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For years, Jackson residents have turned to humor to cope with the city’s poor infrastructure.
From putting up posters warning of “tire-eating” potholes, to planting flowers in the middle of the street to help shed light on dilapidated conditions.
We’ve all gotten a good laugh.
A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.
Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.
The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.
Jackson is bringing on a team of private consultants to help it draw up a long-range infrastructure master plan.
The first phase of the plan will be funded by the city’s one-percent infrastructure sales tax.
Jackson will soon have two more ways for Northsiders to get outside, enjoy nature and exercise.
Work is under way on the first leg of the LeFleur East Trail, while another trail is expected to be bid out for construction later this summer.
Crisler Boone is the new executive director of the Baptist Health Foundation, responsible for helping raise money that makes any healthcare at Baptist more affordable and more comfortable. Boone was born and raised in Jackson and graduated from Jackson Prep and Millsaps. She and her two sons were born at Baptist as well.
Northsider Mary Louise Shaw recently received the Marsha Meeks Kelly Award for Lifetime Achievement in Volunteer Service.
The award is part of the Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence Award.
The pests are back.
Black flies, sometimes referred to as buffalo gnats, are nuisances for Northsiders, especially for those who live near the Pearl River.
However, once the weather warms up for good, the northern nuisance will move on.
Dawn Wilson was recently named St. Andrew’s Epscopal School’s new head of lower school for the 2018-19 year. Wilson brings more than 20 years in education, including more than 15 years of professional administrative experience.