City talks achievements, challenges with water billing system
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Northsiders might want to take a break from dyeing eggs, buying candy and making baskets to take in the Township Jazz Festival.
The event is Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Township in Ridgeland and will feature some of the top names in jazz.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Leon Beech Jr. of Flowood announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Anne Beech, to William Wilks Hayden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Anselm Hayden III, all of Covington, Tenn.
Two Northeast neighborhoods are a step closer to securing their borders.
Gating applications for Woodland Hills in Fondren and Eastover are on their way to the Jackson City Council, having recently been signed off on by the city’s site plan review committee.
City talks achievements, challenges with water billing system
Nearly 92 percent of Jackson’s 52,000 customers are now receiving regular water bills, a sign the city has made significant progress in addressing problems in its water billing department.
The Latest Millsaps College/Chism Strategies poll, released this month, provides interesting insights about Mississippi voters in wake of the upcoming state elections.
The survey states:
As the city of Jackson ramps up its water collections efforts, turn offs for delinquent customers will be inevitable.
That being said, residents who have had their water cut off for nonpayment shouldn’t reach for their water meter keys to turn the water back on. The keys no longer work.
The University of Mississippi recently released the Fall 2018 Dean’s List. Students must earn a semester GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 to be listed on the Dean’s List.
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.
Parham Bridges Park promises to be a busy place in the coming weeks, with nearly $400,000 in improvements and additions planned for the popular Northside facility.
THE legislature is in session and big money is on the line – $21 billion. This represents 18.3 percent of Mississippi’s total GDP of $115 billion.
Mississippi citizens need a clear understanding of the budget. In the end, our votes make the difference.
My sister, Katie, has a birthday this week and I haven’t bought her a gift yet - but that’s sort of her fault. She’s given me a big head and very high standards to live up to by calling me the Best Gift Giver of the family. It’s a lot of pressure.
Inaction by library officials has resulted in the loss of approximately 34,000 books at the now defunct Charles Tisdale Library. The books were destroyed by black mold.
Meanwhile, any hopes of cleaning the collection were dashed recently, when an insurance claim filed to cover the books’ restoration costs was denied.
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.”
St. Dominic’s community program leads to fulfilling life working with elementary students
“I am blessed to do what I do. I get to play every day as much as I work,” said Patricia Rucker, Mannsdale Elementary lower school nurse.
Patricia didn’t always have her mind set on nursing, but she always knew she wanted to help others.
Jackson Mayor made a good appointment when he named Bob Miller to head the department of public works.
Miller was the number two guy in New Orleans and was there during Katrina reconstruction so he’s not new to challenges.
Ballet Mississippi plans May 12 production
The big screen is coming to Ridgeland, as construction is underway on a six-screen boutique theatre development.
The new Malco Theatre will be located at Renaissance at Colony Park and is slated to open next summer.
Work has begun to repair a major sinkhole at the intersection of Ridgewood Road and Lelia Drive. Crews descended on the site today and had begun digging up a portion of Ridgewood that collapsed last year as a result of a broken storm drain. The road south of the work site had been closed to through-traffic.
Stan Buckley is founder and director of But God Ministries in Ridgeland. The Madison resident started the group in 2011, around the time he stepped down as pastor of First Baptist Church of Jackson. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and received his Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law.
Madison Alderman Guy Bowering counts it an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Madison and Ward 6.
Throughout his life, he has made serving his community a priority no matter where he has ended up over the years.
It might be time to rewrite the funding agreement governing the Madison County Library System, at least according to Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler.
That’s because residents in her city are having to pay twice for library services, while residents in unincorporated parts of the county do not.
Northsider Thomas Guest, 19, will soon return home from the Shepherd Center in Atlanta after rehabilitating from a spinal cord injury.
The Shepherd Center specializes in spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation.
Mayor secures financing for major North State project
Two years and numerous discussions later, the city of Jackson is finally moving forward on the North State Street and West County Line Road reconstruction projects.
And the projects will be moving forward more than a year ahead of schedule.
The cities of Ridgeland and Madison have finalized interlocal agreements with Madison County which will result in several road projects.
In a recent board meeting, supervisors approved the agreements, which include matching funds and full funding for road projects in both cities.
Casey Creasey was recently named executive director of the Greater Belhaven Foundation (GBF). Creasey holds degrees from the University of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law. She takes over as director after serving in the position in an interim capacity.
New Costco construction scheduled to start in spring
Construction on the Ridgeland Costco could get under way in the spring, according to Ridgeland city officials.
“The developer plans to begin construction … in March and expects that Costco will be open before Christmas,” said Mayor Gene McGee.
The county is looking to change their policy for homeowner associations that want to make positive traffic changes to their subdivisions, such as reducing speeding, adding speed bumps, or other deterrents of reckless driving.
plans have changed for the Green Oak Lane intersection, which will connect Reunion Parkway, phase three, within the next few years.
Madison County Board of Supervisors approved District 1 Supervisor Sheila Jones’ request to spend more money on a permanent stop light.
Sunnybrook Children’s Home not only aids abused or neglected children in Mississippi, but also provides support for the child advocates who care for them.
Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services estimated that approximately 6,000 children were in the foster care system in Mississippi in 2017.