Jackson, MS Real Estate News

By Mary Watkins
(Keller Williams Realty)
Great changes are coming to Metro Jackson, Mississippi. Two schools will be getting more physical exercise and eating better. Both changes are part of a program designed to get Mississippi kids healthier. Canton Elementary and Byram Middle will be the first to begin the program. They were both awarded $160,000 each in Bower Foundation grants. This move will help districts and schools reach the Healthy Students Act of 2007 standards. The program will help schools tighten up on the amount of sugary foods and drinks sold at school. It will also mandate physical education, health classes, and fitness testing in the schools. Gone will be the days of deep fried food, which will be replaced by steamer ovens, and fruit and vegetable slicers. Jackson, Mississippi will soon be in the footsteps of...
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By Mary Watkins
(Keller Williams Realty)
Since January 2008, Jackson, Mississippi city officials have torn down over 500 properties. They have recently approved excavators to tear down another eight abandoned homes and buildings last week. Seven of the eight were torn down this past weekend. The last one should be torn down today. There are also another 200 on the list scheduled to be torn down by the end of the year. This is great news for neighbors on Capitol Street in Jackson. Tearing down these eyesores will make way for new homes. As new homes are built, property values will go up. Soon every vacant or abandoned structure on Capitol Street will be leveled. So, if you are in the market to buy vacant land and build your own home, now is the time and Jackson, Mississippi is the place. The land value is very affordable right ...
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By Mary Watkins
(Keller Williams Realty)
This October, Jackson, Mississippi residents can expect to see lower power bills. Thanks to a recent fuel-price adjustment that was filed Friday, August 15th by Entergy Mississippi. The filing will cover October through December energy bills and is expected to drop prices by nine percent. The adjustment will still need to be approved by the Mississippi Public Service Commission, which is expected to happen as early as next week. Studies show that the average energy bill in July is around $132, while September bills are around $120, and October bills are around $108. So, a nine percent drop on your energy bill, each month, can save you well over $100 a year. We are happy to hear about this energy adjustment and hope it is approved soon. The approval of an energy price drop will make Jack...
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By Mary Watkins
(Keller Williams Realty)
Looking for something fun, educational and affordable to do in Jackson, Mississippi?  Well, look no further.  The Russell C. Davis Planetarium is a great place to visit while in Jackson, Mississippi .  You will have so much fun while you learn about our universe.    The Planetarium has an awesome hemispheric theater with programs that have delighted visitors of every age group for over 20 years.  The space and sky scenes are breathtaking, the laser images are brilliant with color and the large-format films are thrilling.    The Planetarium is a great highlight to Jackson, Mississippi and a great place for family fun.  The Planetarium is open every day, except major holidays.  The cost is very affordable at $5.50 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, $3.00 for children and $2.00 for students.
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The Jackson public school board will select one of three finalists after each one participates in group forums with the public, parents and students.  The finalists are Dr. Delores Hopkins, Dr. Harvey Franklin Sr. and Dr. Lonnie Edwards.  The forums are scheduled for August 6th and 7th.  Jackson , Mississippi has the largest school system in the state, so the next superintendent will have big shoes to fill.  There are forty elementary schools, eleven middle schools, and nine high schools.  The district is very dedicated to making sure every student graduates and goes to college.  It's among the best school systems in the state. There are many other forms of education that the school district does not over see such as a variety of alternative schools that include a school for the deaf, a...
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By Stephanie Hall
(Keller Williams Realty)
PRIVATE SHOOLS IN THE JACKSON METRO AREA     Jackson Academy Grades:  Pre-K-12 P.O. Box 14978 Jackson, MS  Phone:  601.362.9676       First PresbyterianDay School Grades: K - 6 1390 North State St. Jackson, MS  601.355.1731     Christ Covenant School Grades:  K - 6 752 S. Pear Orchard Rd. Ridgeland, MS  601.978.2272   Jackson Preparatory School Grades:  7 - 12 P.O. Box 4940 Jackson, MS  601.939.8611     Madison-Ridgeland Academy Grades:  Pre- K-12 7601 Old Canton Rd. Madison, MS 601.856.4455   St. Andrew Episcopal School Grades:  Pre-K - 12 4120 Old Canton Rd. Jackson, MS  601.982.5065   St. Richard Catholic School Grades:  Pre-K- 6 100 Holly Drive Jackson, MS  601.366.1157     St. Joseph Catholic School Grades:  7 - 12 308 New Mannsdale Rd. Madison, MS  601.898.4800   St. Andrews Episc...
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By Mary Watkins
(Keller Williams Realty)
Many residents and visitors to Jackson , Mississippi love to take a trip to the Jackson Zoological Park , and many wonder how the Zoo came to be.  So, after a little research, I found that the City bought the 79 acres of land needed for the Zoo for thirty-six thousand dollars from Samuel Livingston in 1916. The first Zoo in Jackson was originally housed in the Central Fire Station downtown.  It consisted of pets from the local firemen, one cage of rabbits, and some species native to the area such as alligators, deer, fox, raccoon, and squirrel.  The Zoo was then moved to the new acquired land and a few small exhibits were built. After surviving the Great Depression, the Zoo acquired more animals to expand the exhibits in 1948.  Most of the animals were bought from the Liberian governmen...
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By Stephanie Hall
(Keller Williams Realty)
Florence MS Real Estate Home   Welcome to Stonebrook, a new and upcoming development in the small quaint town of Florence, MS.  The City of Florence, MS has a great small town feel but is only about 8 miles out of the city of Jackson.  Easy access to downtown, and close enough to Hwy 49 without the noise of traffic.  413 Stonebrook is a wonderful new construction home located on a quiet cul-de-sac and backing up to wooded area with large oak trees!  It seems like you are in the country, but you still have the protected covenants to protect the quality of your investment. As you walk up the steps onto the front covered porch, you enter through the stained wood door and walk into the large open living room stepping onto cherry wood floors and looking at the gas log fireplace inlaid with g...
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By Stephanie Hall
(Keller Williams Realty)
Beautiful New Construction Florence MSType: Single Family HomeLocation: 413 Stonebrook, Florence, MS 39073Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 2 full, 0 half, 0 three-quarter bathPrice: $243,000Description: Welcome to Stonebrook, a new and upcoming development in the small quaint town of Florence, MS. The City of Florence, MS has a great small town feel but is only about 8 miles out of the city of Jackson. Easy access to downtown, and close enough to Hwy 49 without the noise of traffic. 413 Stonebrook is a wonderful new construction home located on a quiet cul-de-sac and backing up to wooded area with large oak trees! It seems like you are in the country, but you still have the protected covenants to protect the quality of your investment. As you walk up the steps onto the front covered porch, you ...
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By Mario Tolliver
(Presidential Real Estate, LLC)
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