$90 million

Mayor hopeful council, commission go along with plan

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber is hopeful the city council and one-percent commission will approve his plans in the coming weeks to issue a $90 million line of credit to pay for infrastructure improvements.

One-percent tax commission meeting canceled; co-chair not given reason for action

Even the co-chair of Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission couldn’t find out why this month’s board meeting was canceled.

Last week, Mayor Tony Yarber called off the commission’s April meeting. However, no reason was given for the meeting’s cancellation.

Staying Local

Area firms awarded majority of one-percent project contracts

Almost all of the contracts awarded for one-percent projects so far have gone to local firms; a sign that a good bit of Jackson taxpayers’ money is staying in the community.

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Madison county Sheriff Randy Tucker isn’t the only person who has been caught up in the constitutionality of road blocks. It’s a question that even the U.S.

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Republicans in the Mississippi Legislature are so determined to avoid raising taxes for highway... READ MORE

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Dr. Mary Taylor was a guest speaker at First Presbyterian Day School’s chapel services. She has... READ MORE

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Mary Elizabeth Trest, 82, a Georgia native and longtime resident of Jackson and Madison, died... READ MORE

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Frank Kimmel, owner of Kimmel Aviation Insurance in Greenwood, recently spoke to the Rotary... READ MORE

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Shown after schoolwide Mass at St. Joseph Catholic School recently are (from left) senior Jason... READ MORE