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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.


Gluckstadt faces more opposition to becoming state's newest city

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The legal battle over Gluckstadt incorporation wages on, as the city of Canton has filed a cross appeal against the 2018 jurisdictional ruling and the 2019 final decree granting incorporation. 

A local business owner, Ron Hutchinson, also filed an appeal before the 10-day appeals window closed on April 22.





Oral arguments scheduled in Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for airport lawsuit

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Lawmakers hoping to block the city of Jackson’s efforts to determine motives behind the state’s takeover of the Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport will soon have their day in court.

Oral arguments are slated for June 10, in the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in downtown Jackson.


Measles

Need any more proof that Mississippi did the right thing by being strict on requiring childhood vaccinations?


Roadblock

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Critics blame secretary of state for failure of land bank bill.

Another effort to clean up neighborhoods in Jackson is being stymied by a state leader.

However, this time the lieutenant governor isn’t being blamed, but rather a man who wants to be the next lieutenant governor.



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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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News Briefs

MSMA Names Director

Claude Brunson, MD, will be the new executive director of the Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA).


Black team

Jackson Prep’s seventh-grade boys basketball black team members are (from left, back) Nolan Canoy, Lake Womack, Robert Watson, Garner Young; (front) Charlie Barbour, Walter George, Garrett Hiers, Matthew Laseter. Not pictured: Gates Lyle.


Musical

Madison Middle School presented Mary Poppins, Jr. as their school-wide musical. Performing as the Banks family were (from left) Chandler See as Michael, Mary Taylor Spell as Winifred Banks, James Covington as George Banks, and Miller Johnson as Jane.


Across Two Continents

The Jackson Choral Society will present “Across Two Continents”, a choral concert featuring European classical hits that are paired with American spirituals. The concert will be performed April 28, 2:30 p.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and students.


Voting Precinct Changes

More than 12,000 Madison County voters will be voting at a new precinct location after this year.

Beginning in 2019, First Baptist Church of Madison, Highland Chapel and Grace Crossing will no longer serve as Madison County precincts.



Tailgating

Fifth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School enjoyed a tailgate party with food and fun. The students have been studying football statistics as part of their math curriculum.


Gold award

Jackson Prep seventh-graders (from left) Kelsey Clay and Max Fan Pelt were given the Community Service Gold Award at the Honors Forum.


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Breaking News

The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership is looking for a new home.


Obituaries

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


Social

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s basketball teams recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing seniors on the teams and their families. Shown are (from left) Ladd, Jake and Jennifer Monk.