Area developments increasing value of airport property
USE OF the Jackson Convention Complex was down in 2017, when compared to the previous year.
For budget year 2017, the center hosted 151 events, which drew about 132,000 people to the facility, according to General Manager Al Rojas.
By comparison, there were 223 events at the center in 2016 and 50,214 more visitors.
Northside leaders differ on how to address the city of Jackson’s library crisis.
Since April, the Charles Tisdale Library has been closed, with no signs the branch will be reopening soon.
And since October, the Eudora Welty Library’s second floor has been off limits to the public, per an order of the state fire marshal.
A new partnership between the capital city and federal and state law enforcement has led to the indictment of 24 dangerous criminals.
The partnership is called Project EJECT, or “Empower Jackson Expel Crime Together.”
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District Mike Hurst began the program in October, and announced it in December.
Traffic lights at two major Northside intersections will likely be malfunctioning for at least another week, according to city of Jackson officials.
Last week, lights were out at the intersections of Old Canton Road and Ridgewood Road, and Briarwood Drive and the I-55 North exit ramp.
Work on a much anticipated project to improve one of the Northside’s busiest thoroughfares is expected to get under way early next month.
Weather permitting, work on the North State Street Reconstruction Project is expected to begin in about two weeks.
More volunteers are needed for the Mississippi Blues Marathon.
The annual race is days away, and race officials still need volunteers to guide runners and provide support.