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Crowded field lines up for Jackson mayoral election

JACKSON — The race to fill out the remaining three years of the late Chokwe Lumumba’s mayoral term is likely to be a blend of familiar and fresh faces. Three-term Jackson mayor Harvey Johnson Jr., who lost in the 2013 Democratic primary, announced yesterday that he will seek to reclaim his former seat. It would be second comeback for Johnson, ...

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Intuitiveness leads Lee to success

Sometimes we get time to prepare and train for leadership roles, and sometime it comes when we least expect it. Shakespeare famously wrote, “Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” It is interesting how we may have the best-laid plans, but unforeseeable circumstances can take us on a different trajectory in life. ...

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Chamber’s new leader wants more proof on arena’s viability

Former chair Jonathan Lee had urged supporters to ignore the nay-sayers As Jackson Chamber of Commerce chair, Jonathan Lee urged supporters of an $80-million-plus downtown arena to “ignore those who say it can’t be done.” Lee called a Jackson arena an exercise in “expanding our realm of possibilities” and said no better bet could be made than one that Jackson ...

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Arena a key piece to downtown vision, promoters say at rally

Downtown Jackson Partners, Chamber: Study will address feasibility of a downtown area Ben Allen kept the focus at his  “Arena Rollout Extravaganza” held last Tuesday on the unity of purpose that it’s going to take to erect an $80-million-plus entertainment palace downtown. The event was all about the arena, even to the point that Allen, director of Downtown Jackson Partners, ...

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