Anderson rescinds retirement as Hinds County supervisor

January 3, 2013 in News, Top Stories

By Othor Cain

Contributing writer

With only one day left before Supervisor Doug Anderson’s resignation/retirement was scheduled to take effect, he pulled the plug on it.

After 19 years in the county post, and more than 36 years in public office, Anderson had said through his daughter, Jackie Anderson Woods, that he was giving up the post due to health concerns. Anderson had suffered a stroke last December, his second one in a six-month period. His recovery from the stroke had worried his family….

A final look at Headlines in 2012

December 27, 2012 in News, Top Stories

Stories that impacted Mississippians

Compiled by Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Interim Managing Editor
Over the past 19 years, The Mississippi Link has not missed a week of reporting on impactful events in the state and across the nation. The year 2012 in review shows a continuation of this commitment to bring to its readers the news and views that have shaped the lives of Mississippians and beyond. Out of 52 weeks of continuous publication, we now reflect on the top 20 headlines of 2012….

Garrett incoming 2013 chairman of Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership

December 27, 2012 in Business, News, Top Stories

The Mississippi Link Newswire

The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, a 2,600-member non-profit organization, recently announced its incoming 2013 chairman, Socrates Garrett of Garrett Enterprises Consolidated Inc.

Originally chartered Aug. 23, 1880, as the Jackson Board of Trade and Cotton Exchange and primarily to serve the city of Jackson, the needs of chamber members changed over its 112-year history. On Sept. 12, 1921, it changed its name to the Jackson Chamber of Commerce….

K-9 “Deputy Liberty” introduced by Liberty Bank and Hinds County Sheriff

November 29, 2012 in News, The Buzz, Top Stories

The Mississippi Link Newswire
Liberty Bank and the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department are co-sponsoring a swearing in ceremony for the “newest deputy” Thursday, Nov. 29, at 11:30 a.m., adding another crime-fighting component to Hinds County.

The newest addition to aid the deputies is a K-9 named “Deputy Liberty.” As a Hinds County employee, Deputy Liberty has the same benefits of all full time employees. His addition was made possible by generous support from Liberty Bank….

Some familiar faces are no more

November 9, 2012 in News, Top Stories

Changes made in local races

By Othor Cain
Contributing Writer

Voters across the metro Tuesday, Nov. 6, were determined to make their voices heard adding to the fuel of what Secretary of State, Delbert Hosemann billed as a “record voter turnout.’

Faced with options on The Mississippi Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and the Board of Election Commissioners, some voters sounded the alarm for change, while others voted to keep the status quo….

AT&T ‘puts its money where its mouth is’ in Mississippi education

October 11, 2012 in Education, News, Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Staff Writer

We know the phrase, “Many can talk-the-talk but do they walk-the-walk?” Often we are disappointed when we only get the “talk” and not the “walk.”

However recently, there was a pleasant surprise to learn that one of the biggest “talkers” in the business – AT&T- actually put some of its money where its mouth is….

JPS takes next step to ensure its budget is met

September 27, 2012 in Education, News, Top Stories

District files an appeal against city

By Othor Cain

Managing Editor

The Jackson Public School District lived up to its assertion that it would take legal action against the city of Jackson in an effort to ensure its budget is properly met.

The district had 10 days after the city council voted and passed a measure that would give a tax increase of 2.5 mills, which essentially gave the school district $86 million. The district submitted a budget of $88 million that would have required a 5 mills assessment to tax payers. That measure was voted down by the majority of the city council.

The lone standing council member that supported assessing the taxpayers of Jackson the required millage that would have given the school district its recommended budget was Ward 3 councilwoman Larita Cooper-Stokes.

Reed: “I’m ready to serve”

September 27, 2012 in News, Top Stories

Former ‘railroad’ man steps into political fray

By Othor Cain

Managing Editor

After attending a local Democratic caucus meeting earlier this year at Provine High School in Jackson and at the urging of some in attendance. There James Reed left with the understanding that it was his time to offer himself as a public servant. “I really didn’t have this on my radar,” Reed said. “But after being asked to run, praying about it and discussing it with my wife, I decided to do it.”

Reed is seeking the office of Election Commissioner for District 1 in Hinds County.