Yarber, Council defending lawsuit

September 1, 2016 in News

From staff reports The City of Jackson and Mayor Tony Yarber will have separate counsel to address a sexual harassment federal lawsuit filed by Kimberly V. Bracey Aug. 25, against […]

Mayor Tony Yarber wins Jackson’s top post with 54 percent of votes (PHOTOS)

April 24, 2014 in News

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa Editor It was a nail-bitter all of election day, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, as no one could give a real solid prediction of which of the […]

Election Results: Jackson’s next mayor is Tony Yarber

April 22, 2014 in News

Breaking News: By Lonnie Ross Online Editor Jackson City Councilman Tony Yarber defeated Chokwe Antar Lumumba with 54% of the vote to 46% of the vote in the runoff election […]

Tony Yarber, Chokwe Antar Lumumba headed to runoff in Jackson mayor’s race

April 10, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — City Council member Tony Yarber and Chokwe Antar Lumumba, son of the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, will be in an April 22 runoff to see who […]

Lumumba, Yarber Head To Run-Off In Jackson, Miss. Mayoral Race

April 9, 2014 in News

By Kirsten West Savali NewsOne.com Attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba will take on Councilman Tony Yarber in an April 22 run-off election to decide who will be the next mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, reports WAPT.com. With both […]

New faith-based initiative against crime launched in the wake of Destinee Ford killing

December 12, 2013 in News, The Buzz

Jackson mayor and JPS chief issue statements  By Lonnie Ross Online Editor Jackson city councilman Tony Yarber gathered with some leaders of the community and various religious organizations at city […]

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….