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Jackson

07/09/2014 - 9:01am

ON A WINDY DAY in Belhaven Park this spring, Chris Roebuck was onstage performing a romantic monologue from Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing,” when a vase of flowers fell off a table on the set.

Still in...

12/18/2013 - 2:09pm
“We’re confronted with a problem with roads. We need $20 million to $29 million a year. We’re confronted with a water delivery system that needs to be corrected, which, we’re told will cost $500 million. We have a...
11/14/2013 - 12:45pm
Fund-raising efforts are continuing as the Friends of Thalia Mara Hall head into the final stretch before the auditorium goes black on January 11. 
So far, about $300,000 of the $1 million in charitable contributions for the...
11/14/2013 - 12:35pm
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
In its fifth year of operation, the Jackson Convention Center continues to operate at an annual deficit of more than a million dollars. 
For fiscal year 2012, the...
11/14/2013 - 12:25pm
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
Nine streets on the Northside could have speed humps in place sometime next spring, so says Jackson Traffic Engineer Robert Lee. 
But Northsiders who need speed...
11/14/2013 - 12:23pm
A little more than four months since being elected mayor of Jackson, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba sat down with Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren to discuss his role and his plans for the city.  Among agenda items, Lumumba is focusing on...
10/16/2013 - 12:05pm
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
There appear to be more questions than answers regarding a commission that would oversee how Jackson could spend revenue generated from a local-option sales tax. 
...
10/16/2013 - 11:42am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
mORE affluent residents are less likely to feel impact from the city of Jackson’s sweeping water and sewer rate increases, according to a state economist. 
...
10/11/2013 - 9:56am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
WHILE SOME MAJOR cities across the nation are going bankrupt, in part due to shoddy management of their employee retirement funds, Jackson residents have nothing to worry about....
10/11/2013 - 9:20am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
The city of Jackson has big plans for improving its parking meter situation downtown. 
Jackson has approximately 1,200 meters, with the majority located in the...
09/25/2013 - 11:51am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Jackson’s water and sewer customers aren’t the only ones feeling the pinch.

The Jackson City Council recently approved raising water rates by 29 percent and sewer rates...

09/25/2013 - 11:06am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Start with the boulders.

That’s what Vision 2022: One Voice, a 10-year master plan for the city of Jackson and the metro area, attempts to do.

The plan, which was put...

08/22/2013 - 11:04am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
City of Jackson road crews who should otherwise be filling potholes or working on broken water mains will soon be doing work on the Fortification Street Improvement Project, so says...
08/22/2013 - 10:52am

It’s been a long, slow slog, but it looks like John McGowan is going to prevail after all in his vision for turning Jackson into a lakeside city.

This is a testament to McGowan’s endurance. He has relentlessly pursued his...

08/22/2013 - 10:31am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
Roughly $35 million in work to address the city of Jackson’s $400 million consent decree is about to get started or is already under way. 
Last October, the...
06/26/2013 - 11:14am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

If you have a traffic problem in North-east Jackson, don’t count on speed humps to solve it unless, of course, you applied to have humps installed more than a year ago.

The...

04/26/2013 - 1:04pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Jackson is one step closer to having a pedestrian path that runs from the Mississippi Farmer’s Market to LeFleur’s Bluff State Park.

The Jackson City Council recently...

01/24/2013 - 2:02pm

by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Jackson city officials are looking at crime reduction models in other cities in hopes that they can get violent crime under control.

Last year, Mayor Harvey Johnson told the Sun that...

12/07/2012 - 11:35am

 by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

A Jackson city ordinance designed to even the playing field for minority-owned businesses seems to be paying off, at least in some areas.

For fiscal years 2010 and 2011, the...

11/29/2012 - 12:23pm

 by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

New speed humps will eventually be added on Dogwood Drive.

Eventually.

The city of Jackson has approved adding two speed humps on a section of the roadway between...

11/08/2012 - 11:51am

by Anthony Warren

Sun Staff Writer

More than a million dollars is available to the city of Jackson if only they could collect it.

Jackson’s municipal court system is carrying a backlog of unserved warrants...

08/29/2012 - 11:04am

Crash! Rattle! Roll! Welcome to a Sunday afternoon drive in the Bold New City.

I mean, what’s going on with the roads in Jackson? This is getting ridiculous. I understand our city has the misfortune of sitting on top of some...

08/22/2012 - 11:51am

by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff  Writer

Jackson city officials are considering all options to fund what will likely be hundreds of millions of dollars in federally mandated water and sewer upgrades.

Director of...

08/15/2012 - 12:10pm

by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff  Writer

Talks continue between Jackson, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice on what will likely leave the city facing hundreds of millions of dollars in...

08/15/2012 - 10:31am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

The results of a much-anticipated study are in, and it appears that millions of dollars are needed to restore an artistic Jackson landmark.

Members of the Jackson City Council were...