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Riverside project stymied by lack of funding and unforeseen issues

Four years after it was approved by Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission, the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project has yet to get off the drawing board.

Part of the reason is the city is still determining how to pay for it. Part of it is the second phase might require more work than initially expected.




lasting tribute

Stadium gate named in honor of longtime supporters of University of Mississippi

New signage at Gate 14 of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will serve as a lasting tribute to University of Mississippi alumnus Northsiders Roger Friou and his wife, Susie, who have made a major gift in support of Ole Miss athletics.





City progresses with efforts to hire consultant for long term capital improvement plan

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A private consultant could be in place this summer to help the city determine how to address its water, sewer and road needs.

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba’s administration is in talks with a team of consultants interested in helping the city draw up a long-range capital improvement plan.




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Gluckstadt faces more opposition to becoming state's newest city

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The legal battle over Gluckstadt incorporation wages on, as the city of Canton has filed a cross appeal against the 2018 jurisdictional ruling and the 2019 final decree granting incorporation. 

A local business owner, Ron Hutchinson, also filed an appeal before the 10-day appeals window closed on April 22.


Riverside project stymied by lack of funding and unforeseen issues

Four years after it was approved by Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission, the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project has yet to get off the drawing board.

Part of the reason is the city is still determining how to pay for it. Part of it is the second phase might require more work than initially expected.



Oral arguments scheduled in Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for airport lawsuit

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Lawmakers hoping to block the city of Jackson’s efforts to determine motives behind the state’s takeover of the Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport will soon have their day in court.

Oral arguments are slated for June 10, in the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in downtown Jackson.


Roadblock

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Critics blame secretary of state for failure of land bank bill.

Another effort to clean up neighborhoods in Jackson is being stymied by a state leader.

However, this time the lieutenant governor isn’t being blamed, but rather a man who wants to be the next lieutenant governor.






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NewSouth NeuroSpine

By DR. RAHUL VOHRA,

“The DEA is on the phone.” Those are words you really never want to hear. To my relief the call wasn’t about my practice. The next week I found myself meeting with two United States District attorneys as well as DEA agents. I was asked to be an expert in a case against two pain specialists in Alabama.




Renaissance to feature new show fountain, theater and Costco

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The second and third phases of Renaissance are on track to be finished next year, complete with another show fountain and Malco theater.

The city of Ridgeland director of community development Alan Hart said, based on reports from the developer, that phase two of Renaissance should be open by summer or fall of 2019.






Changes

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson proposing doing away with minority firm quotas

An ordinance that establishes quotas for hiring minority firms in the city of Jackson could soon be on its way out.

Jackson officials are hoping to replace the city’s Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) ordinance with a new “small and disadvantaged business” program.


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Award in Art

Jackson Prep students winning a Subject Area Award in Art are (from left, back) Brittany Wilson, Mary Noble Howard, Ben Johnson, Jonathan Booker; (front) Gabby Ferreri, Amanda Roberts, Hannah Grace Biggs.



Recap

At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Jackson, outgoing President Brooks Buchanan (right) reviewed and recapped the 2017-2018 year.


Dancers

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the 2018-19 middle school dance team are (from left, back) Katie Peterson, Enyla Blackmon, Gigi Fraser, Mari Finseth, Lauren McKay; (middle row) Hannah Moore, Anna Everly, Jessica Livingston, Sophie Lewis, Kara Pickett; (front) Tia Harris, Caroline Champagne, Anne Avery Boling, and Carol Rappai.


Face time

Mississippi elected officials may come cheap as pitch men and women for the agencies they head, but the state would be better off if those in office had less airtime on commercials paid for by the taxpayers.

A proposal that has passed the Senate and awaits action in the House could do just that.


MTA award

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History received the Mississippi Travel Attraction of the Year Award during the 2018 Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Oxford. The annual conference, organized by the Mississippi Tourism Association (MTA), presents awards for tourism achievement.


Fire Insurance Dropping

Some Madison County residents will soon see their insurance costs drop.

The Madison County board of supervisors recently approved for the South Madison Fire District to annex three adjacent areas that are located within the county and are not situated within corporate boundaries of any existing municipality.


Freshman court

Madison Central High School freshman homecoming court members are (from left, back) CJ Barney, Vic Hollins and Corey Daniels; (front) Mia Valentine, Jamyiyah Cotten and Ally Haynie. Homecoming is set for the week of September 24-28. The court will be presented September 27 during the football game’s halftime festivities.


LIFE ON THE FARM

St. Richard’s third-grade class visited a riding academy as part of their study on “Charlotte’s Web.” The students rode horses, picked pumpkins and enjoyed a hayride after visiting some farm animals.


Varsity tennis

Jackson Prep’s varsity team awards went to (from left) Hannah-Grace Berch, Patriot Award; Graham Roberson, Coaches Award; Neely Wood, Coaches Award; Neil Marchetti, Patriot Award; Madeline Claire Hughes, Impact Player; Russell Roberts, Most Valuable Player; Mackenzie Nichols, Most Valuable Player; Jack Turnage, Outstanding Manager; Olivia Moore


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(May 21, 2019,  Jackson, Miss.) Claude W. Harbarger, FACHE, has informed St. Dominic’s... READ MORE


Obituaries

Ann Klaus Holloman, 80, passed away Sunday May 19. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m... READ MORE


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Aaron Pelch, interim athletic director and head football coach at Millsaps College, has been formally named as athletic director. Pelch will continue to serve as head football coach.