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Years after program ended project could still get nearly $100 million from taxpayers -

By STEVE WILSON,

The Mississippi Cultural Retail Attraction Program died in the Mississippi legislature in 2014, when the authorizing law expired without passage of an extension. Despite this end, one last holdout project is still alive and could receive more than $96 million from the program.




Garden Works

By ALLEN MARTINSON,

It looks like we’ve made it through another Mississippi winter without any major weather related devastation. It looks to me like whatever combination of cold and rain we had this winter was great for the flowers on most of our spring bloomers. Azaleas and camellias have had an outstanding bloom season.


From Hobby to Passion

By NIKKI ROWELL,

When Sheila Haynes took up golf, she had no idea that her new hobby would become her passion.

After more than 30 years, dozens of tournaments, countless priceless memories and lasting friendships, Haynes still loves the sport and aims to continue to get better.




My Mother’s Day cookbook

By LISA IRELAND,

When my son was in kindergarten, a very thoughtful teacher came up with an excellent idea. She decided that it would be fun to get her students to submit their favorite recipe. She would collect these recipes and make a cookbook for the children to give their mothers for Mother’s Day.


Hilton Wroten Ball

Hilton Wroten Ball passed away peacefully at his home April 30. During the last two years he bravely battled many health challenges. He was 75 years old.

Family graveside services were held May 5 at Sebrell Funeral Home.



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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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Zoo Blues

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.


Stan Buckley on But God Ministries

Stan Buckley is founder and director of But God Ministries in Ridgeland. The Madison resident started the group in 2011, around the time he stepped down as pastor of First Baptist Church of Jackson. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and received his Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law.




At Last

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.






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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.