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Nathan Shrader is assistant professor of political science and director of American Studies at Millsaps College. The department recently worked with Chism Strategies on a State of the State Survey, which asks voters questions on several hot-topic issues.
Costco is still coming to Highland Colony Parkway, despite a recent ruling from the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Last week, the high court overturned the city of Ridgeland’s 2016 decision to rezone its zoning ordinance to allow areas zoned C-2 to have remote gas stations.
Engineering for phase two of the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project will be half as costly as originally thought.
Even with that good news, though, construction will not move forward on the project until the city of Jackson has the funds in place to pay for it.
To date, no funds have been set aside for construction.
Policy for Donations
Monetary donations for new amenities are now permissible at the reservoir.
The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) board recently approved guidelines for monetary donations for the installation of benches, water fountains, dog watering stations and exercise equipment.
Rowan Brinston celebrates 60 years with Beemons and soon hitting 90 years of living
Rowan Brinston joined Beemon Drugs in 1958, the iconic pharmacy sold ice cream, had a soda fountain and a grill.
Sixty years later he misses the hamburgers. They were “good eating.”
Heart Association plans luncheon
When the state legislature voted 30 years ago to vastly improve Mississippi’s highways, they passed an 18 cent gas tax. It was the most logical way to fund the program.
As a result, Mississippi has had some of the best roads in the nation, a boon for economic development and public safety and convenience.
Matthew 22:21 says, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.” Save for the Doctrine of the Separation of Church and State, it might be suggested that “There ought to be a law:” The solemnity of Easter and the irreverence of April Fool’s Day are sufficiently incompatible that the two sh