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Stokes calls on mayor to appoint public safety director

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson Councilman Kenneth Stokes is calling on Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba to address needed street and infrastructure repairs. Stokes says public roadway safety is a growing concern in Jackson and says the public works department needs better leadership. The councilman says a telephone pole has been laying in the right side […]

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‘Just the beginning,’ says Mayor Rogers of Lumberton’s efforts to combat drainage issues

LUMBERTON, Miss. (WDAM) – Many have complained about constant flooding in the streets and residential areas of Lumberton due to a poor drainage system. Mayor Quincy Rogers said the city has spent more than $300,000 thousand to fix the water pipes underground, some of which are more than 40 years old. While he is proud […]

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Jackson mayor declares emergency due to water crisis

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba issued a Local State of Emergency on Monday, December 26 due to the ongoing water crisis. Leaders said water crews are still dealing with complications at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Facility due to freezing temperatures over the weekend. A citywide boil water notice was issued […]

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Arkansas

SEC Roll Call: Arkansas Gets Chastised for Its Treatment of Religious Schools

It was a crazy weekend in SEC football and Matt Mitchell brought the goods this week with his weekly edition of SEC Roll Call. This week the SEC commissioner is out trying to figure out if there is any way to get a second SEC team into the playoffs, so Georgia is left in charge […]

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Arkansas

New study finds Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas to be most unsafe states

Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas are the most unsafe states to live in the United States, according to a new study published Tuesday. The results of the study were formed by taking 53 key safety indicators that were grouped into five categories, then comparing how all 50 states fared in each of these indicators. The data […]

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Vicksburg mayor recommends partnership with NAACP

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – Mayor George Flaggs Jr. recently sent a letter to city aldermen to inform them of his plans to recommend a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). “What we are deciding to do and going to do on Monday is enter a Memorandum […]

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City Council

Pamplin Media Group – Q&A: Hillsboro City Council candidates on the issues | #citycouncil

In their own words, candidates’ thoughts on water rates, zoning changes, community development and more. Hillsboro voters will have a lot of choices to make on their ballots due Tuesday, Nov. 8. Ten people have filed for Hillsboro City Council seats. Two are running in Ward 1, including incumbent Beach Pace, and two are running […]

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Northport mayor lending a hand to Jackson, Mississippi

NORHTPORT, Ala, (WBRC) – A Tuscaloosa County leader is doing his part to help the people in Jackson, Mississippi, deal with major drinking water issues. Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon is collecting bottled water for a trip either Labor Day or the day after to our neighbors to the west. At the time of our interview […]

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Mayor urges residents to flee ahead of rising river waters in Mississippi

By Nouran Salahieh and Paradise Afshar, CNN ‘Get out now’: Mayor urges residents to flee ahead of rising river waters in Mississippi Updated: 1:33 PM CDT Aug 28, 2022 Hide Transcript Show Transcript YOU JUST HEARD FROM THE GOVERNOR AND STATE OFFICIALS WILL RIGHT NOW YOU’RE ABOUT TO HEAR FROM JACKSON CITY LEADERS MAYOR CHOKWE […]

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