JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi attorney general is investigating a $2 million road that was planned to connect a suburban Jackson shopping center to a gated neighborhood where the lieutenant governor lives. The investigation creates a potential clash between Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The mayor of Mississippi's largest city is renewing warnings about the city's drinking water, saying the city still isn't maintaining the chemical balance needed to prevent lead and copper pipes from corroding. Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba said Wednesday that the city continues advising pregnant women and children younger than 5 to drink only filtered or bottled water. Lumumba says no lead has been found in city pipes. But officials previously warned pipes in homes could be corroding.
CALHOUN CITY, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi city is losing its police chief. Calhoun City Police Chief Tito Lopez says he is resigning in favor of retirement. WTVA-TV reports Lopez told the station he gave his resignation to the Calhoun City Board of Aldermen on Monday. Lopez says he will officially retire next week. Mayor Amye Hill says the city has not put out a job alert yet and has enough officers on staff until a new chief is hired.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi town where Elvis Presley was born could establish a partnership with the German town where he lived while serving in the U.S. Army. The mayor of Tupelo, Jason Shelton, says he will travel to Bad Nauheim, where the king of rock 'n' roll lived from 1958 to 1960. Both cities host Elvis festivals, and Shelton sees the potential for tourism connections.
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