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Handing over the project

Despite rough economy, David Watkins believes Riverwalk could become a reality In December, Jackson developer David Watkins unveiled plans for Riverwalk and Town Lake, an ambitious project that would feature a mile-long, concrete-lined canal that starts at Farish Street and ends at Court Street, where it would empty into a 35-acre lake that connected to the Pearl River. Watkins, who ...

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Jackson Mayor: Pipe Breaks Not Due to Lack of Updates

Mayor Harvey Johnson still says Jackson’s 133 water main breaks were due to extended sub-freezing temperatures and not delinquent system updates. At an 11 a.m. City Hall press conference Johnson said $100 million has been invested in the city system over the past 12 years. According to a decade-old study, approximately $300 million would be required to update the Jackson water system. ...

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