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Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the city of Jackson has issued a boil water notice for residents on Robert Drive.

Since May more than 400 potholes in North Jackson repaired

More than 35,000 faulty water meters were installed as part of the city’s $91 million energy performance contract with Siemens.

Mississippi Food and Wine Festival

Grandfather and grandson become traveling partners enjoying tennis tournaments

A national criminal justice reform group wants a federal investigation into Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Savanna Street sludge removal project set to finish by December 31

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A major sludge-hauling project at the Savanna Street Wastewater Treatment Plant should be finished by deadline after all.

After telling the Jackson City Council recently that the project would likely continue into early 2018, a deputy city attorney recently told the Sun the project should wrap up by December 31.







Commercial Growth

Madison’s commercial developments are continuing to grow. In early September, the mayor and board of aldermen approved the final plat for the Grandview east commercial subdivision.


Updating Ordinance

The sign ordinance is undergoing a restructuring in Madison County’s planning and zoning ordinance in order to address the numerous signs along Gluckstadt Road and throughout the Gluckstadt area.



Moving Offices

Leaders with the Jackson-Hinds Library System will soon have relief from the black mold that has taken over their offices.

The system is moving its administrative offices from the Eudora Welty Library to a building on Lakeland Drive.

Library Executive Director Patty Furr hopes the move will be completed in two or three weeks.


Road Project

Madison county’s North Old Canton Road project should be under way. However, there have been minor expense additions to ensure the project runs smoothly.

State Aid Engineer for Madison County Jim Hust recently spoke with the board of supervisors about the project’s progress.





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