City to set vote for Fondren Business Improvement District
The Ridgeland Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to approve a $23,728,093 budget for fiscal year 2019.
The city is projecting approximately $22,266,620 in revenue for fiscal year 2019.
The total expenditures for fiscal year 2018 is projected to be $24,240,938.
In August, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba signed agreements allowing Hinds County to repave 133 streets in the capital city.
However, interlocal agreements for around 25 Northeast Jackson streets remained unsigned at press time.
Ross Barnett Reservoir officials and volunteers are gearing up for the second Operation Clean Sweep on the Pearl River.
The event is designed to help tackle the litter problem along the river and the reservoir.
With Hurricane Gordon barreling down on the Mississippi Gulf Coast last week, Entergy officials were ready, weeks after the opening of a new $20 million distribution operations center (DOC).
A ribbon-cutting for the new downtown Jackson facility was held in late July, at the height of hurricane season.
Hall Carter was recently named the new executive director of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation. The Memphis native has worked for several U.S. senators, most recently serving as Sen. Roger Wicker’s executive assistant and scheduler.
Recycling could be on the way out in the capital city, in large part, to help save money.
After learning that Jackson taxpayers will be on the hook for repaying $350,000 in bond money misspent by the Jackson Zoological Society, the capital city’s tax base will now be on the hook for at least a million dollars more in zoo water fees.
So far this year, the zoo has racked up $1,042,000 in water usage fees.
Jackson city officials aren’t sure when they’ll be able to repair two recent sewer main breaks on the Northside but hope to make the repairs as soon as possible.
Jackson police are beefing up patrols in Belhaven following a violent home invasion on Lyncrest Avenue.
“We are doing a direct patrol on the street and have another beat unit coming in,” said Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, August 29.