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Fight for control of Jackson airport set for takeoff

By TED CARTER What the State of Mississippi gives it can take away, state Sen. Josh Harkins insists in explaining his push to create a tri-county board to control Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. With tens of thousands of people having moved out of Jackson to Rankin and Madison counties in recent decades, Jackson is not the suitable ruler for the ...

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Supervisor says Byram/Clinton Parkway start is 2 months away

By TED CARTER Construction of the Byram/Clinton Parkway, an 18-mile project Mississippi’s economic development officials conceived in 1985, is expected to finally get under way in December, Hinds County Supervisor Peggy Calhoun says. Calhoun said Monday project engineers declared the first phase of slightly more than three miles ready to go, though the Army Corps of Engineers wants more time to ...

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Justice Department cites Hinds County over jail conditions

JACKSON — Federal officials say faltering efforts to improve conditions at Hinds County’s two jails have been far inadequate to overcome decrepit physical conditions, rampant violence and poor staffing. The U.S. Department of Justice, in a 29-page letter issued Thursday to county officials, says conditions violate the U.S. Constitution because threat of harm amounts to cruel and unusual punishment and ...

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Hinds County retreat seeks resort status from state

JACKSON — Providence Hill Farm, a 1,250-acre retreat in northwest Hinds County, has been given approval by the Hinds County Board of Supervisors to seek state status as a resort area. The Mississippi Department of Revenue is responsible for approving resort status for an establishment or area. The process begins with the board of supervisors issuing a resolution in support ...

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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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