Area News

Pop-Up Fine Forgiveness at the Library

  The Jackson Hinds Library System is forgiving fines on adult and children’s books for six days.   All currently checked out books from any of the fifteen libraries in the Jackson Hinds Library System can be returned to any library May 15 – May 20, 2017 and no overdue fines will be charged.  …

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Thinking about Health

By Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service Crowd-sourcing May Bring Transparency to Medical Charges In a recent column I reported on an effort in Ohio to bring price transparency to medical services. Ohio state representative Jim Butler had spearheaded passage of legislation that would require healthcare providers including doctors and hospitals to disclose prices for…

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THINKING ABOUT HEALTH

By Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service Government Proposes Cutting Support for Meals on Wheels   Federal funding for meals on wheels is on the chopping block. The Trump administration budget blueprint released in March calls for the elimination of two federal block grants:  That’s money the federal government gives the states for social welfare…

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NINE JACKSON AREA AT&T EMPLOYEES RECEIVE PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD

It’s National Volunteer Month. And AT&T is celebrating 16 Mississippi employees being honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).   The PVSA recognizes individuals who demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism throughout the year. These Mississippi AT&T employees are among 4,288 nationwide to receive this honor. They logged a minimum of 100 service hours last…

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I-20 Westbound to CLOSE for Weekend Bridge Repair in Hinds County

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 in Hinds County May 5 through May 8 to repair the bridge over Valley Street. Repairs are necessary, because the concrete bridge deck was damaged in two trash fires set underneath the bridge. “We depend on local governments to enforce vagrancy…

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Municipal Election Voting Locations and Candidates

Municipal Election Voting Locations Ward 1 Federation Towers 301 Northside Drive Ward 2 Wildwood Baptist Church 101 Auburn Drive Ward 3 National Guard Armory 1500 E Northside Drive Ward 4 Wood Activty Center 111 Clinton Boulevard Ward 5 First United Methodist Church Highway 80 and Mt. Salus Drive Ward 6 Holy Savior Catholic Church 714…

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GOVERNOR PROCLAIMS MISSISSIPPI PEACE OFFICERS WEEK MAY 15-19, 2017

GOVERNOR PROCLAIMS MISSISSIPPI PEACE OFFICERS WEEK MAY 15-19, 2017 POLICE MEMORIAL & TOP COP EVENT PLANNED FOR MAY 18th HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP TO HONOR SHERIFF MALCOLM McMILLIN   Governor Phil Bryant has proclaimed May 15-19, 2017, as Police Week in Mississippi and memorials are planned to honor the Mississippi law enforcement officer who died in…

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