The Jackson City Council voted today to allocate $200,000 to the Jackson Zoological Society. The funds will be used to help the society meet current expenses. Funds were awarded at a meeting this morning, after learning that the zoo would have to close its doors on August 16, because it couldn't make ends meet.
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Alice G. Staples, born in Memphis, TN, died peacefully at her home in Ridgeland, surrounded by family around 5:00 PM Monday, July 15, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband Tony.
Lindsey Simmons, a Madison native, is a graduate of Mississippi State University and Mississippi College Law. When she isn’t working her “day job” as a lobbyist, Simmons does nonprofit work as the executive director of Mississippians Against Human Trafficking.
JACKSON, MS – (August 9, 2019) –Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) Board of Commissioners has officially appointed Darion Warren, CFM as the new Interim CEO.
Jessie Jones, who was arrested by the Jackson Police Department (JPD) on August 5 in connection with stealing water from the city, ran for Jackson mayor in 2017.
The 37-year-old received 52 votes, or 0.15 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary that year, according to the Hinds County website.
The late Hope Simmons Bynum’s legacy of giving to others will live on through the Hope Lives Fund, a new program at Hope Credit Union designed to help disadvantaged women through tough times. It was started following the untimely death of Bynum, who was known for her work in the community.
On behalf of all Jackson residents concerned about climate change, we are celebrating Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba today. He recently attended the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he cast a supporting vote for carbon pricing.
Wet weather continues to slow down the North State Street Reconstruc-tion Project.
The roughly $22 million project includes rebuilding a roughly two-mile section of the busy roadway from Hartfield Street to Sheppard Road.
Did you ever want to know exactly what public information is available to you and how to get it? The fact is, there is a plethora of information that you can access by making a simple request under the Mississippi Public Records Act of 1983, Miss. Code Ann. §§25-65-1, et seq. (“the Act”).
I am raising three women. They are girls right now, but they will be women when I’m done with them—I hope. That’s the plan anyway. I’m aiming for three distinct versions of confident, fulfilled, kind, and brave badass women. There are so many things I do not care about regarding my children’s futures.
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.
Gerard Gibert, a resident of Ridgeland, was recently named to the Mississippi lottery board of directors. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in economics from the University of Mississippi. He is the CEO of Venture Technology. Gibert recently spoke with Sun reporter Nikki Rowell about the Mississippi lottery.
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.
The wedding of Natalie Marie Flood and William Ramseur Boyles was celebrated at the Paris-Yates Chapel on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford July 28.
After running unopposed, District 25 Sen. Walter Michel now has a Democratic challenger in the 2019 election.
Michel, a Republican, qualified to run for the District 25 seat on March 1, the qualifying deadline.
On March 2, when the secretary of state released its list of qualifying candidates, Michel was unopposed.
Dorlisa Hutton, a Jackson native, serves as the chief operations officer for SR1. Hutton earned her undergraduate degree in healthcare administration at Jackson State University. She earned her master’s degree in public health from Jackson State and a master’s in biomedical science from the University of Mississippi.
The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) board has issued a state of emergency due to the presence of the invasive aquatic plant giant Salvinia, which is spreading in Pelahatchie Bay. This is the second time the plant has been found in the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
The Gluckstadt incorporation case is heating up the closer it gets to the trial date which is set to begin on February 4, roughly two years after the first petition was filed.
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.
Jackson could soon the join the myriad of other cities that have sued Siemens following complications with a water system overhaul.
On Tuesday, the council could decide whether to hire law firm Gibbs and Travis to file lawsuit against Siemens USA to recoup damages associated with its $91 million energy performance contract.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.