City Reporter William H. Kelly III is a student at Jackson State University and is originally from Houston, Texas. Send him city news tips at firstname.lastname@example.org. He wrote about neglected property in Jackson.
In a rare Friday-night meeting, the Jackson City Council increased property taxes on the city's homeowners at a special meeting announced by fax 25 hours earlier at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday.
"We have a lot of work to do," Chokwe Lumumba said. "If you have the best ideas, we will work with it."
Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith is facing two domestic-violence misdemeanor charges and two felony charges: one for aggravated stalking and another for robbery.