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Multi-use trail planned for Highland Colony

Sun Staff Writer

CONSTRUCTION should start late this summer or early this fall on a multi-use trail along Highland Colony Parkway.

The Colony Park Public Improvement District (PID) will build the trail, which will connect with the city of Ridgeland’s multi-use trail at the Natchez Trace Parkway and run north along the west side of Highland Colony to Steed Road.

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Father's name should be on birth certificate

Mississippi has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation. Local headlines blare the problem. Recent samples: “Teen pregnancy an epidemic;” and “5-part MPB series to explore teen pregnancy.” And our problem really is a nationwide problem.

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There's really more civility now

People t hear the puerile rantings of People today hear the puerile rantings of Jackson’s city council members, as well as the vitriol spewed across the aisles in our Legislature, and wonder how much worse it can possibly get. The answer is that it can get a whole lot worse, and has in America’s and Mississippi’s pasts; infinitely worse than anything we see today.

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Criminalizing pot has failed

The sad case of the Madison couple now facing 30 years in prison for growing marijuana highlights the schizophrenia of our nation’s marijuana laws. Seventeen states now allow medical marijuana to be grown in the home. In Mississippi and other states, growing marijuana results in severe penalties. There is no other crime about which such a disparity exists between different states within our one nation. A disparity of this magnitude should not exist within the same nation.

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One crazy idea

Building a brand new Hinds County jail just because some locks don’t work has got to be the worst idea we’ve heard in a long time. Has anybody told the Hinds County Board of Supervisors there’s a Great Recession going on? Has anybody told them that the government is broke? It’s time for restraint, not a whole new $50 million prison.

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Lignite plant exceeds budget while only 22 percent finished

The $2.8 billion lignite gassification plant in Kemper County is in trouble. It’s $366 million over budget but only 22 percent completed.

Public pressure is increasing. Last week the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) denied a request by Mississippi Power Company to raise rates $20 a month on small residential customers and even more on other ratepayers. The raise would have affected 186,000 homes and businessess in 24 southeastern Mississippi counties.

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Rick Cleveland on sports hall of fame

Rick Cleveland was still moving into his new office last week when he took a break to talk with Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his new position, executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Cleveland, a former sports writer, editor and columnist, took the job earlier this year after the passing of former Executive Director Michael Rubenstein. Cleveland is a graduate of Hattiesburg High School and the University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

 

So what are your plans for the hall of fame?

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Redistricting

Northsiders recently had a chance to tell Jackson city leaders what they wanted in new ward lines.

And the majority said they wanted to stay in their respective districts and keep their communities of interest together.

Public hearings were held last week for all seven wards, with meetings for Ward One and Ward Seven held at Temple Beth Israel and Jackson City Hall respectively.

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Harbor Walk still stalled; reservoir board gives more time

by KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff  Writer

A PROPOSED multimillion-dollar mixed-use development at the Ross Barnett Reservoir is still stalled.

Harbor Walk is a multi-phase project that calls for a luxury hotel, condominiums, office buildings, retail and restaurants, all on 110 acres of reservoir property in the city of Ridgeland.

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Jury Duty

by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff  Writer

FAILING TO show up for jury duty in Hinds or Madison counties could net fines and jail time.

But more than likely it won’t.

Hundreds of people fail to make it for jury qualifications each week. And although state law allows judges to punish those who shirk their civic duty, skipping out on jury service is rarely punished.

Circuit Judge Bill Gowan  finds it “appalling” that so many people summoned for jury duty in Hinds County fail to show up.

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