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At the federal courthouse in Jackson, East Mississippi Correctional Facility is defending itself against a lawsuit claiming atrocious conditions for its inmates.
The facility, just south of I-20 six miles west of Meridian, was built in 1999 to house 1,500 inmates. It specialized in housing the mentally ill.
Four years after a special one-percent tax was put in place, the city of Jackson could soon have a long-range master plan to map out how the tax will be spent.
Public Works Director Bob Miller said the city is expected to begin working on the plan this month.
A $750,000 gift to the Wilson Research Foundation at Methodist Rehabilitation Center (MRC) will launch new robotics research and education initiatives at the hospital.
North Lake will likely be the first neighborhood approved for a public access gate under the city of Jackson’s new gating ordinance.
The North Lake Homeowners Association is planning to install a gate on Kristen Drive.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Benton Bailey of Tupelo and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harley Streeter of Brandon announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Leigh Bailey, to Carlton Randall Wall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall Bernard Wall of Jackson.
Some Gluckstadt residents will have a new place to cast their votes come June 5, when the next Senate and U.S. House race will take place.
Madison County citizen Julia Hodges brought the issue to the board of supervisors, asking that an additional voting precinct be created, hopefully easing the burden on St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Crime on the Northside fell by more than 25 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to stats provided by the Jackson Police Department (JPD).
Total property crimes dropped by 25.6 percent year over year, while total violent crimes fell by 31.3 percent, according to the last comstat report released by the department in December.
It’s hard to imagine Mission Mississippi is 25 years old. It seems like yesterday it was just a dream in the eye of my dear friend Lee Paris.
Fewer people will die of water-borne illness this year, thanks to the effort of a six-year-old girl.
Londyn Austin, a first-grader at New Hope Christian School, recently donated $100 to Clean Water for Malawi.
Madison residents can now officially ride their golf carts in certain neighborhoods.
City officials approved an ordinance in February approving the subdivisions of Annandale, Reunion and Northbay as ones wherein residents can operate golf carts.
Commission to receive long-awaited data on projects
Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission could soon have the information they need to again approve spending money.
Public Works Director Robert Miller said he will soon provide oversight officials with the oft-requested, but never delivered “project reconciliation.”
Refill Café is a developing organization, run by Jeff Good, that will open late this year. It will provide young adults with the tools to take their first steps in the professional world and with training in an entry-level job. Project Manager Jordan Butler is a 2004 Murrah High School graduate.
Will Puckett lost a truck but gained a lifelong friend.
In November 2016, the Belhaven resident was leaving Surin of Thailand when he noticed his 2010 Ford F-150 had been stolen.
The District at Eastover will add a new addition in the spring of 2018, Eastover Market, the state’s first food hall. Eastover Market will be developed in consultation with the esteemed St. Roch Market of New Orleans, and will showcase a curated collection of local, boutique restaurant concepts.
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.
Over the past 15 years, the subdivision of Reunion has become the place to call home for many Madison County residents.
Although the development is almost two decades old, it continues to add new homes and amenities for residents.
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.
Earlier this year, the state Legislature passed legislation that will require, beginning in January 2018, most governmental agencies to utilize reverse auctions when purchasing goods and services. The legislation was hailed as a means to set more responsible purchasing practices by governmental agencies and to save taxpayer money.
A lot of Mississippians are happy with our existing state of affairs. Indeed, we are the most religious and generous state in the nation. We have great hunting and fishing, little pollution, great weather and plenty of room.
The first phase of the Reunion interchange might be funded through this year’s state bond bill, say county officials.
District 2 Supervisor Trey Baxter said he and District 1 Supervisor Sheila Jones have been meeting with state legislators, including Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn.
The first jurisdictional hearing for Gluckstadt’s incorporation has been moved for a second time, but progress on the area’s assimilation into Madison County is still steady.
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.
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.
Location cited as factor in low attendance at Jackson Zoo
For the Jackson Zoo, it’s all about location, location, location.
The zoo has been hemorrhaging visitors for years, and local and out-of-towners alike cite the park’s surroundings as a major reason why.
Highland colony Parkway is in the middle of major improvements.
The parkway is currently undergoing an overlay project from Old Agency Road to West County Line Road.
Now, the county wants to add additional subterranean pavement to a northbound lane to accommodate heavy truck loads.
A local neighborhood group has scrapped plans to use a former home on Old Canton Road for an event and office space, and is now looking for a new location.
The LeFleur East House, a two-story home at 4658 Old Canton, has been deeded to James Holt Crews, of Jackson, according to Hinds County Chancery Clerk records.
By MEGAN PHILLIPS
Sun Staff Writer
Lost Rabbit is soon to be full of new development and improvements. Along with a fifth residential phase, Southern Lifestyle Development (SLD) real estate company will be adding enhancements to the town center.
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.
Ballet Mississippi presents holiday classic
Areas available for additional gas stations in Ridgeland and Madison if and when initiated by developersBy MEGAN PHILLIPS,
Gas stations are few and far between on the west side of the interstate in south Madison County.
The only gas station in the area is on the corner of Mississippi Highway 463 and Highland Colony Parkway.
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.
Casey Creasey was recently named executive director of the Greater Belhaven Foundation (GBF). Creasey holds degrees from the University of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law. She takes over as director after serving in the position in an interim capacity.
PRESENTATION BALL SCHEDULED NOVEMBER 24
This 84Th year’s formal presentation of debutantes as planned by the executive board of the Debutante Club of Mississippi, Inc. will take place Friday, November 24 in the ballroom of the Country Club of Jackson.