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Location cited as factor in low attendance at Jackson Zoo

For the Jackson Zoo, it’s all about location, location, location.

Shearer overcomes back injury to continue love of dance at Indiana University

What at one point seemed impossible for a young ballerina has now become a reality.

Robert Miller was recently named public works director for the city of Jackson. Miller has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Louisville and a master’s in business administration from Indiana University.

Another new project officially began recently as ground was broken for the Windgate Visual Arts Center on the west side of the Millsaps College campus. Dr. Robert W.

Hundreds of new jobs are coming to downtown Jackson, as are new hotel rooms and new developments.

Recently, a ribbon cutting was held to mark the opening of the downtown regional business office of Baptist Memorial Health Care.

Ballet Mississippi presents holiday classic


Yandell Road Completed

The Yandell Road and U.S. Highway 51 intersection project is complete. District 1 Supervisor Sheila Jones announced during the first November board meeting that traffic is smoother with the completed improvements.


Northpark Funding

A multimillion dollar renovations for Northpark will begin in the first quarter of 2018. The renovations will encompass a comprehensive redevelopment of the center including; entrances, dining area, children’s play area, restrooms, interior and exterior landscaping, furniture, fixtures, lighting and common areas.


Matching Funding

Madison County will be paying a total of $615,000 in matched funds to the city of Madison for road improvements.

Estimates for the Sandalwood ($350,000 in matched funds) and Treasure Cove ($50,000 in matched funds) subdivisions were discussed during a November board of supervisors meeting.





Wicker defeat unlikely

The defeat of an incumbent U.S. Senator in Alabama is encouraging Tea Party conservative Chris McDaniel to consider taking another stab at pulling the improbable in Mississippi — unseating a longtime congressional incumbent.


Chasing jobs

Editorials and columns on this page have questioned the wisdom of multi-million-dollar giveaways to large companies — Nissan, Toyota, Continental Tire — who promise to bring bunches of manufacturing jobs to Mississippi.


Learning from the past

Did Mississippi’s Gulf Coast get lucky recently, or was it structurally better prepared to withstand hurricanes than the last time one hit?

It was probably both.

Hurricane Nate was nowhere nearly as powerful as Katrina, which leveled the Coast in 2005 and still may claim the title as the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.


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Location cited as factor in low attendance at Jackson Zoo

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First Presbyterian Day School’s Crusader Club parent organization is made up of multiple committees of parent volunteers.