Cuts to Jackson Hinds Library Budget Requires Reduction in Branch Hours

The Jackson Hinds Library System announced Sunday, Oct. 1, that it would reduce hours because of a recent budget cut. Here is a press release verbatim:

The Jackson Hinds Library System will reduce hours effective today, October 1, 2017, at 5 of the 15 library branches due to a recent $100,000 cut to the library system’s state-based Personnel Incentive Grant program, which is administered by the Mississippi Library Commission. Mississippi Library Commission took a $1.1 million dollar cut in state funding earlier this year and was forced to pass along a share of the cut to each of the Mississippi library systems which they directly support. Consequently, the Jackson Hinds Library System’s funding was cut $100,000. Continue Reading

BRAVO! Has Officially Reopened

It’s been a crazy month for the team behind Mangia Bene as they renovated and revamped the company’s longest-standing restaurant, BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar. From Aug. 28-Sept. 26, the restaurant went through a complete remodel, including fixing the foundation. Continue Reading

Shine a Light Through STEAM


Over the last few years, some of the hot topics in education have been science, technology, engineering, art and math, collectively known as STEAM. Earlier this year, Anik Kurkjian and the Mississippi LIGHT Collaborative organized the first Mississippi LIGHT Festival, a STEAM-focused event that attracted more that 5,000 people to the Mississippi Museum of Art to see the different lighting displays, from a giant LIGHT sculpture to a silent disco and more. On Tuesday, Sept. 19, Kurkjian and some of the collaborative will talk about the world of STEAM at the “Shining a Light on Mississippi Through S.T.E.A.M.” event, which is part of Millsaps College’s Arts & Lecture series. Continue Reading

Two Locally Owned Restaurants Closing

Two Jackson restaurants are set to close soon: Green Ghost Tacos in Fondren and The Feathered Cow in Jackson. Green Ghost announced on Facebook that it will close on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 4 p.m. The current location will be demolished as part of the boutique hotel construction project in Fondren. The restaurant is looking to secure a new Fondren location and plans to relocate and reopen in January 2018. The restaurant’s Ridgeland location will remain open. Continue Reading

New Stage Premiers 52nd Season

On Wednesday, Sept. 6, New Stage Theatre announced its 52nd season. Here is a rundown of the plays the theater will perform this season. “And Then There Were None,” Sept. 12-24—New Stage opens the season dramatically with this Agatha Christie thriller. Continue Reading

Ronnie the Rhino Passes Away

On Friday, Aug. 4, the Jackson Zoo announced that its almost-45-year-old rhino, Ronnie, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 2. “He was a very special animal to work with, and keepers found him very easy to care for,” Animal Care Supervisor Willie Bennett said in a press release. “The past few years had seen a major increase in his needs as he got into his 40s (the median age of a white or wide-lipped rhino is 34 years). Continue Reading

Rainbow Community Day

On Friday, Aug. 4, Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative announced in a press release that on Sunday, Aug. 6, the co-op will host a Rainbow Community Day. Here is the release verbatim:

The Rainbow Warriors, a volunteer group of supporters of Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative today announced they are sponsoring a Rainbow Community Day this Sunday, August 6th from noon to 6:00 p.m. They are encouraging and inviting everyone in the community to shop big at Rainbow on Sunday. “Sundays are special at Rainbow. Continue Reading