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Jackson halts Entergy payments until lights get fixed

Jackson officials have decided not to pay the city’s monthly Entergy bill until the power company fixes street lights that have been broken for months. The Clarion-Ledger reports that Jackson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to remove the approximately $429,000 payment to Entergy from the claims docket, promising only to pay it once the lights are working. Councilman Kenneth Stokes ...

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Hosemann says Mississippi election systems are secure

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Thursday he is taking “every possible precaution” to protect Mississippi’s election system from hacking or other security risks. Circuit clerks and elections officials in several counties also said in interviews that they’re working on security ahead of the Nov. 8 election. Republican Hosemann said his staff conducts daily monitoring of the Statewide Elections Management ...

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Commuter airline starts Jackson-to-Nashville service

By JACK WEATHERLY  The eight-seat Cessna 208 Caravan lifts off a runway on Southern Airways Express’ inaugural Jackson-to-Nashville flight on Monday. The single-engine turboprop plane heads to the Tennessee capital, with a brief stopover in Memphis. Takeoff from Jackson International is 9:03 a.m. The plane climbs to 9,000 feet and reaches cruising speed of about 200 miles per hour. The ...

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(WATCH) MBJ BUSINESS SHOWCASE — In the swing of things: Sanderson Farms Championship 2016

Recently, we had a chance to talk with Steve Jent, tournament director for the Sanderson Farms Championship, to catch up on the details for this year’s event. The tournament this year will be held October 24-30, a bit earlier than last year. Some might remember that last year’s event was held in November, and was somewhat challenged by weather, although ...

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Burlington to open store on County Line in Jackson

By JACK WEATHERLY Burlington Stores will open a 50,000-square-foot store in County Line Plaza on Friday. It will fill a large hole in the retail lineup. “We’re thrilled to open a new Burlington in the Jackson community, bringing more jobs to the neighborhood and providing local residents with a valued shopping experience,” Chairman and Chief Executive Tom Kingsbury said in ...

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Judge orders Hinds County district attorney cases unsealed

A judge has unsealed the court documents from a number of cases involving Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith. Judge Larry Roberts granted motions by The Clarion-Ledger to unseal the records in six court cases and Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill’s administrative file. Some records related to the dispute are in Weill’s file. Lawyers for Attorney General Jim ...

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District at Eastover developers now own One Eastover Center

By LISA MONTI The developers of The District at Eastover now own One Eastover Center, the Class A office building with an adjacent garage that anchors the north side of the mixed-use development being built in the center of the Metro Jackson area. OEC District LLC bought the five-story office building and 400-space garage from Eastover Jackson LLC, for an undisclosed ...

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MBJ SHOWCASE: Old Capitol Inn and Mende Alford

When you hear the term “boutique hotel”, you might tend to associate the concept with a quaint inn located in, say, Boston, or Manhattan, or perhaps in the south of France. However, Jackson is home to its own boutique hotel at the Old Capitol Inn, on State Street. Recently, I had the opportunity to spend a few nights at the ...

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MDOT recognizes Hinds County employees

The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently recognized residents of Hinds County for their service to MDOT. Honored were, front row, from left, Jessica Dilley, Bonnie Sides, Lisa Kennedy, and Dejuana Parker; Back Row, MDOT Chief Engineer Mark McConnell, James Eggleston, Ron Rester, Byron Flood, Paul Greene and MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath.

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Jackson mayor touts ‘momentum’ in state-of-the-city speech

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber says the city’s crime rate is falling because of community policing. In a state-of-the-city address Tuesday night, Yarber also said Jackson tax revenue is rising because companies see the city as a good investment. Yarber said crime was down 14 percent in 2015 and could drop 10 percent this year. Jackson news outlets said the mayor ...

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