Measures that would help Jackson clean up abandoned properties, fight crime and give the city more leeway in adjusting water and sewer bills are among items on the city’s legislative agenda.
Leaders with the Jackson-Hinds Library System (JHLS) knew months ago that they might face budgetary shortfalls early in the 2020 fiscal year.
But instead of preparing for those shortfalls in advance, library officials apparently took no action, and employees were the ones who suffered.
The Fondren Business Improvement District (BID) continues to take shape, with members planning to nominate and vote on a board of directors later this month.
The BID’s first owners meeting is slated for 10:30 a.m., January 28 at Duling Hall. At the meeting, BID members will vote on the district’s first board of directors.
Hinds County has spent more than $5 million on road repaving and repairs in the last two years, according to District One Supervisor Robert Graham.
The county began a paving blitz in early 2018 and began filling potholes on the Northside in the spring of the following year.
Today, the city of Jackson posted a list of streets and areas that will likely flood as the Pearl River crests this weekend.
The river is expected to crest at 35.5 feet on Sunday, according to Jackson Engineering Manager Charles Williams.
Local leaders are urging residents to use caution and stock up on necessities as the area experiences severe flooding and as more rain is expected in the coming hours.
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, backed by county and state emergency officials, discussed the city’s flooding situation at a press conference recently.
After waiting eight years, what’s another three or four months?
Jackson city officials recently approved bringing on a contractor for the long-awaited Museum Trail. But crews likely won’t begin work on the roughly $1.6 million project until the spring.
With six minutes left on the clock and in front of a crowd of 41,000 people, Russell Roberts kicked what would be the game-winning field goal in Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) win against in-state rival Texas Christian University.