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JACK WEATHERLY — A nocturne for Smith Park

There are signs of life in Smith Park. Office workers stroll through the green space. A few pause for a while on the benches. It wasn’t that way a week or so earlier, before a host of dead or dying trees was taken down. The effect was immediate. You can see all the way through the block-square park in the ...

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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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A good day for dogs in Smith Park; first food vendor arrives

A sunny, spring-like day brought Fred Garrott and his hotdog cart out to Smith Park Wednesday to mark the start of what he hopes will be a thriving lunch trade. He got off to a good start, with all but three of the 40 premium all-beef dogs sold by 12:30. Chris Brown of the nearby Mississippi College of Law came ...

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