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Another name change considered for Jackson airport

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson city leaders are again considering a name change for the Jackson-Evers International Airport. 

The planning committee discussed changing the airport name to Jackson-Medger Wiley Evers International Airport. 

It was changed to Jackson-Evers in 2004. But the city's 1972 ordinance regarding the naming and designation of streets and buildings prohibits a name change for 50 years after a renaming. 

Councilman Kenneth Stokes has requested that council members consider amending that ordinance. 

"And add the language unless by majority vote of the council and that will give the council leeway in making certain renamings as long as you have the majority vote of the council members," said city attorney Monica Joiner. 

The ordinance change is expected to be discussed during a public meeting on July 22nd. The council could vote on the ordinance during its July 27th meeting. 

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