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Judge OKs Westin funding, cites ‘public purpose’ in tax money as debt collateral

By TED CARTER Hinds Chancery Judge William Singletary on Tuesday approved allowing $10 million of Jackson tax money to help backstop the debt for a $60 million Westin hotel planned for downtown. In giving a nod to a contribution agreement that pledged the public money, Singletary rejected local developer Don Hewitt’s argument that Mississippi Constitution prohibits using public money for private ...

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(WITH VIDEO) Funding secured for Capitol Art Lofts in downtown Jackson

By JACK WEATHERLY Two years after HRI Properties announced that it would convert historical, vacant buildings into 31 loft apartments in the 200 block of West Capitol Street in Jackson, it said on Tuesday it will move forward with the project now that it has the funding. The delay was caused by the unavailability of tax credits, said Joshua Collen, ...

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JOSH MABUS: Share and share alike

When you hear the term “sharing economy,” you might think socialist plot, or more likely, you might not know what I’m talking about. Through my unique form of amateur polling (talking to everyone I meet), I’ve determined that Mississippians might not know a whole lot about the sharing economy. At its most basic, the sharing economy states: You have a ...

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Chancery judge delays JRA bond approval for Jackson's Westin hotel

Challenger insists Mississippi Constitution forbids using tax dollars as collateral for private projects By TED CARTER Hinds County Chancery Court Judge William Singletary last week declined to approve bonds backed by Jackson taxpayers for construction of a downtown Westin Hotel. The Mississippi Supreme Court could be the final decider on the issue if and when it rules on an appeal of ...

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Jackson mayor declares infrastructure emergency

JACKSON — Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber has signed an emergency declaration for Jackson’s infrastructure system. Thursday’s state of emergency declaration allows leeway in the bidding process with purchasing, engineering and other work and may lead to an influx of federal funds to assist with repairs. Yarber met with Gov. Phil Bryant and representatives of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality ...

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Mississippi's only abortion clinic damaged by vandalism

JACKSON — Jackson police are trying to find out who damaged a generator and two security cameras at Mississippi’s only abortion clinic. Clinic director Shannon Brewer said Tuesday that employees of Jackson Women’s Health Organization found the vandalism when they arrived at work Monday morning. The state requires the clinic to have a generator in case power fails, and Brewer ...

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Mississippi's only abortion clinic damaged by vandalism

JACKSON — The director of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic says a generator and two security cameras at the building have been damaged, and police are investigating. Shannon Brewer says Tuesday that employees of Jackson Women’s Health Organization found the vandalism when they arrived at work Monday morning. The state requires the clinic to have a generator in case power fails. Brewer says ...

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Zoning code change dropped after NE Jackson protest

By JACK WEATHERLY A proposed amendment to the Jackson zoning code that would have allowed commercial redevelopment in districts set aside for parks, golf courses, hospitals and churches across the city was removed from consideration Monday — to the applause of an overflow crowd at Jackson City Hall. Members of about a half-dozen northeast Jackson neighborhood associations were in attendance to assert that developers ...

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