Things are going from bad to worse for the Jackson Zoological Park, which continues to hemorrhage visitors and revenues in the wake of the city’s plans to bring on new management.
Through the end of March, the zoo has attracted just 18,736 visitors, down 30 percent for the same time in 2018.
Five homeowners are holding up progress on the Belhaven Creek Improvement Project, but that number could soon be reduced to four, with the owners of one home could soon relent, following a meeting with city officials to discuss the project.
Inaction by library officials has resulted in the loss of approximately 34,000 books at the now defunct Charles Tisdale Library. The books were destroyed by black mold.
Meanwhile, any hopes of cleaning the collection were dashed recently, when an insurance claim filed to cover the books’ restoration costs was denied.
Mo Isom will soon add two more firsts to her resume.
The former Louisiana State University soccer player will be the first woman athlete and first soccer player to speak at the Bill Buckner Luncheon on April 26.
The melting snow and record rainfall up north won’t impact the capital city, but residents are still being warned to watch for flooding along the Pearl River, with forecasters saying the potential is there every spring for another Easter Flood.
Jackson city officials hope that by selling off, or at least considering selling, a portion of the parking lot next to the Jackson Convention Complex could entice developers to build there.
In a few months, Northsiders will be able to get a skinny shake and a donut all within the same city block.
Construction is about to begin on the first phase of the Belhaven Plaza, development.