Anthony Warren

At Last

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Mayor secures financing for major North State project

Two years and numerous discussions later, the city of Jackson is finally moving forward on the North State Street and West County Line Road reconstruction projects.

And the projects will be moving forward more than a year ahead of schedule.

No decisions on what city will do about library issues

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson city leaders were still weighing options last week on how to address problems with the Eudora Welty and Charles Tisdale libraries.

Welty was expected to reopen this week after temporarily being closed by the state fire marshal.

The Tisdale branch was shuttered in the spring because of black mold and water damage.

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.

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