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Jackson Mayor Lumumba dead at 66

February 25, 2014

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Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba died unexpectedly Tuesday at age 66. Jackson TV station WAPT Channel 16 reported about 6 p.m. that the Hinds County coroner had confirmed the mayor’s death. The Detroit native and Jackson lawyer and civic activist won election in June 2013, unseating Harvey Johnson in a runoff. Lumumba had been reported to […]

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Consultants give convention hotel details after TCI doesn’t show

November 23, 2011

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A public forum Jackson City Councilman Tony Yarber staged Nov. 17 to hear details on a planned convention center hotel deal “right from the horse’s mouth” fell short of that expectation when the city’s proposed partner did a no-show. Instead, the 50 or so people gathered at the Anderson United Methodist Church got some brief […]

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As a formality, Jackson will seek convention hotel partnership proposals

November 23, 2011

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Though the Jackson Redevelopment Authority doesn’t expect any takers, the authority’s board agreed Wednesday to a 15-day advertising period for a developer other than Transcontinental Realty Investments of Dallas to partner with the city on a convention headquarters hotel. The JRA board sees the action as a formality and a step toward moving a final […]

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Jackson council likely to grant Occupiers 24/7 Smith Park permission

November 8, 2011

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Occupy Jackson protesters may find the majority of Jackson City Council members receptive to giving them special permission to remain in Smith Park around the clock, thus ending the nightly migrations to the sidewalk on the west side of Congress Street. The Occupy Jackson group, entering its second month in the park, had planned to […]

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Occupy Jackson says willing to risk arrest by staying in park after dark Nov. 5

November 3, 2011

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Occupy Jackson protesters say they will make a stand Saturday night (Nov. 5) and invite arrest for refusing to leave downtown Jackson’s Smith Park at dusk. The band of demonstrators which has fluctuated in number from fewer than five at times up to a few dozen at other times has been leaving the park at […]

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Senate OKs changes to Jackson special option sales tax legislation

February 11, 2011

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By Ted Carter Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson overcame a key challenge Thursday in his quest to overhaul the city’s antiquated water and sewer system.The city’s sole legislative priority for the year – a bill amendment that would enable the city to bond major water and sewer upgrades through 2023 – received Senate approval by a […]

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