Budget constraints, growing expenses plague library
By anthony warren
Senior Staff Writer
Difficult decisions could be on the horizon for the Jackson-Hinds Library System.
Tony Jeff is president and CEO of Innovate Mississippi. Jeff is a graduate of Mississippi State University and Northwestern University. He joined Innovate Mississippi in 2002, and took over as the company’s chief in 2010. He recently spoke to Sun Senior Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the organization and its efforts to help entrepreneurs.
CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED on a new middle school for Madison-Ridgeland Academy (MRA). The facility should be ready by the 2018-2019 school term, however this fall, students will be greeted with additional parking and less traffic congestion.
Contractors were expected to be back on the job this week, to continue repaving work on Briarwood Drive and Ridgewood Road.
Work got off to a fast start in late May, with crews milling and overlaying portions of streets with the initial base coat of asphalt.
Festivities honor Mayor Lumumba
Inauguration festivities for Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba included celebrations in parks throughout the city, the swearing-in ceremony, a prayer breakfast at Grace Inspirations Church on Grand Avenue, and the city of Jackson Unity Ball.
Northsiders at Mississippi State University recently named to the President’s List for the spring semester include: Yeager Matthews Bass, Nikita Rashaad Booker, Charles Meyer Bowman, Emily Grace Box, Phyliceia Ziare Ashley Brown, Anna Belle Butler, Bailey Elizabeth Butler, Annie Christmas Campbell, Katherine Grace Carter, James Sanford Clark, M
Plans to beautify the Eastover neighborhood are moving forward following a vote by the Jackson City Council.
The council recently approved entering into an agreement with the Greater Eastover Neighborhood Foundation (GENF) to allow the neighborhood to improve two public bridges in the neighborhood.
County supervisors are looking into what the next steps are to complete the Reunion interchange.
According to Gerald Steen, District 3 Supervisor, the county asked for $4 million during the latest legislative session.
A user tax might become a possibility for Madison County. However, the tax is not meant to affect county residents.
Officials recently discussed how to implement a tax on hotels, motels, and possibly liquor stores in the county.
The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will bring the Russian Folk Instrument Orchestra to the University of Mississippi this fall, thanks to a generous gift from Northsiders Billy and Rebecca Long.