Jackson Volunteers Clean Illegal Dumpsite on Water Crisis Anniversary

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba speaking at a podium outside with colorful painted fencing behind him

Students, residents and city workers spent Monday morning beautifying Percy V. Simpson Drive in Jackson, Miss., while also commemorating the anniversary of last year’s water crisis. The street, which runs beside Dawson Elementary School, was once one of the city’s worst illegal dumping sites. Litter and debris made the street impassible before Monday’s Citywide Day […]

Mississippi House Rep. Mac Huddleston Dies Age 79

Mississippi State Rep. Mac Huddleston

Mississippi House Rep. Mac Huddleston died on Sunday at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, Miss., at age 79 due to multiple myeloma, his obituary says. The Republican lawmaker served District 15 as a state representative from 2008 until his death.