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(VIDEO) Occupy Revisited

If you work in downtown Jackson and were wondering where the bullhorn was coming from during the Thursday lunch hour then please read on. Occupy Jackson, an informal affiliate of last year’s national Occupy Wall Street movement is back. The one-day demonstration amounted to five American citizens huddled outside Smith Park on the corner of Amite and N. Congress Streets. ...

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Reluctance to be first makes food trucks no shows for now

Monique Davis, who doubles as owner and chef of Lumpkins Barbeque on Raymond Road, thought about taking her barbecue and Southern cuisine on the road after the Jackson City Council gave the green light for food trucks to operate in the city. But she’s doing what it seems other potential food truck operators are also doing: waiting for others to ...

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Jackson council likely to grant Occupiers 24/7 Smith Park permission

Occupy Jackson protesters may find the majority of Jackson City Council members receptive to giving them special permission to remain in Smith Park around the clock, thus ending the nightly migrations to the sidewalk on the west side of Congress Street. The Occupy Jackson group, entering its second month in the park, had planned to stay in the park overnight ...

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Occupy Jackson to ask council for extended stay in Smith Park

Occupy Jackson could be headed for a critical test Tuesday night as spokespeople for the grassroots movement ask the Jackson City Council Tuesday night for a permit to continue their low-key protest in downtown’s Smith Park for an extended period. The occupiers, a mix of college age people, retirees and middle-agers, have been spending their days in the park’s picnic ...

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