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Road projects in county overview

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Madison County engineer Dan Gaillet says he was hired to “pave roads and move traffic,” and he hopes to accomplish both with several road projects that are underway in the county.

“We are looking at short term, midterm and long-term projects to accomplish those goals,” Gaillet said. “We have a number of road projects underway.”



Miss Lowe and Davis to exchange wedding vows June 8 at The South

Mr. and Mrs. James Alcus Lowe III announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Frances Lowe, to Max Robert Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Scott Davis of Pensacola.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ray Sprayberry of Fulton and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Alcus Lowe Jr. of Vicksburg.



Slight traces of salvinia still found in Pelahatchie Bay

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Summer is nearly here, and boaters are eager to get back out on the water at the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

However area residents need to be patient a bit longer as officials work to determine when the Pelahatchie Bay will reopen, according to Bobby Cleveland, Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) spokesman.



St. Dominic's president stepping down

(May 21, 2019,  Jackson, Miss.) Claude W. Harbarger, FACHE, has informed St. Dominic’s leadership, medical staff and employees of his intention to retire as the President of St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. (SDHS or St. Dominic’s) effective June 30, 2019 after having served the St. Dominic’s organization for the past 32 years.




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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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Lean Forecast

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Collection shortfalls challenge city officials with budget issues

Jackson could have a draft budget next week, but even before that plan is released, city officials expect 2018 to be a lean year.


Coming Soon

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.


Traffic changes

The county is looking to change their policy for homeowner associations that want to make positive traffic changes to their subdivisions, such as reducing speeding, adding speed bumps, or other deterrents of reckless driving.






LION KING

Broadway production comes alive with costumes made by MRA students, faculty

More than 6,500 feet of twine, four languages, 2,000 mini glue sticks, 82 sixth through 12th-graders, 58-and-counting K5 through fifth-graders - this is what’s gone into creating the Lion King production at Madison Ridgeland Academy (MRA).




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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


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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.