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Entries for July, 2013


Metro Part of Nationwide FBI Sex-Trafficking Sting

Law enforcement in Hinds and Rankin counties and in the cities of Jackson, Ridgeland, and Pearl worked together with the FBI, the Mississippi Attorney General's office and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics to rescue victims of sex trafficking in Mississippi and bring traffickers to justice. The local action was part ...

Jackson Named a 'Friendliest City'

Conde-Nast Traveler's annual Readers' Choice Survey puts Jackson at No. 7 on its list of the 10 friendliest cities in the U.S. "Visitors to Mississippi's capital—and most populous town—note that 'friendly people and great food' make it a worthy stop. Its streets are 'steeped in history' and dotted with 'green ...

JFP Awards Announced

The JFP brought home awards this month.

McMillin Resigning from Parole Board; Replacement Tapped

Gov. Phil Bryant has accepted the resignation of Malcolm McMillin as chairman of the State Parole Board and named current parole board member Doug Davis as McMillin's replacement. Davis' replacement will be former U.S. Marshal Nehemiah Flowers, according to a news release from Bryant's office. “I appreciate Malcolm’s service to ...

Sales Tax Holiday in Time for School Clothes

Mississippi's 2013 Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday, July 26 and runs through Saturday, July 27.

Jackson Schools and City Settle Lawsuit

Jackson Public Schools will see a $3.63 million increase in funding from the city in the upcoming school year.

AG Hood Joins Effort Fighting Online Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

Hood announced today that has joined a bipartisan coalition of 49 state attorneys general calling on the U.S. Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act.

City Issues Boil-Water Notices

The city of Jackson has issued two precautionary boil-water notices due to loss of water pressure during water-main repair.

Humana Extends MS Coverage Areas

“I am pleased by Humana’s decision to extend coverage to the 36 counties in Mississippi that were originally excluded from Mississippi’s health exchange."

Shop and Do Good

Jackson area residents can now support one of the city's important nonprofits without a second thought .

Judge Extends Open Carry Ban Until July 12

A temporary ban on a new state law will remain in effect at least through the end of this week. A group of law enforcement officials, state lawmakers and advocates had successfully sued to prevent a law that clarifies when individuals need to have a permit to carry weapons. Attorneys ...

DOJ Warns of Police Impersonator In Jackson

According to a press release from the desks of U.S. Attorney Greg Davis and Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis, a police impersonator is contacting metro area residents claiming to be a Hinds County Sheriff's Deputy. The release says the impersonator is demanding social security and drivers license numbers, and telling ...

AG Hood Moves to Lift Open-Carry TRO

Verbatim press release from Attorney General Jim Hood: Jackson, MS—Attorney General Jim Hood today filed a petition requesting the Supreme Court of Mississippi to do away with a restraining order issued by the Hinds County Circuit Court late Friday enjoining the State’s new law regulating the carrying of concealed weapons. ...