The future of a historic hotel building in downtown Jackson is now in the hands of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s (MDAH) board of trustees and will likely be decided next month.
At a recent meeting, the board voted to consider granting landmark status to the Sun-N-Sand Motor Hotel at its January 24 meeting.
The Lumumba administration is touting a new deal with Santa Claus that could result in hundreds of water main being repaired across the city.
The mayor and St. Nicholas recently reached an agreement to use elves to patch the “worst of the worst” water mains in each of Jackson’s seven wards.
Jackson has reached a major milestone in efforts to stabilize the city’s troubled water/sewer billing system.
Recently, the city completed a project to “lift and shift” its billing software off of old city servers and onto a cloud-based system.
When Fondren Church took over Woodland Hills Baptist Church earlier this year, leaders wondered how they could use the facility to not only serve members but reach out to the community and change lives.
To that end, the church is now working to transform an old gymnasium on the campus into a community center.
When Ken Adcock built his Carolwood Drive home two decades ago, White Oak Creek was a meandering stream, lined with trees and a sloping creek.
Today, because of development upstream, the creek’s formerly slow waters have increased such that they are eating away at the shoreline, damaging backyards and flooding homes.
Months after approving a new appeals process for customers water bill complaints, the city of Jackson has appointed a hearing officer to them.
Recently, the city council approved hiring Demetrice Williams-Wells, a Flora attorney, to preside over the appeals.
Use of Jackson’s flagship library continues to slide, two years after it was temporarily closed by the state fire marshal.
Last year, 45,663 people visited the Welty branch, down from 63,045 in 2010 and 107,566 in 2000. In 1998, the library attracted 152,470 visitors.
enior Staff Writer
Main breaks are a common yet dreaded reality in the capital city.
In some cases, they mean temporary disruptions in water service.
And in most cases, they mean digging up the city’s already deteriorating streets so crews can make repairs.