First-term Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba dies at 66

February 25, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, a prominent attorney and former human rights activist who persuaded local voters into accepting a sales tax to fix crumbling roads and […]

Bodies of 6-year-old twins found in river

July 5, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Officials in Greene County have found the bodies of 6-year-old twin boys who fell into the Chickasawhay River last Saturday.
Greene County Emergency Manager Trent Robertson told WLOX-TV in Biloxi that one of the boys was found late Sunday night and the other around 5:30 a.m. Monday.

James Scott and Isaac William McGowan, who lived in the St. Ellen community in Leakesville, disappeared Saturday in the Chickasawhay River, on the southern part of Greene County. Robertson said a friend of the family saw the two boys stepping into a deep part of the river and being swept away by the current.

City Council approves changes to Jackson’s aging infrastructure

October 11, 2012 in News, Top Stories

By Othor Cain

Managing Editor

In a heated exchange during a special council meeting Monday, Oct. 8, council members voted 3-2 agreeing to spend in the neighborhood of $400 million to rebuild its sewage system and pay a fine. This is part of the consent decree provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

All of the details involving the decree – including the amount of time the city will have to finish the work and the cost of the fine – remain secret, pending Mayor Harvey Johnson’s signature and the filing of the decree in court….