These signs were up along Briarwood Drive yesterday. They advertise "Your 1% at work." Briarwood was recently paved with one-percent infrastructure dollars. The Sun is trying to find out if one-percent dollars paid for them. More details to follow.
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Northsiders will have a chance to sound off on city issues Thursday night, at Broadmeadow United Methodist Church. Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is hosting the "community conversation" event, to talk about infrastructure, recent changes in the police department and other issues.
Commission to receive long-awaited data on projects
Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission could soon have the information they need to again approve spending money.
Public Works Director Robert Miller said he will soon provide oversight officials with the oft-requested, but never delivered “project reconciliation.”
Crime on the Northside fell by more than 25 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to stats provided by the Jackson Police Department (JPD).
Total property crimes dropped by 25.6 percent year over year, while total violent crimes fell by 31.3 percent, according to the last comstat report released by the department in December.
Three generations of Northsiders follow their passion for history at Millsaps
Many people in the same family often work in the same professional field or have similar interests. For Bill Crim, his son-in-law Silas McCharen, and his granddaughter Sarah Lloyd Stevenson, that is definitely the case.
Two of the four stop signs at the intersection of Stribling Road extension and Church Road will be removed in an attempt to help traffic flow.
During a February Madison County board meeting, supervisors authorized County Engineer Dan Gaillet to remove the signs after receiving complaints from residents in the Germantown subdivision.
A Northside lawmaker supports President Donald Trump’s proposal to arm teachers to deter school shootings.
Jackson Preparatory School will have a new leader beginning June 1, when Lawrence Coco takes over as head of school. Coco graduated from Prep in 1992 and taught and coached there before getting his law degree from the University of Mississippi.
Madison County officials have finalized and approved the 2018 road plan.
Among the large county road projects are Cherry Hill, County Line, Deerfield, Gluckstadt, Harvey’s Crossing, Highland Colony, Hoy Road, Reunion Parkway phases two and three, Sunnybrook, Tisdale and Weisenberger.
Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) officials recently approved the sale for 104 acres of timber which will equal approximately $146,000 once harvested and thinned.
The timber is on two parcels of PRV land located in Madison County.