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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.
HB 1612, which would allow for the creation of Community Improvement Districts (CIDs), just passed the Senate.
The vote total was immediately available.
The measure was amended, meaning it will have to go back to the House for concurrence.
The business model of Mississippi Power Company (“MPC”) and Entergy Mississippi (“Entergy”) requires that the Mississippi Public Service Commission (“MPSC”) balance the interests of ratepayers and shareholders.
The Jackson Convention Complex is billed as the place where Mississippi meets the world, a facility designed to generate tens of millions of dollars a year in new spending for businesses in the capital city.
Anne Yerger Hooker, passed away on St. Patrick’s day, Sunday, March 17. She was 72 years old and is survived by her husband, best friend, and devoted and tireless caregiver, Charles H. Hooker Jr.; by her oldest son Charles H.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lawrence Peeples Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Anne Peeples, to Matthew Campbell McDonald, son of Bryan Campbell McDonald of Ridgeland and Michele Negrotto Hall of Madison.
Kevin Essary goes From BMX bike racing to head pro at Parham bridges tennis center
Eddie Spencer is pastor of church and society at Galloway United Methodist Church. Spencer has served in the position for nearly six years. He recently spoke to Sun Senior Staff Writer Anthony Warren about Galloway’s ministries to the homeless, in particular, Grace Place.
Earlier This Year, President Trump signed into law The First Step Act, a first step toward criminal justice reform. The goal is to reduce the sky-high U.S. incarceration rate, which is five times higher than other developed countries in the world.
Barefoot is a simple and joyous concept. Might be a Mississippi thing, I don’t know. Because I live in the age of high style, mega-bucks, multi-colored sports shoes, I’m not sure my opinion is appreciated by Reebok’s marketing department or considered valid by the pc crowd.
Mississippi’s top elected leader is urging Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves to push through legislation authorizing “community improvement districts” or CIDs.
Gov. Phil Bryant said he texted the lieutenant governor on Thursday night encouraging him to back the legislation, which is popular with many Northsiders.
Dan Gaillet serves as the county engineer for Madison County. Gaillet is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in civil engineering.
Recently released female prisoners find help in adjusting through crossroads ministry
Within three years of release from prison, nearly 70 percent of released prisoners were re-arrested. A Madison County program is aiming to cut back on recidivism and help those who are recently released turn their lives around.
Mr. and Mrs. William Rodney Freeman announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Alice Freeman, to Jonathan Russell VanderSteeg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Wayne VanderSteeg of Memphis.
Authors coming to Jackson
South Madison county subdivision continues to grow and attract homeowners
Thirty years after the dam on Lake Caroline got under way, the Madison County neighborhood is still growing and still going strong.
In his third season at the helm of Jackson Academy, head coach Larry Weems has returned the Raiders to their winning ways.
Last year, Weems posted a 9-3 record and took the Raiders to the second round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) AAAA playoffs.
Kimber L. Halliburton has been selected by the Madison County Board of Education as the next Superintendent of Madison County Schools.
Native Jacksonian Matt Allen is a candidate for Hinds County Circuit Court Judge, Subdistrict 1. This is the seat that has been held by Judge Jeff Weill, who is not seeking reelection to that position.
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Jackson Academy senior Randolph H. Maxwell, “Dolph,” has been named the school’s STAR Student for the 2017-2018 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council M.B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program.
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.