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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.
Madison County Library System’s mobile library could be rolling through your community, providing those without access to one of its branches a chance to peruse the shelves, check out books and other library services.
Crossroads Film Festival has brought a wide variety of films to the Jackson metro for 20 years. This year, the festival will kick off on April 11. Michele Baker, festival coordinator, spoke with Sun reporter Nikki Rowell all about Crossroads.
What is Crossroads?
Weeks after rejecting initial bids, Jackson is again prepared to seek proposals to develop approximately eight acres of land across from the Jackson Convention Complex.
Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and the Jackson Redevelopment Authority have called a press conference for March 28 to discuss plans.
Mo Isom will soon add two more firsts to her resume.
The former Louisiana State University soccer player will be the first woman athlete and first soccer player to speak at the Bill Buckner Luncheon on April 26.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) will temporarily close the Old Capitol Museum on Monday, April 15, to repair long-standing problems with the building’s roof and dome. The National Historic Landmark property is expected to reopen in late May. Repair work will begin on April 15 and last nearly eight months.
The Mississippi Historical Society named the best Mississippi history book of 2018, announced the recipient of its lifetime achievement award, honored the history teacher of the year, and presented other awards at its annual meeting, held in Natchez.
Two of the major awards were presented to Northsiders.
Jackson city officials hope that by selling off, or at least considering selling, a portion of the parking lot next to the Jackson Convention Complex could entice developers to build there.
He has been a part of the Batte business even washing windows as a child. If he isn’t working, he would prefer to be playing golf. He is a beach bum. He loves to be on the water every chance he can. He’s a dog person. He has a goldendoodle named Harley. His grandchildren have nicknamed him “Grumpy.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ridgeland Costco could be welcoming customers next spring.
Meanwhile, residents opposed to the store are still fighting the matter in court.
Developers have applied for and received a permit to clear the Costco site, which is located on the east side of Highland Colony Parkway south of the Old Agency Road roundabout.
So I’m kind of a frugal guy. My wife says cheap, but that’s just semantics. I like cars that get good gas mileage.
I also don’t like air pollution, since my job often has me reading about how particulates from car exhaust and other sources cause childhood asthma, premature deaths and things like that.
Hartfield Academy recently opened its newly expanded and renovated main campus at 1240 Luckney Rd.
By MEGAN PHILLIPS
Sun Staff Writer
Lost Rabbit is soon to be full of new development and improvements. Along with a fifth residential phase, Southern Lifestyle Development (SLD) real estate company will be adding enhancements to the town center.
Elizabeth Kelly Holtsinger and Andrew Rhynehardt Chisholm were married May 13 at Madison United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ben Butler officiated the ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by Dr. Donna Banks, organist.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tyson Wilkins III of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Holland Wilkins, to Captain James Edward Baxter Kruger of Brandon, son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Baxter Kruger of Brandon.
The Madison County board of supervisors is considering moving forward with the Reunion interchange, phase 2.
The Reunion interchange would serve as another access to I-55 for north Madison and Gluckstadt residents, and it would connect Bozeman Road to Parkway East.
CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED on a new middle school for Madison-Ridgeland Academy (MRA). The facility should be ready by the 2018-2019 school term, however this fall, students will be greeted with additional parking and less traffic congestion.
A local neighborhood group has scrapped plans to use a former home on Old Canton Road for an event and office space, and is now looking for a new location.
The LeFleur East House, a two-story home at 4658 Old Canton, has been deeded to James Holt Crews, of Jackson, according to Hinds County Chancery Clerk records.
Location cited as factor in low attendance at Jackson Zoo
For the Jackson Zoo, it’s all about location, location, location.
The zoo has been hemorrhaging visitors for years, and local and out-of-towners alike cite the park’s surroundings as a major reason why.
Areas available for additional gas stations in Ridgeland and Madison if and when initiated by developersBy MEGAN PHILLIPS,
Gas stations are few and far between on the west side of the interstate in south Madison County.
The only gas station in the area is on the corner of Mississippi Highway 463 and Highland Colony Parkway.
Highland colony Parkway is in the middle of major improvements.
The parkway is currently undergoing an overlay project from Old Agency Road to West County Line Road.
Now, the county wants to add additional subterranean pavement to a northbound lane to accommodate heavy truck loads.