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Justice Department to appoint third party to manage Jackson water

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-11-29 13:43:48

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a proposal in federal court Tuesday that would appoint an interim third-party manager to stabilize the City of Jackson’s water crisis.

The third-party manager has not yet been identified and the City of Jackson has not responded to requests for comment at this time.

On Nov. 17, Jackson’s City Council approved an order for agreement with the federal government on how to fix the city’s beleaguered water system.

According to a statement from the Department of Justice, the city and the have signed this order and…

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Jackson holiday festival Capital City Lights returns downtown

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-11-24 21:00:25

Downtown Jackson will come alive the evening of Dec. 2 as the city celebrates the second annual Capital City Lights.

The collaborative event brings together merchants, restaurants, museums, and government to feature concerts, storefront displays, children’s activities, a vendors’ market, art exhibitions, food trucks, and the annual tree lighting at Jackson City Hall.

“We are thrilled to bring Capital City Lights back again this year as we work together to make it a new tradition for our community,” said David Lewis, Jackson’s Deputy Director of Human and Cultural Services.

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Questions and answers with Planned Parenthood of Tennessee CEO

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Memphis Commercial Appeal – 2022-11-24 21:01:06

It’s been six months since the United States Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to . Planned Parenthood was the nation’s largest abortion provider and still is a lightning rod for conservative lawmakers that would prefer to see the provider permanently shutter.

Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi CEO Ashley Coffield sat down with The Commercial Appeal to discuss what the healthcare provider’s next steps are, and what the days look like now in the wake of the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, which…

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Mississippi father, son indicted for shooting at Black FedEx driver

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-11-23 07:43:37

FedEx driver D'Monterrio Gibson, left, stands with family members and one of his attorneys, Carlos Moore, right, as he speaks about his recent experience where he alleges he was fired upon and chased by a white father and son while delivering packages on his route in Brookhaven, at a news conference in Ridgeland, Miss., on Feb. 10, 2022.

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. — A father and son have been indicted by a grand jury after allegedly chasing and shooting at a FedEx driver in January after he dropped off a package in a Mississippi city.

Brandon and Gregory Case, who are both white, were re-arrested Friday and indicted for attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy and shooting into the vehicle of D’Monterrio Gibson, who is Black. The charges were upgraded from conspiracy and aggravated assault.

Gibson, 24, was not injured. But the chase and gunfire have sparked social media complaints of racism in Brookhaven, about 55 miles (90…

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These (Mississippi-made!) holiday cocktails will add extra cheer

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-11-23 10:42:51

With the chaos this time of year can bring, these Mississippi-made cocktails will add extra cheer to your holiday season.

Whether you’re in the mood for a classic, something sweet, or a drink that’s family-friendly, we’ve got you covered, so kick back by the fire and sip on something festive.

Recipes are author’s own unless otherwise noted.

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Peppermint Bark Spritz

The 'Peppermint Bark Spritz' is a sweet and unique take on the holidays; don't forget to rim the glass with melted chocoate and crushed candy canes.

This cocktail is a simple and…

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Try these 5 Mississippi trails

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-11-22 12:04:50

Enjoying a big Thanksgiving meal with family makes the festive, but what else is there to do?

Watching football, going to the movies or going shopping for Christmas gifts might be on the menu, but what about taking in the great outdoors?

In Mississippi, we are surrounded by the gifts of nature so it’s easy to find a place close to home or add a location to an already-planned trip.

Here are five outdoor places where you can get some fresh air and take in the state’s natural wonders — for free.

Red Bluff is located near the Foxworth community in Marion County.

Red Bluff

Red Bluff, also known as the Little Grand Canyon, is located near the Foxworth…

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Egg Bowl rivalry divides this Mississippi home on Thanksgiving

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-11-21 21:02:10

Eddie and Mitzie Moore, who live in Itawamba County, Miss., root for all Mississippi schools for 364 days a year, but on Thanksgiving Day, as in this 2020 Thanksgiving photo, all bets are off for the Egg Bowl.

It’s that time of year.

The turkey is on the table. The dressing is hot, and the pumpkin pie is fresh out of the oven.

The family has gathered, and your favorite uncle is telling that same old, worn-out story that he has told every year since anyone can remember.

With everyone together for the Thanksgiving , the husband and wife immediately retire to separate rooms to watch the Egg Bowl in what has become one of the most intense college football rivalries in the nation.

Some on ESPN have even called the rivalry toxic.

Even Eddie and Mitzie Moore, who find a way to root for each other’s…

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Thanksgiving brings awareness of food insecurity in Mississippi

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – – 2022-11-20 21:00:26

  • 1 in 5 Mississippians can’t afford to eat regularly
  • 1 in 4 Mississippi children go to bed hungry each night
  • More than half of Mississippi seniors don’t have enough to eat

Mississippi has been rated the hungriest state in the nation for nearly a decade, with more than 1 in 5 Mississippians — more than 600,000 people — struggling with food insecurity, meaning some people do not always have the money to buy enough food for themselves and their families each month.

The hunger rate for children is higher, with 1 in 4 Mississippi children going to bed hungry most nights. Elderly Mississippians…

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Places around Jackson, MS to get the best holiday pies

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-11-18 16:00:19

Pecan, apple, pumpkin, and egg are words best followed by pie, at least around the dinner table.

Pies during the holidays are a tradition for most families that are often filled with various fillings and crusts to meet a desired taste.

Whether you’re expecting a house full of guests or an intimate gathering with family, pies can make or break the holiday gathering. 

Pecan pie is always a favorite in Mississippi for Thanksgiving dessert.

If you are looking for new pie flavors to add to your family traditions, check out these pie shops in the Jackson area.

1. Broad Street Baking Company & Cafe Broad Street

Broad Street Bakery has been a prominent bakery in…

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Freezing temps to hit Jackson. Follow these tips to keep plants alive

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-11-15 13:36:03

The Jackson area is experiencing another early cold weather snap with strong winds with the likelihood of freezing temperatures in the low to mid-20s on Thursday and Friday. This below-normal weather continues throughout the week according to the National Weather Service. 

Logan Pole, a weather forecaster at The National Weather Service in Jackson said we’re heading to pretty frigid temperatures in the lower 20s that could cause harm to plants.

“The first cold day will be late Thursday evening until early Friday morning with constant winds,” Pole said. “The additional frost from the…

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