Manpower and money hurting city’s efforts to repair streets
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THE legislature is in session and big money is on the line – $21 billion. This represents 18.3 percent of Mississippi’s total GDP of $115 billion.
Mississippi citizens need a clear understanding of the budget. In the end, our votes make the difference.
An average of 20 people experience physical violence from an intimate partner every minute in the United States.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), that totals around 10 million abuse victims annually.
The Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) has published its master plan for improvements in the CCID, or Capitol Complex Improvement District.
The document was presented to the Mississippi Legislature yesterday.
Margo Coleman uses golf to help teach young people skills for a successful life
For the last two decades, Margo Coleman has worked to give amateur golfers across the state numerous opportunities to improve their skills as players.
Her work even helped some junior golfers earn college scholarships.
Manpower and money hurting city’s efforts to repair streets
Jackson’s long-planned assault on potholes is less an assault and more an attempt to dip water out of a bucket with a teaspoon.
Last fall, city officials said they had fallen behind on repairing potholes largely because of broken down equipment.
The business model of Mississippi Power Company (“MPC”) and Entergy Mississippi (“Entergy”) requires that the Mississippi Public Service Commission (“MPSC”) balance the interests of ratepayers and shareholders.
Dorlisa Hutton, a Jackson native, serves as the chief operations officer for SR1. Hutton earned her undergraduate degree in healthcare administration at Jackson State University. She earned her master’s degree in public health from Jackson State and a master’s in biomedical science from the University of Mississippi.
Efforts to transform Belhaven Park from a simple green space into a major gathering place in the community are about to come full-circle, with a capital campaign expected to get under way in January to fund the final round of improvements.
Sean Brewer has been named principal of Madison Central High School. Brewer comes to the position with more than 23 years in education, 17 of which have been in administration. Most recently, he served for seven years as principal of Rosa Scott School, which is the ninth-grade feeder school for Madison Central (MCHS).
Many people know Warren Strain as the man who provides information on high profile cases across the state. However, when he isn’t representing the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, he serves his city on the Madison Board of Aldermen.
Richard McGinnis is president of the Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music. McGinnis, who co-founded the group in 1982 with Max Garriott, is a professor of chemistry at Tougaloo College. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and his master’s in chemistry from Harvard University.
Dwayne Pickett Turns Old Canton Road Church into Ministry For Faith And Education
Each Sunday, thousands of resident heads to church to hear one man. Pastor Dwayne Pickett preaches twice every Lord’s day at New Jerusalem on Old Canton Road (former home of Colonial Heights Baptist).
Established in 1984, Mississippi Sports Medicine’s Doctors James Manning, Gene Barrett, and Walter Shelton set out with a commitment to provide the utmost quality in sub-specialized orthopedic care with an emphasis on serving athletes all over the state of Mississippi.
Rowan Brinston celebrates 60 years with Beemons and soon hitting 90 years of living
Rowan Brinston joined Beemon Drugs in 1958, the iconic pharmacy sold ice cream, had a soda fountain and a grill.
Sixty years later he misses the hamburgers. They were “good eating.”
Helen Summerford is president and race coordinator of MUTS, the Mississippi Ultra and Trail Society. Summerford has a degree in classical studies from Millsaps College and a degree in physical therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).
Recently released female prisoners find help in adjusting through crossroads ministry
Within three years of release from prison, nearly 70 percent of released prisoners were re-arrested. A Madison County program is aiming to cut back on recidivism and help those who are recently released turn their lives around.
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.
The District at Eastover will add a new addition in the spring of 2018, Eastover Market, the state’s first food hall. Eastover Market will be developed in consultation with the esteemed St. Roch Market of New Orleans, and will showcase a curated collection of local, boutique restaurant concepts.
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.
Over the past 15 years, the subdivision of Reunion has become the place to call home for many Madison County residents.
Although the development is almost two decades old, it continues to add new homes and amenities for residents.
Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital
The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).
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.
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.