Recent bill could be contributing to increase in vagrancy
A bill authored by a North Mississippi lawmaker likely has increased panhandling in the capital city.
Four years after it was approved by Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission, the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project has yet to get off the drawing board.
Part of the reason is the city is still determining how to pay for it. Part of it is the second phase might require more work than initially expected.
Special Olympics hosts fundraiser
Stadium gate named in honor of longtime supporters of University of Mississippi
New signage at Gate 14 of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will serve as a lasting tribute to University of Mississippi alumnus Northsiders Roger Friou and his wife, Susie, who have made a major gift in support of Ole Miss athletics.
The Children’s Defense Fund recently released nine policy changes that could help lift 5.5 million children across the country out of poverty. Locally, the Children’s Defense Fund of the Southern Region is led by Executive Director Oleta Fitzgerald.
If all goes according to plan, contractors could begin repaving yet another section of North State Street by mid-August.
The city of Jackson was awaiting state approval last week to begin advertising for bids to repave the roadway between Woodrow Wilson Avenue and Fortification Street.
The legal battle over Gluckstadt incorporation wages on, as the city of Canton has filed a cross appeal against the court’s final decree, which approved the incorporation of Gluckstadt, and the 2018 jurisdictional ruling.
The city joins local business owner, Ron Hutchinson, who filed an appeal against the ruling in April.
A private consultant could be in place this summer to help the city determine how to address its water, sewer and road needs.
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba’s administration is in talks with a team of consultants interested in helping the city draw up a long-range capital improvement plan.
His passion is collecting cars of varying types. He loves to travel to surrouding areas to ride dirt bikes. Rock bands from the 1970s are his favorite. He loves traveling to Asian countries. He and his wife got engaged in Hong Kong. He says people are usually surprised to learn he went to military school.
New Madison Development
The Magnolia District, a new development coming to downtown Madison, will bring fine dining, luxury retail and professional office space to the area.
The development will be located on nine acres in downtown Madison near the intersection of Madison Avenue and Magnolia Street.