Johnson seeks 2nd comeback as Jackson mayor
Three-term Jackson mayor Harvey Johnson Jr., who lost in the 2013 Democratic primary, announced Monday that he will seek to reclaim his former seat.
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Sun Mar 09, 2014
Hundreds attend Jackson mayor's funeral
Hundreds of mourners filled the Jackson Convention Complex on Saturday for Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's funeral, which included tributes by Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, and former Mississippi Gov. William Winter.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Replacing sheriff names wastes money
We have 82 counties with 82 elected sheriffs, why not stop the practice of putting the sheriff's name on the county sheriff's vehicles? It cost money to remove these names and to place them on the county vehicles.
Mayor's unifying presence felt: Hundreds attend public wake at City Hall
Hundreds of visitors went through Jackson City Hall on Friday, attending the public wake for Mayor Chokwe Lumumba and a ceremony planned in his honor later that afternoon.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Mayor Lumumba lies in state
HALL. 16 WAPT'S TAMMY ESTWICK IS LIVE IN DOWNTOWN JACKSON, WHERE THAT VIEWING IS STILL GOING-ON.
Memorial service held for Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba
More than 150 friends and family members mourned Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba on Friday, remembering his career as a human rights activist, prominent attorney and black nationalist.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Warren, Hinds counties to honor 'Sugarman'
Warren County supervisors on Monday agreed with its E-911 Commission and approved in principle recognizing a stretch between Warriors Trail and the county line as Andrew "Sugarman" Daniel Memorial Highway.
Hope, promise for metro partnerships
Metro-area city and county governments are pondering their relationships -- and hopes for future partnerships -- with Jackson in the wake of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's death.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Pearl Police Department mourns K9 hit by car on Highway 49
Pearl Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their police K9s today. Pearl K9 Bona had escaped from her kennel at her handler's residence, which is located on Ebenezer Road, near the intersection of South Pearson Road.
Mississippi Business Journal
Palmertree blocked from using public funds for legal defense
VICKSBURG - Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Dewayne Thomas has ordered Warren County Circuit Clerk Shelly Palmertree to no longer use taxpayer money to pay for her attorneys' fees, according to State Auditor Stacey Pickering.
Stokes went too far, owes all an apology
Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes has gone too far, and he owes the Lumumba family and the people of the City of Jackson an apology.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
West Nile weekly report released
Hinds County is the only county reporting a new case of West Nile Virus this week.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
'Who Killed The Mayor?' Miss. Supervisor Says Chokwe...
Hinds County, Miss. supervisor Kenny Stokes believes that late Jackson mayor Chokwe Lumumba was assassinated and he wants an autopsy performed to rule out foul play, reports the Clarion-Ledger .
Miss. inmate sues over execution drug info
Lawyers for a woman facing the death penalty in Mississippi say the state isn't telling them enough about where it's getting execution drugs and how it plans to use them.
The Mississippi Press
Jackson County asks Legislature to step in on debate against state retirement system
Jackson County supervisors today passed a resolution asking for the state Legislature, Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt.
The Mississippi Press
Around Mississippi: Clinton man dies after getting kicked by horse, Diane Keaton stars in Jackson movie
Marshall Hayden, an application engineer with EMS Engineering and Manufacturing Services Inc., uses a basket crane to lift him over 70 feet above the ground to make a 3-D scan of the south pediment at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Thursday evening, Feb. 27 2014.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Supervisor Kenny Stokes says Chokwe Lumumba was killed, wants autopsy performed
Hinds County Supervisor Kenny Stokes says he believes Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba was killed, and now he wants answers.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Man turns himself in to deputies after Thursday night shooting
A man turned himself in to deputies Thursday night after shooting another man in an altercation.
School CPR, defibrillator training mulled
Two weeks after a 14-year-old Bailey APAC Middle School student collapsed and died while trying out for the track team, the Senate Education Committee adopted a House bill Thursday to require CPR and automated external defibrillator training to be taught as part of physical education in grades 9-12.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Man shot on Industrial Drive
IN TO NOT FAR AWAY, ON MEDGAR EVERS BOULEVARD. 16 WAPT'S JENNIFER ORTEGA IS LIVE AT THE SCENE OF THE SHOOTOUT -- JENNIFER... A WITNESS WE SPOKE TO SAYS SEVERAL CARS DROVE UP ON THIS LOT AND TWO MEN JUST STARTED FIGHTING --- THEN SHOOTING... LAWRENCE ROBINSON - THE YOUNG DUDE GOT OFF THE OLD DUDE WALK INTO HIS CAR TOWED TO THE OLD DUDE WITHOUT THIS ... (more)