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.
Diabetes foundation prepares for luncheon
Before owning Green Oak, he says he didn’t know a pansy from a petunia. He is a big auto racing fan since 1968. He travels for NASCAR races. His two children and daughter-in-law work with him and his wife, Karen. He and Karen met when she “bought” him at a bachelor auction.
Sawn and David Buck share home with 10,000 bees; constant buzzing a way of life
David Buck has always been about service.
For years, he served his country and state in the U.S. Air Force and the Mississippi National Guard.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert David Summers of Midland, Mich., announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Elizabeth Summers, to Bryan Michael Eure, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy James Eure of Ridgeland.
The Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) has published its master plan for improvements in the CCID, or Capitol Complex Improvement District.
The document was presented to the Mississippi Legislature yesterday.
JA Booster Club hosts event April 9
William Walter “Bill” Correll, age 93, passed away March 8 just one day shy of his 94th birthday.
UMMC librarian returns artifacts found during lunchtime rambles
For many of his 44 years at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), David Juergens spent his lunch breaks gorging on the past.
Water Collections Up
Jackson is slowly but surely making progress in addressing its water and sewer billing issues, as evidenced by increased collections in the water/sewer billing department.
Through February 28, the city has collected nearly $22.2 million, or 83.1 percent of total billed amounts.
In a few months, Northsiders will be able to get a skinny shake and a donut all within the same city block.
Construction is about to begin on the first phase of the Belhaven Plaza, development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.
Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.
The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.
The District at Eastover will add a new addition in the spring of 2018, Eastover Market, the state’s first food hall. Eastover Market will be developed in consultation with the esteemed St. Roch Market of New Orleans, and will showcase a curated collection of local, boutique restaurant concepts.
Mississippi's state accountability model is designed to measure the instructional effectiveness of schools and districts in the state. It includes students' scores on language and math tests as well as attendance and graduation rates. Schools and districts are given a letter grade from A to F according to their performance.
During the 2016 fiscal year, the U.S. Postal Service’s Postal Inspection Service received 60,000 customer complaints regarding attempts to steal mail.
A Madison County couple is finding out just how easy it is for mail to be stolen, even in person.
Over the past 15 years, the subdivision of Reunion has become the place to call home for many Madison County residents.
Although the development is almost two decades old, it continues to add new homes and amenities for residents.
Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital
The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).
This summer, Jackson resident Erin Smith will move to Los Angeles, not to try to make it on the big screen, but to train under world-renowned plastic surgeons as a part of her fellowship.
She will be trained by Dr. Paul Nassif, who stars on the television show “Botched” and Dr. Babak Azizzadeh.
Michel still wants neighborhood improvement district
District 25 Sen. Walter Michel hopes the fourth time will be the charm when it comes to seeing a “neighborhood improvement district” bill passed.
The Northside senator is planning to introduce a bill creating the NIDs in the 2018 session.