The Clarion-Ledger, 6/27/8

After a 10-year struggle to grow and maintain businesses on Jackson’s U.S. 80 corridor, Nina Holbrook’s territory just got a whole lot bigger.

Holbrook, 63, has taken a job starting next week as Jackson’s retail manager, a newly created position in the Planning and Development Department.

“My primary focus is still going to be on Highway 80, but I’ll also be working for the entire city,” Holbrook said.

Jackson Mayor Frank Melton said he plans to personally oversee the Planning and Development Department, which has been in nearly constant turmoil since he took office in 2005. Holbrook’s salary hasn’t been set, he said. As she won’t be a department head, her position won’t need to be confirmed by the City Council.