Posts Tagged ‘Hinds County’

Eight counties report damage from storm system

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of damage from eight counties as a result of severe weather that moved through the state yesterday. MEMA says minor street flooding was reported in Hinds, Rankin, Washington and Yazoo counties. Trees were reported down in Jones and Scott counties. There was street flooding […] [...]

Drought forces county to issue burn ban while crews battle fire

JACKSON — Authorities in Hinds County have issued a burn ban as rainfall remains sparse and grass fires increase. WLBT reports the ban will be in effect until Oct. 18. It includes recreational fires and controlled burns with the exception of commercial contractors with heavy construction equipment that meet the state’s regulations. The ban was […] [...]

Two more West Nile cases identified; brings 2013 total to 17

HINDS COUNTY and RANKIN COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health says there are two new human cases of West Nile virus for 2013. The reported cases are in Hinds and Rankin counties, bringing the state total for 2013 to 17 cases, with one death. So far this year, cases have been reported in […] [...]

District at Eastover construction to start later this year

A mixed-use development on the site of Jackson’s Old Blind School has confirmed tenants a few months before construction begins. The District at Eastover will sit on Interstate 55 and be bordered by the Eastover and Fondren neighborhoods. So far, a Residence Inn by Marriott, Community Trust Bank, Cantina Laredo restaurant, a movie theater, a […] [...]

Opportunity to assess direction of Jackson Redevelopment Authority

The Jackson Redevelopment Authority is again searching for a new director. The departure of Jason Brookins after a nearly three-year stint may slow some of the redevelopment projects in the agency’s pipeline. At the same time, the coming change in leadership is an opportunity for Jackson to assess the work of the quasi-public agency, its […] [...]

Mississippi legislative committee deadline sorts out winners, losers

The recent legislative committee deadline proved at least one thing: There are varying degrees of “alive” at the Capitol. For most of the past few sessions, Derrick Surrette and officials at the Mississippi Association of Supervisors have pushed for language clarifying rules tax assessors follow when calculating ad valorem tax bills for Section 42 housing […] [...]

Waller eulogized as transformative Miss. governor

JACKSON — Former Mississippi Gov. William Waller Sr. was remembered Saturday as a transformative figure who helped the state move beyond its segregationist politics during his tenure from 1972 to 1976. More than 1,000 people attended Waller’s funeral at First Baptist Church in downtown Jackson. Hundreds more streamed through the Capitol rotunda earlier in the […] [...]

Heading out of Hinds: Census confirms Rankin, Madison prime destination

The 2010 Census shows Jackson and Hinds County had a net loss of about 5,500 people over the decade. Rankin and Madison counties are generally of thought to be the destination for many of the former residents. This shift is borne out by income tax filings tracked by Southern Rural Development Center demographic researcher Dr. […] [...]

Hinds Co. seeks federal funds to redevelop US 80

JACKSON — Hinds County is applying for a $400,000 grant from the federal government to help redevelop the U.S. 80 and Mississippi 18 corridors. The money from the Environmental Protection agency would assist crews in identifying land along the highways that is contaminated by industrial waste or other toxic matter. Blake Wallace, executive director of […] [...]

Supervisors fire county administrator

JACKSON — Hinds County’s Board of Supervisors is searching for a new administrator after firing Vern Gavin. The five-member board voted 3-2 behind closed doors March 1 to remove Gavin, who has managed the day-to-day operations of county government since March 2008. Supervisor Peggy Calhoun who, along with Board president Robert Graham and vice president […] [...]

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