complex. Once that work started in earnest, Jackson’s elected officials committed themselves to someday having […]

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MS should call Jackson the District of Magnolia, take it over

February 7, 2011

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By Amy McCullough * UPDATE – Feb. 8, 12:15 p.m. — Jackson Police detectives just showed up at our office to collect prints from yesterday’s break-in. Would have been nice if they had shown up yesterday, before we all disinfected our desks and the prints were still here. The state of Mississippi needs to take […]

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