Another new project officially began recently as ground was broken for the Windgate Visual Arts Center on the west side of the Millsaps College campus. Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of Millsaps, was joined by members of the board of trustees and other distinguished guests as the college began its latest project.
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A gift to the Community Foundation for Mississippi means more good news for downtown Jackson.
The foundation recently announced it had received a $10 million donation, which has been set aside for quality of life improvements downtown.
Jackson Public Works Director Bob Miller would like to overhaul the city’s state of emergency guidelines, in hopes of responding more quickly to major infrastructure problems.
Recently, the city declared a state of emergency to repair a sewer main burst along Meadow Hill Drive.
Ballet Mississippi presents holiday classic
Mississippians who purchase health insurance expect that their healthcare will be covered, should they become ill. While insurance companies demand higher and higher premiums, however, they increasingly employ “utilization management” protocols to provide less and less coverage.
One of the reasons for Mississippi’s slow economic growth is that too many people don’t work. And the numbers bear that out: the state’s labor force participation rate, defined as the percentage of the population 16 and over that is employed or looking for work, is 58 percent compared to a national rate of 63 percent.
Over the past two decades of trying to figure out how to turn around failing schools and districts, it’s clear that Mississippi has not come up with a method that works all that well.