Development

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Hinds Supervisors Withhold $50,000 from Jackson Zoo Due to Closing

The Hinds County Board of Supervisors voted this week to reject a claim to give a $50,000 grant to the City of Jackson to support the Jackson Zoo.

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Jackson to Use $1.8 Million Federal Grant to Fight Lead Contamination

The City of Jackson is getting $1.8 million in federal funds to clean up lead-based paint and other home health hazards in the city.

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FEMA Opening 2 Disaster Recovery Centers in Mississippi

Two disaster recovery centers are opening in Mississippi to help people affected by storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that happened in February and March.

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A New Workforce Café, and Lots of Renovations

The Mississippi Department of 
Finance and Administration in July 
purchased the Sun-n-Sand Motor Hotel on Lamar Street and the Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home on West Street, both 
historic landmarks located in downtown Jackson.

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Jackson Repaving to Turn ‘Crumbling’ Roads Into ‘Frontier,’ Mayor Says

Standing in a church parking lot near the intersection of Northside Drive and Manhattan Road, Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba announced the start of a street repaving project that will help turn the city into an “economic frontier,” he said.

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Jackson City Council Honors Mississippi Book Festival, Approves Road Projects

The City of Jackson recognized the Mississippi Book Festival's influence and importance at an Aug. 6 city council meeting.

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Rebuilding Community in High School Park

Isaac Norwood said he has noticed a change in the High School Park community over the last 10 years. People have started to move out of the neighborhood, there have been a few incidents of burglary and violence against elders and some of the property is dilapidated.

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OPINION: South Delta Deserves Real Solutions, Not False Hope

Communities in Mississippi's south Delta deserve real solutions for reducing flood damages, not false hope pinned to the Yazoo Backwater Pumps.

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Hood Calls Tech, Women's Opportunities 'The Hope for Our Future'

Right now, though, just over 30% of the state does not have access to high-speed broadband service at all and remains limited to relying on slower options, like dial-up, to connect to the internet. It's worse in rural areas and small towns.

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New City Grants Focus on Early Childhood Education, Community Building

At the July 23 city council meeting, Robert Blaine, chief administrative officer, gave an overview of the $3.1-million grant the W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded to the City of Jackson.

'Deplorable' Conditions at Westside Trailer Park

Westside Trailer Park, located right outside of Canton in Madison County, is home to a ...

Moving a Hip Hop Agenda

"Words I Never Said" was part of a nationwide tour for the organization Rap Sessions, ...