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The city of Jackson has spent close to $3 million since last April to address problems associated with the Siemens contract.

Now, the city is trying to recoup those costs and much more.

LeFleur East planning annual fundraiser

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba remembers his recent trip to Iceland well.

Treasurer Lynn Fitch and several fellow Republicans running for statewide office are banking on controversy over the state’s new license plates to shore up conservative support in competitive...

Hinds County looking for new location for operations center; problems with current home

By ANTHONY WARREN,

After more than three decades at the Eudora Welty Library, Hinds County officials are looking to relocate the emergency operations center.

“Just about every day we’re looking for a new building. It’s an ongoing project,” said Emergency Management Director Ricky Moore.




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Crime takes turn

After seeing a major uptick in auto burglaries this year, Jackson police say they’re getting the problem under control.

Through March 4, Precinct Four reported 167 auto break-ins, a 114.1 percent increase year to date over 2017.

Broken down, that’s nearly 17 burglaries a week.












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Jackson city officials are continuing to shut off accounts for delinquent water customers,... READ MORE


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Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year.