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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.
A series of home break-ins in the LOHO neighborhood has likely given new life to the LOHO neighborhood association.
Recently, neighbors gathered to draw up bylaws and elect a board of directors for the association, as well as to draw up a master plan for improvement to the LOHO neighborhood.
It’s been a decade, but the Kemper lignite power plant debacle is finally over and done. Mississippi dodged a bazooka.
Last month, the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) settled with Mississippi Power Company (MPC) and its parent Southern Company of Atlanta.
Three generations of Northsiders follow their passion for history at Millsaps
Many people in the same family often work in the same professional field or have similar interests. For Bill Crim, his son-in-law Silas McCharen, and his granddaughter Sarah Lloyd Stevenson, that is definitely the case.
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.
A hearing concerning a special exception request made by a proposed Memory Care facility in Madison is schedule Monday, March 12. The city’s planning and zoning commission will conduct the hearing.
Dr. and Mrs. Jesse Chandler Ethridge of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Grace Ethridge, to Benjamin Reese Rudsenske, son of John Mark Rudsenske and Dr. Jo Luresa Harbour of Madison.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Maxwell Thomas of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Claire Thomas, to Kyle Bennett Kirkpatrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chip Crocker and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kirkpatrick of Biloxi.
Since Madison’s new environmental court was created last month, 12 cases have come before the city, making citizens ensure their properties are clean and well-kept.
The new court is to help expedite criminal court proceedings within the city as well as property code violations.
With nearly 2,500 cars driving on the east-west corridor every day, Lake Harbour Drive has become one of the Northside’s busiest thoroughfares.
The road is a major retail hub for the city of Ridgeland and a chief connector to Spillway Road and the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
Northsider LeAnne Brewer is the director of executive education at Millsaps College, a newly created role in which she works with the Mississippi business community to develop professional education and training programs that use the expertise of professors in the Else School of Management at Millsaps.
Annual benefit planned September 26
Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Jeff Gilmer Kennedy of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Frances Katherine Kennedy, to Matthew Creswell Denny, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Clancy Denny III of Jackson.
Robert Miller was recently named public works director for the city of Jackson. Miller has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Louisville and a master’s in business administration from Indiana University.
Madison county’s North Old Canton Road project should be under way. However, there have been minor expense additions to ensure the project runs smoothly.
State Aid Engineer for Madison County Jim Hust recently spoke with the board of supervisors about the project’s progress.
So it's been a while since I've written. Got a little lost in becoming a new grandmother; the best new chapter ever. Plus Miss Middle got engaged and many months later - married. Joyful occasions, for sure, but busy none the less.
Jackson Preparatory School will have a new leader beginning June 1, when Lawrence Coco takes over as head of school. Coco graduated from Prep in 1992 and taught and coached there before getting his law degree from the University of Mississippi.
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.