Double Taxed

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson residents paying twice to keep all libraries open

Jackson taxpayers are helping to keep the Clinton library open, but don’t expect that city to return the favor any time soon.

Trying Again

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.

Savanna Street sludge removal project set to finish by December 31

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A major sludge-hauling project at the Savanna Street Wastewater Treatment Plant should be finished by deadline after all.

After telling the Jackson City Council recently that the project would likely continue into early 2018, a deputy city attorney recently told the Sun the project should wrap up by December 31.

Possibility

By ANTHONY WARREN,

No residency rule could help beef up number of police

By anthony warren

Senior Staff  Writer

One solution to the Jackson Police Department’s (JPD) staffing woes could be found in the repeal of the city’s residency ordinance, according to Police Chief Lee Vance.

Jackson passes public access gating ordinance; takes effect on October 12

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson City Council chambers erupted into a 34-second round of applause last week, a sign of appreciation from residents whose long battle to restore the city’s public access gating ordinance was over.

The council voted 5-2 to amend the gating ordinance, again allowing neighborhoods across the city to have the devices.

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FROM PROGRAMS TO VENUES TO FUND-RAISING, TIPPY GARNER GUIDING FORCE OF OPERA

A Jackson native, Tippy Garner has always lived in the north and northeast area of the city.