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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.

For months, Madison County officials have been discussing what to do about the awful traffic conditions in the county’s unincorporated area of Gluckstadt.

By MEGAN PHILLIPS

Sun Staff Writer

In anticipation for Reunion Parkway, phase three, Madison County officials will soon place a stoplight at the intersection of Green Oak Lane and U.S. Highway 51 in Madison.

Jennifer David is the new principal at St. Richard Catholic School.

Reverend Walker turns away from accounting to embrace calling to preach

Northsider Kit Whitsett Fields has been named as the official artist for the 2018 competition to be held June 10-23, in Jackson.

Jeff on work of Innovate Mississippi

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.

Inaugural celebration

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.

Council approves plans to improve two bridges by Eastover foundation

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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 considers tax

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.

Longs supports Arts

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.

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