A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 7, at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church for Charles Robert Ridgway III. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. in the Galloway Fellowship Hall.
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Students and administrators preparing for new year
School is about to begin for another year, and administrators, teachers and students are gearing up for what the 2017-2018 academic year has to offer.
Some of Jackson’s lowest paid, but hardest working employees could soon be getting a pay raise.
Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba’s administration is working on plans to give public works front line workers a salary increase as part of the 2018 fiscal year budget.
Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco Wholesale scored a minor victory recently in their efforts to keep the wholesaler from locating on Highland Colony Parkway.
Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the city of Ridgeland’s request to expedite the appeal of the city’s 2015 vote to amend the zoning ordinance.
The city of Jackson needs an estimated $2 million to stop flooding along Belhaven Creek.
Southern Consultants has nearly wrapped up design work on a project to alleviate drainage issues along Belhaven Creek south of Riverside Drive.
NORTHSIDERS ARE gearing up for the third Mississippi Book Festival on Saturday, August 19, at the Mississippi State Capitol. This year, director Holly Lange said she is hoping for 7,500 people to be in attendance.
The event costs $300,000 to organize and take place.
State officials won’t begin drawing up plans on how to use millions of dollars in new infrastructure monies for Jackson until an advisory panel is in place and it begins meeting.
“It’s early in the process, but DFA will meet with the advisory committee before formulating a plan,” said DFA Director of Communications Chuck McIntosh.
Madison city officials have approved a site plan for St. Catherine’s Village. With the approval of city officials, St. Catherine’s is now able to move forward with their skilled nursing care facility upgrade.
IMS Engineers could officially be on its way out as Jackson’s one-percent program manager.
Last week, members of the city’s one-percent oversight commission asked the legal department for advice on canceling the firm’s contract and rebidding the position.