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….

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….

Jackson City Council sets new election

June 28, 2012 in News, Top Stories

Ward 3 ‘do-over By Othor Cain Managing Editor Ward 3 voters are expected to head back to the polls Tuesday, July 24, barring a retrial. The new run-off election date […]

Hearing underway in Hinds County

June 7, 2012 in Buzz Report, News, The Buzz, Top Stories

LaRita Cooper-Stokes accused of election fraud By Othor Cain Managing Editor Less than 160 votes propelled LaRita Cooper-Stokes to victory in a special Ward 3 election. Now 12 jurors will […]