Secretary of State and Revitalize Mississippi Partner to Eliminate Blight

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The Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Jim Johnston, founder of the nonprofit organization Revitalize Mississippi, announced their partnership to eliminate blight in the City of Jackson this morning. Johnston and Hosemann stood with Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and several city council members at 3120 Sears St. on a lot where a blighted property once stood. Behind them, another dilapidated house, which the State owned before neighbors purchased it, stood waiting to be demolished. "Blight is a cancer, and it's spreading rapidly in this City," Johnston said during a press conference. "And it requires aggressive therapy, or we're going to lose it." Revitalize Mississippi and the Secretary of State's office have worked together since late 2016 to...

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