Tag Archives: Occupy Jackson

(VIDEO) Occupy Revisited

December 14, 2012

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If you work in downtown Jackson and were wondering where the bullhorn was coming from during the Thursday lunch hour then please read on. Occupy Jackson, an informal affiliate of last year’s national Occupy Wall Street movement is back. The one-day demonstration amounted to five American citizens huddled outside Smith Park on the corner of […]

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Reluctance to be first makes food trucks no shows for now

December 4, 2011

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Monique Davis, who doubles as owner and chef of Lumpkins Barbeque on Raymond Road, thought about taking her barbecue and Southern cuisine on the road after the Jackson City Council gave the green light for food trucks to operate in the city. But she’s doing what it seems other potential food truck operators are also […]

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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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Occupy Jackson to ask council for extended stay in Smith Park

October 28, 2011

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Occupy Jackson could be headed for a critical test Tuesday night as spokespeople for the grassroots movement ask the Jackson City Council Tuesday night for a permit to continue their low-key protest in downtown’s Smith Park for an extended period. The occupiers, a mix of college age people, retirees and middle-agers, have been spending their […]

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