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Faith Leaders Letter On Jackson Garbage Contract

Working Together Jackson, a nonpartisan organization, urges the Jackson City Council to approve a garbage contract with Richard’s Disposal, Inc., before the emergency agreement ends this Friday, March 31, 2023. “The only vendor that is ready and willing to deliver service to Jackson residents is Richard’s Disposal,” the organization writes.

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Coalition: Auditor’s ‘Fatherlessness’ Report ‘Irresponsible,’ Blames Individuals Over Systems

The Mississippi Economic Inclusion Coalition submitted this MFP Voices column in response to State Auditor Shad White’s report, “Dads Matter: The Taxpayer Cost of Fatherlessness,” writing that “good leaders are solution-oriented and often self-assess before passing the blame onto others.” But, they write, in this case, White missed the mark.

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Roman Middle school sits empty
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JPS Board Should Lease Rowan Middle School to Midtown Public Charter

Midtown Public Charter School offered to pay Jackson Public Schools $80,000 per year to rent the abandoned Rowan Middle School building, but JPS did not take the offer. Working Together Jackson’s Lead Organizer and concerned parent Chevon Chatman challenges the JPS Board to “fight appropriately, toward the architects and gatekeepers of a system that harms children by not fully funding traditional public schools” instead of fighting one another over scraps.

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