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 the defendants. Bracey, the former […]
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 for the capitol city mayor. […]
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 will become Jackson’s next mayor. […]
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 candidates leading a packed field […]
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 hall on Dec. 6 to […]
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. […]
By Othor Cain
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…. […]
District files an appeal against city
By Othor Cain
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. […]
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,… […]