Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Nursing Home Loses Water

Update: Boil Water Notice issued.  

Lakeland Nursing and Rehab went without water today after a water main broke this morning.  

The facility is behind the Lakeland Drive fire station in Jackson.  Public Works trucks finally appeared around lunch time.  JJ contacted the facility at 2:00 PM.  An unnamed employee said the facility had water service. 


Unknown said...

It also cut out the water to where I live, Lakeland Lane Apartments, just beyond the nursing home. The road was horrible before. Can't wait for this huge pothole to make it even worse!

Anonymous said...

Lamumba fiddles while Jackson sinks into the
pit of despair.

Anonymous said...

2:21 PM Don't give him that much credit! I bet he can't even fiddle!

Anonymous said...

The breaks are getting awful close to Eastover now.

Anonymous said...

$800,000,000.00 get yo ass here now!

Anonymous said...

$400,000 compensation for Henifin is $5.33 for each of the 75,000 +/- accounts (guess) who even pay their water/sewer/garbage bill in Jackson. Of course the funds are sourced from a federal grant because Lil Choke and his democrat predecessors have been grossly incompetent for 20 years , but the third party manager's compensation might be earned if he mobilizes sufficient fixes, fast enough.

Anonymous said...

@ January 24, 2023 at 2:19 PM

Which do you want? Water or smooth roads? You can't have both, and you're lucky to have either in the Bold New City.

Anonymous said...

The electorate spoke. Twice. Now, reap the benefits.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:31, you’re partially correct. It’s been Twenty SIX years since we have had a good competent Mayor. After Ditto it went downhill and it will never come back. Democratic leadership think they can shrug off responsibility to everyone else. And that’s everywhere at the time. I was reading a previous post this morning where a person said it was many years ago when roads were repairs with a full time crew maintaining that part of the city services. I would elude that he is around 60 to 80 years in age. It’s just the truth. Jackson has a mayor that does not have a desire to have a “great” city…just a well known city and that is the difference because there is a difference.

Anonymous said...

7:21 - roads were another disaster of the planner, Mayor Harvey Johnson. During his administraiton in order to balance the budget one year, the city reduced the millage spent on road repairs/improvements from 13 mils to one mil. One mil (roughly one million dollars in Jackson) is more than our neighboring cities - Ridgeland, Clinton,etc - all much smaller - spend for their road repair. Harvey (the planner) Johnson proposed this budget change for just that one year; probably wouldn't have been a problem if they had done that and then revoked it and went back to the normal. BUT NO - they found they liked spending the road money for other things, you know, those fun things like concerts, renaming roads, fireworks, award programs, etc. So the city never reset the road repair millage and still today - that is all the city of Jackson spends on regular road maintenance. IF it had not been for the legislature establishing the additional one percent sales tax that is controlled by some folks outside the Mayor's tentacles, there would be no road improvements in Jackson today. But due to the millions that are coming in to the city but not under the Mayor's (or the Council's) direct control, at least some streets are now getting repaved.

All the other things you are saying at 7:21 are not off bad, its just that it has not been 60 years since roads were maintained. It has basically been since the early 2000's, and Harvey's administration. Gotta remember, he was the one that not only quit spending dollars on roads, he gave us the "first of its kind" membrane water treatment plant, and then later gave us his parting gift as a going-away present, the Siemens contract that was loaded with bennies for his friends, his bond counsel, and anybody that needed a few extra dollars from his $92 million boondoggle.

But - he is living happy and healthy in Madison today. What can we say - he doesn't give a damn about Jackson not being a great city; just as our present Mayor doesn't give a damn. Hell, if he did, after his "attorneys" and the purchasers of his nice new abode in NE Jxn got their settlement from Siemens, he would have put the $60 million remaining into the water system where the loss came from. BUT NO - he spent it elsewhere and depended on the feds bailing out his radical new city all the while he was claiming credit.

My, ain't life great!

Anonymous said...

Is there any other state in the U.S. that has a capital city that is a joke like we do? Are the capitals cities of other states the same third world city as Jackson? I know there is always a last place in everything but why do we seem to have a lock on it all?

Move our capital city to somewhere else. Let the state take control of the city of Jackson. Do something. Right now Mississippi is one giant clown car.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 10:04, Had no idea about the one time change proposal to balance the budget, or that it was never reverted...but your explanation makes perfect sense.

What a fascinating comedy of errors the democrat leadership has been for Jackson.
They truly got what they asked for and deserved.

So pleased I closed shop and left in 1998. I have no pity for anyone there, after being treated with such disdain by the leaders. Enjoy the land you all created.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Jackson. It is very sad to see. It used to be such a wonderful place to grow up and live. Now, unfortunately its a lot like New Orleans. Streets have pot holes that you can fall in, car jackings are everywhere and crime is rampant. I can't say who is to blame but its such an awful situation and one where we have got to stand up and do something with leadership in both communities! Why is it so hard to be tough on crime, responsible to get streets and pot holes fixed, and have good leadership! HELP! call on the church leaders of the community to pitch in as well. What happen to all the good people?

Need New Leadership! Honesty, integrity, tenaciousness, guts! instead of complacency, whining, or walking away.

Anonymous said...

I get your sentiment but you are wasting your well-meaning breath 9:19.
The majority of the residents don't see a problem, and Chuckie does not want your help.

The Mayor wants your dollars and your silence. Nothing more.
He has no interest in actual improvements so anything you suggest in that realm is a non-starter and throwing good money after bad.

The good people of Jackson learned that the hard way and left...and have no interest in sacrificing themselves to Jackson in any format.

Taxation without representation was bad when it was done to minorities, we can agree on that, right?

Well, it is happening in COJ now and it is being celebrated because Caucasians are on the receiving end. Until "wrongs" are wrong no matter the skin color involved, they are doomed. And they will never stop playing the race card. Never.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering...
When Third World dictators are about to get their hands on, say, eight hundred million Dollars, do the exclusive shops in Paris get any advance warning? I mean, if I were Hermes or Chanel or Gucci, I'd want to know, so I could up my inventory.

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