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Riverside project stymied by lack of funding and unforeseen issues

Four years after it was approved by Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission, the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project has yet to get off the drawing board.

Part of the reason is the city is still determining how to pay for it. Part of it is the second phase might require more work than initially expected.




lasting tribute

Stadium gate named in honor of longtime supporters of University of Mississippi

New signage at Gate 14 of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will serve as a lasting tribute to University of Mississippi alumnus Northsiders Roger Friou and his wife, Susie, who have made a major gift in support of Ole Miss athletics.





City progresses with efforts to hire consultant for long term capital improvement plan

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A private consultant could be in place this summer to help the city determine how to address its water, sewer and road needs.

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba’s administration is in talks with a team of consultants interested in helping the city draw up a long-range capital improvement plan.




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praise play

The First Presbyterian Day School kindergarten presented the play “Barnyard Praise” for family and friends. Shown are (from left, back) Angie Thigpen, Jennifer Morgan;


Player honored

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School basketball teams recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing seniors on the teams and their families. Shown are (from left) Jenny, Will and Lee Atkins.

 



Souper volunteers

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seventh-grade National Junior Honor Society candidates volunteered at the Salvation Army Souper Bowl. They greeted guests and bussed tables at the annual event where local restaurants provide soups and desserts, which, along with a silent auction, supports the charitable mission of the Salvation Army.



Coach correspondence

Fifth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School practiced letter writing by writing to football coaches in the Southeastern Conference. Many received notes in return. Shown are (from left) Ellis Rich, Walker Dreher, Rand Woodson and Worth McGehee.

 


Receives award

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) received the Sam Mompongo Award at the Habitat International Affiliate Conference recently held in Atlanta, for tithing $1 million to Habitat’s work internationally over the last three decades.


City business

Jackson Ward 1 City Councilman Ashby Foote recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Councilman Foote updated club members and guest on improvements with the city’s water/sewer system collections, street repair and other city business. Shown are (from left) Greg Campbell, Wyatt Emmerich who introduced the speaker, and Foote.


Kind words

Jackson Academy’s fifth grade students designed posters for a campaign encouraging their peers to use kind words, especially on social media. Hanging posters throughout campus with help from ninth-grader Fran Wilkirson are (from left) Brennon Shorter, Jake Pratt, Shelby Grant and Miller Whittington.

 


PERS news

The Rotary Club of Jackson recently welcomed guest speaker Ray Higgins, executive director of PERS (Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi).


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NewSouth NeuroSpine

By DR. RAHUL VOHRA,

“The DEA is on the phone.” Those are words you really never want to hear. To my relief the call wasn’t about my practice. The next week I found myself meeting with two United States District attorneys as well as DEA agents. I was asked to be an expert in a case against two pain specialists in Alabama.




Renaissance to feature new show fountain, theater and Costco

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The second and third phases of Renaissance are on track to be finished next year, complete with another show fountain and Malco theater.

The city of Ridgeland director of community development Alan Hart said, based on reports from the developer, that phase two of Renaissance should be open by summer or fall of 2019.






Changes

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson proposing doing away with minority firm quotas

An ordinance that establishes quotas for hiring minority firms in the city of Jackson could soon be on its way out.

Jackson officials are hoping to replace the city’s Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) ordinance with a new “small and disadvantaged business” program.


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Trying Again

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.


SESSION OUTLOOK

Bomgar tackling transparency, the economy and Justice system in 2018

Mississippi House District 58 Rep. Joel Bomgar has a lot in store for the 2018 legislative session.








City meet

The River Hills parent relay team (from left) Ben Kerr, Will McCraney, Tal Hendrix, and Parker Ellison swam to a first place finish during this year’s event at the Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.


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Breaking News

(May 21, 2019,  Jackson, Miss.) Claude W. Harbarger, FACHE, has informed St. Dominic’s... READ MORE


Obituaries

Ann Klaus Holloman, 80, passed away Sunday May 19. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m... READ MORE


Social

Aaron Pelch, interim athletic director and head football coach at Millsaps College, has been formally named as athletic director. Pelch will continue to serve as head football coach.