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Byram offers $5M to Jackson to buy water infrastructure

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fox40jackson.com – FOX40JACKSON.com – 2023-09-13 22:29:00

SUMMARY: Byram Richard White is pushing for his to disconnect from the system. He has offered Jackson $5 million for the water currently serving Byram. Mayor White wants the transaction to take place before the qualifying deadline for the 2025 municipal elections. He stated that Byram is prepared to start drilling wells and installing tanks once they secure their own water source. Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba of Jackson has not yet confirmed whether the city will accept the offer, but he wants to ensure that Jackson is appropriately compensated for its investment. Byram has been affected by water outages due to Jackson's system failures and line breaks in recent years.

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Rainy week, cooling some – Home – WCBI TV

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www.wcbi.com – Ashleigh Bryant – 2024-07-15 18:22:22

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COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – Summer showers and storms are expected throughout the , intensifying with an approaching cold front. Early week temperatures will be hot, but slightly cooler towards the end.

Monday Night: Remaining showers will dissipate by late evening, with temperatures dropping slowly into the mid-70s, staying warm and humid.

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Tuesday: Hot with highs in the upper 90s and a Heat Advisory from 10AM to 8PM. Pop-up showers and thunderstorms are possible, with overnight lows in the mid-70s.

Wednesday: Highs in the mid-90s, with increased rain chances due to the approaching cold front. Showers and storms likely from late morning to evening; lows in the mid-70s.

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Woman injured during drive-by shooting at Jackson apartment complex

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www.wjtv.com – Cameron Smith – 2024-07-15 16:53:51

SUMMARY: A woman was in a -by shooting at The Park at Inverness apartment complex in , Mississippi on Monday, July 15. Investigators reported that a black vehicle approached the location and opened fire, the woman once. Her injuries are not considered -threatening. The Jackson Department (JPD) is seeking information about the incident and encourages anyone with details to contact them at 601-960-1234 or Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

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LCBS sets aside funds for sheriff to buy full-body scanner for jail

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www.wcbi.com – Eric Lampkin – 2024-07-15 16:34:36

SUMMARY: The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office in Mississippi is enhancing security at the county jail by acquiring a full-body scanner to reduce contraband. The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors has allocated up to $125,000 for the scanner, similar to those used by the TSA. Sheriff Eddie Hawkins aims to ensure safety by screening everyone entering the jail, incidents in other area jails involving contraband such as and weapons. There have been recent cases where correctional staff were charged with providing contraband to inmates. The efforts underscore the importance of preventing illegal items from entering the facility.

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