Woodland Hills Baptist Church schedules final worship service May 5

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Woodland Hills Baptist Church will mark its final service Sunday, May 5, as the remaining members prepare to say goodbye to a church that has a storied history on the Northside.

The congregation, currently led by the Rev. Ty Pigott, is handing over the property to Fondren Church, which has been meeting in the building since 2013.




Roadblock

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Critics blame secretary of state for failure of land bank bill.

Another effort to clean up neighborhoods in Jackson is being stymied by a state leader.

However, this time the lieutenant governor isn’t being blamed, but rather a man who wants to be the next lieutenant governor.




Oral arguments scheduled in Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for airport lawsuit

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Lawmakers hoping to block the city of Jackson’s efforts to determine motives behind the state’s takeover of the Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport will soon have their day in court.

Oral arguments are slated for June 10, in the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in downtown Jackson.




Progress

By ANTHONY WARREN,

City talks achievements, challenges with water billing system

Nearly 92 percent of Jackson’s 52,000 customers are now receiving regular water bills, a sign the city has made significant progress in addressing problems in its water billing department.




New meters prevent residents from turning on water; system controlled by software

By ANTHONY WARREN,

As the city of Jackson ramps up its water collections efforts, turn offs for delinquent customers will be inevitable.

That being said, residents who have had their water cut off for nonpayment shouldn’t reach for their water meter keys to turn the water back on. The keys no longer work.


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