Monday, September 22, 2014
There's never a slow news week in Jackson, Miss., and last week was no exception. Here are the local stories JFP reporters brought you in case you missed them:
- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has lost faith that any progress will be made with the Farish Street revitalization project and wants the City of Jackson to repay $1.5 million used on the project.
- On Sept. 10, the State of Mississippi started screening first-time applicants to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, a federal program in states providing assistance for low-income families.
- The 2014 U.S. Senate race pitted two sides of the Republican Party against each other in a heated primary that presented more possible problems with Mississippi's election law than it did focus on issues facing the state and solutions in either the Mississippi Legislature or the U.S. Congress.
- Mississippians who have been abused by their domestic partners will soon have a new tool to help them leave and start a new life.
- After a visit to the file-storage area in the courthouse, though, it is clear that files housed there are not treated with care or as if they are important to the city.
- Council President De'Keither Stamps delayed a Lakeland rezoning matter to Oct. 20, possibly due to a temporary restraining order.
- The Jackson City Council held its nose and passed Mayor Tony Yarber's $390 million budget proposal Monday night. But the vote comes with strings attached, council members warned and could be revised later this fall.
- Nathan Glenn, owner of Jackson restaurants Rooster's and Basil's, will bring a new establishment to the city in early October.
- John Krasinski directs and stars in the 2014 family drama “The Hollars,” which recently wrapped filming in Jackson.
- After 80 weeks of traveling, and a year compiling hundreds of thousands of photos and miles of (virtual) film, Josh Hailey's Photamerica is culminating with a seven-hour, family-friendly blowout Oct. 3.
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