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Smith Park renovation begins with cutting of trees

By JACK WEATHERLY A number of trees, some diseased some dead, were removed over the weekend as the start of $2.5 million plan to renovate Smith Park in downtown Jackson. The park in recent years has become an oasis with problems. It is a home base for the homeless, whose presence day and night discourages use of it by the general ...

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Ground broken for apartments serving disabled, homeless veterans

BILOXI — Officials have broken ground on an apartment complex in Biloxi that will serve disabled, homeless veterans. HomePort II, the second phase of a project completed on the same site in December 2012, will have a total of six units to house disabled, homeless veterans. Representatives from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and The Peoples ...

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Property owner balks on homeless shelter project

VICKSBURG — Plans for a transitional shelter for homeless people near the former ParkView Regional Medical Center have been scrapped. But planners tell the Vicksburg Post they will look for another site. Owners of the property where the former medical complex sits “weren’t interested in making it available for it anymore,” said Tina Hayward, executive director of Mountain of Faith ...

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MS should call Jackson the District of Magnolia, take it over

By Amy McCullough * UPDATE — Feb. 8, 12:15 p.m. — Jackson Police detectives just showed up at our office to collect prints from yesterday’s break-in. Would have been nice if they had shown up yesterday, before we all disinfected our desks and the prints were still here. The state of Mississippi needs to take downtown Jackson under conservatorship and ...

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  Housing Relocation and Stabilization Program to help prevent homelessness   In the past, homelessness has been mostly a problem in big cities, and has often been more common with single people than families. But with the current recession, high unemployment rates and record high levels of foreclosures in the first six months of 2009, there has been an increase in ...

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