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Moving Offices

Leaders with the Jackson-Hinds Library System will soon have relief from the black mold that has taken over their offices.

The system is moving its administrative offices from the Eudora Welty Library to a building on Lakeland Drive.

Library Executive Director Patty Furr hopes the move will be completed in two or three weeks.

Road Project

Madison county’s North Old Canton Road project should be under way. However, there have been minor expense additions to ensure the project runs smoothly.

State Aid Engineer for Madison County Jim Hust recently spoke with the board of supervisors about the project’s progress.



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.


Dawn Buck successfully focuses on keeping the curtains rising at new stage theatre

Dawn Buck has been a driving force at New Stage Theatre for more than two decades but theater-goers rarely see her in a performance.

New Traffic signal

A traffic signal at the intersection of Highland Colony Parkway and Old Agency Parkway is up and running.

However, Ridgeland officials are still waiting on CSpire to finish relocating fiber optic cables before the city’s project can be completed.

Ordinance amended

Ridgeland’s zoning ordinance has been changed to allow an indoor shooting range.

After a public hearing that was held at city hall on Tuesday, September 19, the mayor and board of aldermen unanimously approved the zoning ordinance amendment.



Esperanza Velasquez is founder of the Mississippi Hispanic Association in Flowood.