N’siders want ability to pay for neighborhood improvements
Northsiders are again asking the state for the ability to tax themselves to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.
The Madison County Board of Supervisors recently approved a resolution to issue $8 million for road bonds.
The resolution lists 14 roads that could be funded by the $8 million, as well as the cost for each road’s improvements.
Northside Junior players participating in ‘central Mississippi local tour’
Junior golfers on the Northside now have another opportunity to experience the rigors of tournament play.
Tony Jeff is president and CEO of Innovate Mississippi. Jeff is a graduate of Mississippi State University and Northwestern University. He joined Innovate Mississippi in 2002, and took over as the company’s chief in 2010. He recently spoke to Sun Senior Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the organization and its efforts to help entrepreneurs.
CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED on a new middle school for Madison-Ridgeland Academy (MRA). The facility should be ready by the 2018-2019 school term, however this fall, students will be greeted with additional parking and less traffic congestion.
Contractors were expected to be back on the job this week, to continue repaving work on Briarwood Drive and Ridgewood Road.
Work got off to a fast start in late May, with crews milling and overlaying portions of streets with the initial base coat of asphalt.
Festivities honor Mayor Lumumba
Inauguration festivities for Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba included celebrations in parks throughout the city, the swearing-in ceremony, a prayer breakfast at Grace Inspirations Church on Grand Avenue, and the city of Jackson Unity Ball.
Northsiders at Mississippi State University recently named to the President’s List for the spring semester include: Yeager Matthews Bass, Nikita Rashaad Booker, Charles Meyer Bowman, Emily Grace Box, Phyliceia Ziare Ashley Brown, Anna Belle Butler, Bailey Elizabeth Butler, Annie Christmas Campbell, Katherine Grace Carter, James Sanford Clark, M