Water Outages Off Highway 80 Begins Friday Night

Water will be shut off for a few locations in Jackson, starting today at 5 p.m.

In a press release from the Office of the Mayor, it states that 1300-1399 Morson Road, Jackson Highway and 4100-4499 US Hwy 80 W are affected by this water outage. The release states that when water pressure is restored, a precautionary boil water notice will be in affect for those locations. Continue Reading

City of Jackson: Precautionary Water Boil Lift

Press release from the office of Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba:

The precautionary boil water notice for the following residents on our drinking water system is now lifted:

  [5300-5599] Clinton Boulevard; 39209
  Loden Place

For more information, please call 601-960-2723 during business hours or 601-960-1777 / 601-960-1875 after 4 p.m.

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Updated: Three teens now identified with abduction of Kingston Frazier

There are now three teenagers said to be involved with 6-year-old Kingston Frazier’s abduction and death. The teens are at risk of being charged with capitol murder. WAPT reported that Byron McBride, 19, was identified as the killer of Frazier, who is said to have several wounds from bullets. McBride was taken into custody U.S. Marshall’s in Ridgeland, WLBT reported. The other suspects, Dwan Wakefield, 17, and D’Allen Washington, 17, were taken into custody on Thursday according to authorities. Continue Reading

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Primary Election Day: Mayoral Viewing Parties

Today is Election Day in Jackson until the polls close at 7 p.m. Leading mayoral candidates are then hosting watch parties across the capital city tonight as they await the announcement of the primary election results. Attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba will be at the King Edward Hotel at 8 p.m. at 235 W Capitol St. Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham will be at Eddie’s Soul Food at 7 p.m. at 5823 Bailey Ave. Sen. John Horhn will be at Fondren Hall at 7 p.m. at 4330 N. State St. Ronnie Crudup Jr. will be located at New Horizon Center at 6:30 p.m. at 3565 Wheatley St. Continue Reading