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Seraphim Solar target of lawsuits

By JACK WEATHERLY Seraphim Solar Manufacturing USA said in October 2018 that it was shutting down to retool and triple its production of photovoltaic panels at its Jackson plant. At that time, the manufacturer told at least three installers that the panels would be delivered and the installers prepaid for them. A company spokesman told Pv magazine in October 2018 ...

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Mississippi Councilman wants park renamed after teen victim

A Mississippi councilman says he wants to rename a park after a 16-year-old girl who was fatally shot in the head by a stray bullet. News outlets report Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes proposed the renaming of Remembrance Park after Jalesia Everett. Police Sgt. Roderick Holmes says Everett was killed in a drive-by shooting. Stokes says he wants to name ...

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Lawsuit: Ambulance wait a factor in Mississippi mom’s death

Family members of a Mississippi woman who went into cardiac arrest and died after waiting about an hour for an ambulance are suing the county, city and ambulance service for negligence. The Clarion Ledger reports 63-year-old Elizabeth Neal began feeling the symptoms of congestive heart failure while at Bible study in 2018 and called 911. The lawsuit says an ambulance ...

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Sweetie Pie’s reopens after one-week shutdown

By JACK WEATHERLY Sweetie Pie’s restaurant in downtown Jackson has reopened after a one-week shutdown. Tim Norman, an officer in the soul-food chain, said in a telephone interview Tuesday that the restaurant will be serving only lunches for the time being. The large commercial smoker is no longer parked in front of the restaurant at 120 S. Congress St. It ...

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Jackson trashes recycling, citing cost and market demand

Mississippi’s largest city will stop curbside recycling collections by month’s end. Jackson Public Works Director Bob Miller tells the Clarion Ledger the program is indefinitely suspended, in part because China’s demand for recycled materials has fallen. Officials say more than 300 cities nationwide have stopped curbside collections. Jackson is referring residents to private collectors and says it’s seeking drop-off alternatives. ...

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Lobaki closes financing through North Mississippi Angel Fund

Lobaki, Inc., the Jackson-based virtual-reality firm, has closed the first tranche of a $2 million round of financing led by the North Mississippi Angel Fund. “We met with the North Mississippi Angel Fund in Columbus and had a really good experience with them. All the members are very experienced and successful in their own businesses and are just the type ...

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Mississippi Ag Museum continues recovery from 2014 fire

A new exhibit barn has opened at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, years after a fire damaged some buildings. The state agriculture commissioner, Andy Gipson, opened the barn and a maintenance shop Friday at the museum in Jackson. The barn has more than 5,000 square feet (465 square meters) of heavy timber construction exhibit space. Ten antique tractors and ...

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Jackson may sue Siemens over water issues

The city of Jackson, Mississippi, may sue Siemens over water issues.Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba tells WJTV-TV that the City Council has hired a Birmingham, Alabama-based law firm to review a $91 million contract the city entered with Siemens in 2012. The city says Siemens didn’t fulfill the contract in which the company promised to upgrade Jackson water meters and overhaul ...

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Coast sees rising visits as it rebrands region as a ‘secret’ to discover

By TED CARTER Hey, look down here. We’re the Mississippi coast. Coastal Mississippi’s visitor and convention bureau officials have revamped their promotion efforts to recognize a shortcoming they say has become far too clear: Too few potential visitors know about the Magnolia State’s 62 miles of white sand shoreline. Coastal competitors don’t seem to share the same obscurity, says Coastal ...

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Foundation gives Jackson $1.2M to aid prekindergarten

A foundation is giving the city of Jackson $1.2 million to study and improve prekindergarten programs. The Clarion Ledger reports Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba on Monday announced the grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Lumumba wants to eventually offer prekindergarten to all Jackson children. Chief Administrative Officer Robert Blaine says the grant is meant as a step toward that goal, ...

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