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Notable successes and failures contribute to JRA’s history.
Since its inception, the Jackson Redevelopment Authority (JRA) has pretty much flown under the radar.
Although the agency generally keeps a low profile, at the same time it serves as lead redeveloper for the capitol city.
New attorneys have been appointed in six customers’ seeking to stop the city of Jackson from shutting of water in the wake of the Siemens case.
On October 8, plaintiffs notified the court that they would be represented by the Cochran Firm, which has offices in Grenada and Los Angeles.
JA plans community-wide event.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School eighth graders enjoying the first day of school are (from left) Lauryn Chambers, Madison Cox, Casey Young, Micah Davis, Isabel Mitchell, Jennifer Chen, Jessica Livingston, and Hannah Moore.
Work on the Ridgeland Costco finally appears to be moving forward, thanks to several weeks of dry weather.
“They’ve been going full-tilt boogie to get the gas station opened by January and the store opened by March 1,” said Ward One Alderman Ken Heard. “They’ve been going strong since it got dried out.”
The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi will host its “Women of Vision” event and honor four women who have been selected as innovators and visionaries in their respective fields. The event will be held October 21.
They include Betsy Bradley, Rita Brent, Oleta Fitzgerald and Holly Lange.
From jail overcrowding to a backlog on autopsy reports, Hinds County’s criminal justice system is faced with a number of challenges.
Assistant District Attorney Jamie McBride discussed those issues recently with the North Jackson Rotary Club.
On October 9, Judge Carlton Reeves entered an Order approving the Consent Decree in Brown v. Madison County, a lawsuit brought by the law firm Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Mississippi and the ACLU, which alleged racially motivated policing by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.
I recently needed a new cell phone case and stopped by the Apple Store planning to grab a new version of the same one I have. It’s solid light blue with a clear back—nothing fancy, but did a good job protecting my phone from the abuse inflicted on it by my children and myself.
still voting for more than 80 years Iva Dee Bondurant has never missed an opportunity to cast her voteBy NIKKI ROWELL,
Americans made their way to the polls last week to have their voices heard in the midterm election.
Iva Dee Bondurant, a 102-year-old resident of Ridgeland, was no different, as she said taking part in the election was her civic duty.
Charlotte Seals has been named interim superintendent of the Madison County School District, as former superintendent, Kimber Halliburton has resigned.
According to the Madison County School District, Halliburton “plans to return to her hometown of Nashville to pursue other opportunities and take care of family issues.”
Mother’s Day is this weekend—you’re welcome fellow, forgetful procrastinators. When I was a kid, Mother’s Day meant signing my name to a card my dad had picked out and being just as surprised about what gift we gave my mom as she was when she opened it over breakfast in bed.
I would like dinosaurs, gorillas, airplanes, people, robots, and that’s all I really want.
With love, Porter Jeffreys
There is a ruthless killer on the loose in Mississippi. From dark alleys to dimly lit streets, to winding dirt roads leading to single family homes and through gated neighborhoods to the wealthiest in town, this killer has no mercy and finds its victims of all races, creeds and incomes.
jack dunaway’s caring heart leads to group performing small acts of kindness
Just one small act of kindness could turn a person’s day around. Nathan Dunaway, founder of the Do a Jack Attack group, is encouraging people to do small acts of kindness for others each day.
A proposal to sue the firm responsible for a $91 million overhaul of the city of Jackson’s water system fell flat at the February 19 city council meeting.
The council did not vote on a proposal to hire the Gibbs and Travis Law Firm to bring suit against Siemens USA.
The celebration and blessing of the marriage of Virginia Nell Parsons and Paul Jarlath Hughes was held at 5 p.m. on October 6 at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens in Nashville.
The bride’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Donald Parsons of Jackson. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Jarlath Hughes of Galway, Ireland.
RIDGELAND MUNICIPAL COURT TO OFFER FEE WAIVER PROGRAM FOR OUTSTANDING ARREST WARRANTS ON CONTEMPT OF COURT
The Ridgeland Police Department in conjunction with Ridgeland Municipal Court will offer a Fee Waiver Program for individuals with arrest warrants for Contempt of Court (Failure to Appear). This period will begin Tuesday, February 19th and end Friday, March 1st, 2019.
By MEGAN PHILLIPS
Sun Staff Writer
Lost Rabbit is soon to be full of new development and improvements. Along with a fifth residential phase, Southern Lifestyle Development (SLD) real estate company will be adding enhancements to the town center.
Established in 1984, Mississippi Sports Medicine’s Doctors James Manning, Gene Barrett, and Walter Shelton set out with a commitment to provide the utmost quality in sub-specialized orthopedic care with an emphasis on serving athletes all over the state of Mississippi.
Efforts to rid the Ross Barnett Reservoir of steel reinforcement rods, or rebar, are continuing.
Since the water level was lowered in October, thousands of pieces of rebar have been removed since they were visible in the low water and the number is steadily growing.
Elizabeth Kelly Holtsinger and Andrew Rhynehardt Chisholm were married May 13 at Madison United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ben Butler officiated the ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by Dr. Donna Banks, organist.
A local neighborhood group has scrapped plans to use a former home on Old Canton Road for an event and office space, and is now looking for a new location.
The LeFleur East House, a two-story home at 4658 Old Canton, has been deeded to James Holt Crews, of Jackson, according to Hinds County Chancery Clerk records.
Over the years as a newspaper publisher, I have received dozens of letters from prison inmates seeking help. Typically, they write about horrendous conditions, unfair treatment, brutality or proclaim their innocence.