Jury reaches verdict in Ben Allen’s embezzlement trial

February 9, 2017 in News

NOT guilty on nine counts; guilty on one By Othor Cain Contributing Writer After a little more than six hours of deliberations, a 12-member jury hearing the embezzlement trial of […]

One of Jackson’s best cheerleaders on trial for embezzlement

February 2, 2017 in News

By Othor Cain Contributing Writer Former Jackson City Councilman Ben Allen, who now heads the not-for-profit Downtown Jackson Partners (DJP) group is in court this week, to answer the ten-count […]

Business community, churches dispute over feeding homeless

April 27, 2015 in Business, News, Religion

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The business community and local churches in Jackson are at odds over feeding the homeless at Smith Park. The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1bEwH0p) reports some local businesses have […]

Lumumba sworn in Monday as Jackson mayor

July 2, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Chokwe Lumumba was sworn in Monday as the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi’s capital and the largest city in the state.

Lumumba is an attorney who served the past four years on the Jackson City Council. A civil rights activist, he was active in a black nationalist group decades ago, but ran as a mainstream candidate who would represent all city voters.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that the first true test for Lumumba will come quickly – a Sept. 15 budget deadline, which he’ll face with a new City Council.