Breaking News

Exceeds Projections

More than 240,000 people have visited the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum since opening on December 9, 2017. State tourism officials had projected 180,000 visits for the two museums in their first year in operation.

Trail Update

An anticipated trail on the Northside could be bid out for construction in January.

The city of Jackson has obtained all the easements needed for the Museum to Market Trail and is now finalizing documents to submit to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) for final review.

New Roof For Planetarium

Jackson’s Russell C. Davis Planetarium will soon have a new roof, years after the current roof was damaged during a hailstorm.  The Jackson City Council recently approved a roughly $350,000 bid from Mandal’s Inc., to replace the roof. The work will include removing the structure’s flat roof and replacing it.

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City seeks new managers for Smith-Wills baseball stadium

smith-wills baseball stadium  could soon have new managers, but experts say that much more than new management is needed to again make the structure viable for entertainment and sporting events.

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JA Board of Trustees

Serving on Jackson Academy’s Board of Trustees for 2018-2019 are (from left, back) Scott Pedigo, Brad Williams, Greg John-ston, Austin Barbour, McKie Edmonson; (front) Brandon Kennedy, Jody Varner, Martha Ray, Rita Gaines, Robert Hederman, and Renee Rice. Not Pictured: Ashley Willson and Calvin Thigpen.