Coming Soon

By ANTHONY WARREN,

More than $26 million earmarked to rehab North State Street

For the thousands of motorists who drive North State Street each day, the commute could soon be a lot smoother, with $26.3 million in projects ongoing or planned for the roadway.


Attendance, revenues continue to decline for Jackson zoo; director hopes program helps

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.




Lack of action results in loss of 34,000 library books

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.










Victory

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Bill passage caps struggle to give neighborhoods more control

Sen. Walter Michel could barely contain his excitement.

“It’s on its way to the governor. We got it done,” he said.


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Obituaries

Ruby Mona Tharpe McLemore, 88, died at home surrounded by family on July 10, 2019.

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The 12U Major team, Mississippi Angels, won the 2019 Triple Crown Slumpbuster Series in Omaha. There were 291 teams in the tourney and 65 in their division.