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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.
A friend of mine recently sent me an email about President Obama’s daughter, Malia.
The Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) has a new executive director. Joey Deason has a degree in accounting from Mississippi State University, and he is a graduate of Ethel High School in Attala County. Deason has worked for General Motors for 17 years in Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina and Michigan.
Lynda wright helps make Ballet Mississippi ‘just so beautiful’
Having taken ballet classes all her life, being in charge of the box office, accounts, and even filling in as “Mother Ginger” for three years during The Nutcracker performances, Lynda Wright could be called the backbone of Ballet Mississippi.
Keyshia Sanders was recently named manager of constituent services for the city of Jackson. Sanders is a graduate of Metropolitan State University in Denver, and previously worked for the city from 2009 to 2015. She recently spoke with Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about her new position, and her plans for the department.
New Stage Theatre’s 52nd season will be full of romance, intrigue, strong women, magic, adventure, daring men, laughter, tears, and music.
Bridgewater is adding another 17 homes to the ever-growing subdivision. The Ridgeland Board of Aldermen approved the final plat for Bridgewater 12A during a recent meeting.
After Tulane University’s abrupt closure in January of this year in Madison, the city is demanding $10 million in punitive damages.
The funds, according to Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler, will cover hard construction costs, used city resources, and damages to Madison’s reputation and economic development credibility.
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.