Dale Morris

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 An award-winning engineer and musician, Dale Morris has been a student of technology for more than three decades. At WJSU-FM 88.5, he was the project leader that made WJSU the first digital radio station in Mississippi. He has partnered with other stations in grant writing. Dale says he “frequently gets questions from friends and colleagues about the latest gadget or technology, so why not package some of this information." He aims to accomplish this as host of the segment  “On Tap.”  Catch “On Tap” as an occasional segment in the the news magazine “The Full Spectrum.”

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  Officials now have a clearer picture of Ida’s destruction in Mississippi. Initial assessments reveal damage to dozens of homes and roads.  However, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director, Stephen McCraney, says the numbers at this point, are preliminary.  He says the numbers may increase as damage assessments continue.  McCraney says the state is working closely with the county emergency management offices and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in the state’s recovery efforts.

 

With Covid 19 infection rates breaking records in Mississippi, Universities across the state are prioritizing ways to keep students and encourage them to get vaccinated. Jackson State University’s Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Alisa Mosley, Ph.D., discuss the University’s $1,000 per student incentive to encourage vaccination and other efforts to keep students safe.   You can also hear more from Dr. Mosley Monday on Morning Edition on WJSU News with Cynthia Maxie Milton at 3:06, 4:00 and 5:00 Monday afternoon. 

  

  

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba expressed frustration after Jackson council members Monday,voted not to approve his recommendation for trash removal services. At a specially called meeting, the council voted 4-3 to deny a nearly $11 million waste pickup contract with FCC Environmental Services.

 

Sheriff Lee Vance Dies

Aug 4, 2021

Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance has died, just weeks after being diagnosed with COVID-19.  He was found unresponsive this morning in his home.  Vance was in his first term as Hinds County Sheriff.  He is a graduate of Jackson State University,  and formerly worked in security for JSU. Vance was a former longtime member of the Jackson Police Department, serving as chief from 2014 to 2017. He served for more than 30 years with the department. He was elected sheriff in 2019, defeating the first-term incumbent Victor Mason. Vance was diagnosed with COVID-19 late last month.

One of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba’s opponents for office is now a city employee.  Tuesday the Jackson City Council voted to appoint former mayoral candidate Patty Patterson a part-time deputy clerk for the city council.  The motion was brought to the council by ward 5 city councilmen Vernon Hartley.  Patterson says the appointment is an honor and pledged her full support to the council, the mayor and the citizens of Jackson.

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