🌱 JPD Investigating 2 Homicides + Grant Proposals Requested

Rise and shine, Jackson! Let’s get you all caught up to start this Wednesday, Mar. 16 off on an informed note. Here’s everything going on in town today.

First, today’s weather:

Sun and some clouds. High: 66 Low: 48.

Here are the top three stories today in Jackson:

  1. Jackson police are investigating two homicides after gunshot victims were dropped off at hospitals. On Tuesday, a woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds was dropped off at Merit Health Central and was pronounced dead on arrival. In a separate shooting on Sunday, one man was dropped off at a hospital where he died Monday. Another ambush-style shooting that left two dead is being investigated. “These shootings are senseless, and we ask our citizens of Jackson to solve their problems without guns,” Deputy Chief Deric Hearn said in a news release. (WAP Jackson)
  2. City of Jackson leaders are requesting grant proposals from art groups and other organizations for art and cultural projects in the city. The maximum amount to be awarded is $10,000. Projects must impact at least 350 Jacksonians and organizations must provide at least 50 percent match of the projected cost to be eligible. The deadline to submit a proposal is Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2022, at 3:30 pm (WJTV)
  3. The Jackson Police Department is facing a shortage of dispatchers. At this time only 32 of the 48 slotted positions for dispatch communications have been filled. Entry pay is $13 an hour and other cities in the Jackson metro area pay $15 an hour. (WJTV)

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Today in Jackson:

  • Pat the Leprechaun Virtual Story Time – Bolden/Moore Library (10:00 AM)
  • Pearl: Preschool Story Time – Pearl Public Library (10:00 AM)
  • Flowood: Preschool Story Time – G. Chastain Flynt Memorial Library (10:30 AM)
  • Pearl: K-4 Story Time – Pearl Public Library (4:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Here are the newest homes in the Jackson area thanks to Patch and Redfin.com’s Real Estate Roundup. (Jackson Patch)
  • The Show Me Reptile and Exotics Show will be held Mar. 19-20 in Jackson at Wasabi Temple located at 4123 Interstate 55. The show will start at 10:00 am and end at 3:30 pm (WJTV)
  • Brown Bottling Group is partnering with the Jobs for Jacksonians program to host a job fair from 9 am to noon this ThursdayMar. 17 at the Metrocenter Mall. (Press Release Desk)

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kayla harrison

About me: Kayla Harrison is a Writing Arts professor, as well as a freelance writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners. In her free time, you can find her listening to podcasts, writing poetry, and visiting local coffee shops.

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