Jackson residents paying twice to keep all libraries open
Jackson taxpayers are helping to keep the Clinton library open, but don’t expect that city to return the favor any time soon.
The 180-day moratorium on new hotel and motel construction in Ridgeland has been extended until October 31.
The moratorium was put into place in April to study zoning issues. The Ridgeland mayor and aldermen voted to extend the moratorium during a board meeting October 2.
Jackson could soon have a better picture of its infrastructure needs.
The city is now putting together a comprehensive infrastructure plan.
The plan will include water, sewer, road and other needs, and give estimates on what the city will need to address them.
The Madison County board of supervisors is considering moving forward with the Reunion interchange, phase 2.
The Reunion interchange would serve as another access to I-55 for north Madison and Gluckstadt residents, and it would connect Bozeman Road to Parkway East.
In May, road crews descended on Briarwood Drive, giving motorists hope the street would be soon be repaved and commutes would be smoother.
Four months later, drivers are still waiting for the street to be finished. However, city officials say it should be completed sometime this month.
The Historical Society of Ridgeland has been officially incorporated as an arm of the city.
The committee was originally organized in 2009 to preserve documents, record history and acquire oral histories from senior adults.
Tom Sheppard has been selected at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School the 12th head of school. The appointment will be effective July 1, after the retirement of St. Andrew’s current head of school, George Penick. Sheppard is currently dean of enrollment management for the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey.
Kid’s Chance is a Mississippi Bar charitable organization that offers scholarships to college-aged children whose parents have been killed or seriously injured in a work-related accident. Attorney Andre Ducote is in charge of marketing for the organization. Ducote is a long-time Northsider and Ole Miss undergraduate and law graduate.
FROM PROGRAMS TO VENUES TO FUND-RAISING, TIPPY GARNER GUIDING FORCE OF OPERA
A Jackson native, Tippy Garner has always lived in the north and northeast area of the city.
She attended Callaway High School, and she studied business at Hinds Community College and Belhaven University.
Michael Causey, a ninth-grader at Jackson Prep, won the INEX Legends Car Racing regional qualifier at Sunny South Raceway in Mobile, that secured him an entry for U.S. Legend Car Nationals. Michael will compete October 13-14 at “The Bullring Track”, a 3/8 paved high banked oval at Las Vegas.