🌱 Rental Property Ordinance + Dirt Bike Collision on Creston

Happy Wednesday, people of Jackson! Here’s what’s happening in town today.

First, today’s weather forecast:

A few thunderstorms, some violent. High: 81 Low: 51.

Here are the top three stories in Jackson today:

  1. The Jackson City Council is working on an ordinance to set standards for all rental housing. The order would also require all landlords to register their rental properties. There are currently 27,000 rental properties in Jackson. (sun on the north side)
  2. City of Jackson engineer Dr. Charles Williams retires and resigns. He is expected to officially step down in April. Prior to serving as City Engineer, Dr. Williams was Director of Public Works. (WAPT Jackson)
  3. A dirt bike collided with a car in a Jackson neighborhood on Monday. Three people were riding the dirt bike when the accident happened on Creston Avenue. Two of the riders were injured and taken by ambulance to hospital; the third runner was not seriously injured. (WAPT Jackson)

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Today in Jackson:

  • Public Safety Mental Health First Aid At Hinds Behavioral Health Services (8:00 a.m.)

From my notebook:

  • State Route 37 will be closed for work on the bridge until 9 a.m. on April 11. The closure will be from State Route 532 to Blackwell Rd. Drivers should avoid the area and choose an alternate route. (Facebook)
  • Visit the Mississippi Museum of Art at noon today, March 30, for History is Lunch. This week will include a discussion of the exhibition “A Movement in All Directions: Legacies of the Great Migration” which opens at the museum on April 9. (Facebook)
  • Opera Mississippi presents Opera in the Air tomorrow, March 31. The show will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Banner Hall. (Facebook)

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Kayla Harrison

About me: Kayla Harrison is a writing teacher and freelance writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners. In her free time, you can find her listening to podcasts, writing poetry, and visiting local cafes.