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By ANTHONY WARREN,

New Costco construction scheduled to start in spring

Construction on the Ridgeland Costco could get under way in the spring, according to Ridgeland city officials.

“The developer plans to begin construction … in March and expects that Costco will be open before Christmas,” said Mayor Gene McGee.



Fondren Streetscape Project under way; sidewalks, signs, landscape, parking included

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Work is under way on the Fondren Streetscape Project, months after the city of Jackson brought on a contractor.

Crews descended on the Fondren Business District in December to begin the first leg of the project, which includes widening the sidewalk and adding parallel parking in front of Fondren Corner.





Council members question $5.6 million savings on sludge hauling agreement

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A major sludge-hauling project mandated by the federal government recently wrapped up on time and under budget.

However, a request by Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba to reduce the final cost of the contract by more than $5 million had some council members questioning whether the work was over-priced to start with.



Vacancies still remain on capitol complex advisory panel

By ANTHONY WARREN,

An advisory panel that will help determine how the state spends money in the new “Capitol Complex Improvement District” is taking shape, but not as quickly as state officials had hoped.

The panel will advise the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) on how to use an annual allocation within the CCID.



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