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1,200 Reasons

By ANTHONY WARREN,

State eyes undeveloped land in attempted takeover

State officials have at least 1,200 reasons they’re trying to take over the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, namely the 1,200 acres of undeveloped land surrounding it.





SMITH PARK RENOVATIONS IN CLEANUP PHASE; FENCES REMAINING UP TILL FINISH

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Smith Park likely won’t be reopened for another month, but downtown officials say the wait will be well worth it once they see the improvements.

Last week, the large construction fences still blocked off the downtown Jackson destination.

However, much work had been completed to transform the park into a premier green space.


Frustrated

By ANTHONY WARREN,

New administration brings hope for one-percent tax work

In January 2014, nearly 90 percent of voters in Jackson cast ballots in favor of a new tax, with the promise revenues from the assessment would be used to repave roads, fill potholes, and fix water and sewer lines.




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Doc of the day

Dr. Shawn McKinney, a breast surgeon at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, served as Legislative Doctor of the Day at the Capitol recently. In that capacity, Dr. McKinney was available to provide emergency medical treatment to lawmakers and critical staff. Dr. McKinney (left) is shown with Sen.



News Briefs

LOHO Meeting January 29

A string of home break-ins on Highland Circle Drive could reignite efforts to create a strong homeowners association in the LOHO neighborhood.

On January 29, neighbors are expected to meet at Whole Foods to hash out plans for the LOHO neighborhood association.


RUNNING THE BLUES

Mississippi blues marathon attracting runners from all states, seven countries

Northsider Rob Oates has run marathons across the country, including the Boston Marathon.

However, his favorite race is right here in his back yard, the Mississippi Blues Marathon.

This Saturday, Oates hopes to compete in his 10th race.



News Briefs

Madison Landing Upgrades

Major upgrades are under way at Madison Landing, and work should be complete by this July.

Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) officials have been working to get new breakwaters for the landing.





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SESSION OUTLOOK

Bomgar tackling transparency, the economy and Justice system in 2018

Mississippi House District 58 Rep. Joel Bomgar has a lot in store for the 2018 legislative session.


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.






City meet

The River Hills parent relay team (from left) Ben Kerr, Will McCraney, Tal Hendrix, and Parker Ellison swam to a first place finish during this year’s event at the Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.


Court denies R’land request

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco Wholesale scored a minor victory recently in their efforts to keep the wholesaler from locating on Highland Colony Parkway.

Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the city of Ridgeland’s request to expedite the appeal of the city’s 2015 vote to amend the zoning ordinance.



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SESSION OUTLOOK

Bomgar tackling transparency, the economy and Justice system in 2018

Mississippi House District 58 Rep. Joel Bomgar has a lot in store for the 2018 legislative session.


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.






City meet

The River Hills parent relay team (from left) Ben Kerr, Will McCraney, Tal Hendrix, and Parker Ellison swam to a first place finish during this year’s event at the Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.


Court denies R’land request

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco Wholesale scored a minor victory recently in their efforts to keep the wholesaler from locating on Highland Colony Parkway.

Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the city of Ridgeland’s request to expedite the appeal of the city’s 2015 vote to amend the zoning ordinance.



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First Presbyterian Day School fifth-graders celebrated National Kite Flying Day by constructing kites out of household materials.