State marks bicentennial with museums opening, events
Residents of Reunion Madison answered the call for assistance to their fellow citizens victimized by the floods brought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Packing the first of many trucks of water and household goods are Reunion staff (from left) Josh Owens, Clay Johnston, Chris Jackson and Casey Smith.
Mayor suggests city oversees one-percent projects
Jackson’s new mayor could have a solution to the city’s one-percent program management woes: Let public works oversee the projects, and reimburse the city for labor costs related to that work using one-percent dollars.
Waggoner Engineering has been contracted by the city of Ridgeland for the Lake Harbour Drive rehabilitation project, Waggoner was selected for construction, engineering and inspection services.
The project includes milling and overlaying plus the upgrade of four traffic signals on Spillway Road from Breaker’s Lane to Northpark Drive.
For more than a year, a handful of Jackson residents have kept the city from updating its ordinance on public access gates.
However Ward One Councilman Ashby Foote believes the city will break through that opposition and see the ordinance expanded for all neighborhoods.
Seven years later, the Fondren streetscape project seems like it’s actually going to happen.
Last week, the Jackson City Council approved hiring Hemphill Construction to do the work.
Construction is expected to begin in two months, Engineering Manager Charles Williams told the council.
A Madison County grand jury has done something a Hinds County jury did not – indict Linda Brune.
Brune, a former secretary for Downtown Jackson Partners (DJP) and city employee, was recently indicted on five counts for depositing $6,000 in forged DJP checks into her personal account.
The Ridgeland police department is working to crack down on drunk drivers. The city recently received a grant to help fund the effort for the 2018 fiscal year.
The grant is in the amount of $40,321.40 and is from the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety.
Tisdale Road is about to undergo a 1.4-mile improvement project. During a recent Madison County Board of Supervisors meeting, county officials approved county engineer Dan Gaillet to begin advertising for bids.
Denny Britt has just been appointed as interim head of school for Jackson Preparatory School. After having worked for Prep as both chief financial officer and chief operational officer for a total of 12 years, he was chosen to keep Prep moving forward in its mission and for its students.