Actions taken this week by the Jackson City Council

April 19, 2018 in Business, News

By Othor Cain Editor In an ongoing battle since 2012, the city reached a settlement with the company Retro Metro, headed by businessmen Socrates Garrett, Howard Catchings and Leroy Walker. […]

Through the lens of Jay Johnson

April 5, 2018 in News

Local photographer honored By Othor Cain Editor For more than 40 years, he has photographed people, events and scenes in Jackson and across the state of Mississippi. Last week, the […]

Council members grill administration over budget

May 12, 2016 in News

By Othor Cain Contributing Writer It took less than 30 minutes for some Jackson City Council members to determine that they had had enough excuses as to why they haven’t […]

Campus politics

March 24, 2016 in Education, News

Jackson City Council’s regular meeting on March 22 was held at the historic Woodworth Chapel on the campus of Tougaloo College. Occasionally City Council meetings are held on college campuses […]

City Council prefers state’s attorney general does its job

October 8, 2015 in Business, News

By Stephanie R. Jones Contributing Writer Jackson City Council members on Tuesday delayed voting on a contract for disposal of biosolids (sludge) until Nov. 8, saying they wanted the state […]

City Council votes against Jackson mayor infrastructure emergency declaration

April 22, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Jackson City Council has voted down Mayor Tony Yarber’s new infrastructure emergency declaration. The declaration gives the city power to make emergency repairs without going […]

Jackson City Council raises property taxes for JPS

September 20, 2012 in Education, News, Top Stories

District needs tax hike for debt services

By Othor Cain
Managing Editor

If you live anywhere in the Southeastern portion of the United States, then you should be familiar with yearly events held in this part of the country titled “Battle of the Bands.”
The Jackson City Council recently took to the chambers and staged its own version of the popular competition appropriately titled “Battle of the Budgets.”
In a two-day council meeting, that included the blame game, members of the Jackson city council approved the city’s budget and approved a 2.5 mills (tax) increase to meet the school district’s $86 million budget request….

Retro Metro shows council ‘the blue wire’ in response to $50K inquiry

August 23, 2012 in News, Top Stories

Council members tour the future home of city employees
By Gail M. Brown
Four members of the Jackson City Council and an entourage of others toured the old Belk building at the Metrocenter Mall Wednesday, Aug. 22, in response to a concern of how $50,000 of taxpayers money was used in the project.
The site is slated to become an office complex for city employees,…