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Now they're stealing buses in the Capital City

It’s not uncommon to hear the city of Jackson called to as “Jacktown” in reference to its volume of auto thefts. Now, the Capital City thieves have raised the bar — they stole a city bus. According to a report from the Clarion-Ledger, the Jatran bus was taken last night from the bus yard on Terry Road and was later ...

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Burn center moving from Crossgates to CMMC

BRANDON and JACKSON — Two years after a multimillion-dollar expansion, the burn center at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital is relocating to Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. The state Department of Health has issued a certificate of need to Health Management Associates approving the move from the Brandon hospital. According to a Health Department news release received by the Clarion-Ledger, ...

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Zoo loses accreditation; location keeping visitors away

Mississippi no longer has a fully-accredited zoo. The national Association of Zoos & Aquariums has pulled its accreditation the Jackson Zoo, which keeps 773 animals on 30 acres next to Livingston Park in west Jackson, though it will keep provisional accreditation during an appeal process that ends in March, according to The Clarion-Ledger. Financial instability due to a lack of ...

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City to hold meetings over major sewer/water rate hike plan

JACKSON — The city of Jackson will host a series of town hall meetings to discuss a proposed water and sewer rate hike. Water rates would rise 29 percent under the proposal, from $2.48 to $3.21 per 100 cubic feet, or 748 gallons. Sewer rates would more than double, from $2.15 to $4.47 per 100 cubic feet. With those rates, ...

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New mayor to weigh city's $90M infrastructure plan

JACKSON — The city of Jackson’s $90-million water and sewer project remains in limbo while a new administration and City Council subject it to another round of scrutiny. Under the terms of the project, known as an energy performance contract, Siemens would install new waters meters, upgrade the city’s billing software, replace equipment at the two water plants and repair ...

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City pays $160K to 75 workers on disciplinary leave

JACKSON — Over the past four years, the city of Jackson has paid 75 workers at least $160,000 to stay home on disciplinary leave. The Clarion-Ledger says the total is likely much higher. The newspaper says its analysis of city records identified 1,184 days of paid disciplinary leave from January 2009 to May 2013. But it says records for 46 ...

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Texas developer frustrated by latest Jackson convention hotel deal

An Austin, Texas, hotel development company says it feels slighted that the City of Jackson is not giving it an opportunity to make a proposal to build a convention center hotel. The hotel opportunity instead is going to Tampa, Fla.’s Robinson Callen Development in a $60-million deal the Jackson Redevelopment Authority approved on June 18 that so far JRA executive ...

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Construction to start by year’s end on Eastover development

Developers of The District at Eastover in Northeast Jackson finally own the site for the mixed-use project. Ted Duckworth and Breck Hines, co-owners of the The District Land Development Co., bought the 21-acre Old Blind School site from the state for $3.3 million. The deal closed Feb. 24. Hines said in an interview last week that construction should start on ...

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Jackson set to bet $40M from general fund on half ownership of convention center hotel

Jackson taxpayers could soon be on the hook for more than $40 million of a $94-million convention hotel. But the city, so far, cannot guarantee it’s making a sound investment. City officials have not done a feasibility study of a new hotel near the convention center. Instead, they are relying on a market study commissioned by development partner TCI Investments ...

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