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By JACK WEATHERLY You could play Frisbee golf in the biggest mall in Mississippi. There was virtually no business going on Saturday afternoon in the 958,000-square-foot mall on the Ridgeland side of County Line Road. Many of the mall’s 92 tenants were closed due to the corona virus pandemic. Others were open but had few …

By JACK WEATHERLY The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected a motion by the City of Ridgeland to reconsider its April 21 ruling against a zoning change to accommodate a Costco Wholesale Store. Perhaps not surprisingly, the same seven justices who ruled against the city in the case that has captivated the attention of …

By JACK WEATHERLY In simple counting, 2 comes before 3. But in a Ridgeland commercial development, it appeared for a while that the reverse was in order. Phase 3 of the Renaissance at Colony Park was proposed in 2015. Phase 2 didn’t go before the Ridgeland Board of Aldermen till last Tuesday, and it was …

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation recently recognized Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee as MWF’s 2017 Elected Official Conservationist of the Year for his conservation-minded approach to governance. McGee has overseen the construction of 20 miles of multi-use trails and 4 miles of bike lanes, the passage of one of the first helmet laws in Mississippi, and the …

By JACK WEATHERLY Work started Thursday on a new era for the 34-year-0ld Northpark Mall on the Ridgeland side of County Line Road. Long the anchor of the mile-long retail corridor that historically dominated metro Jackson, the mall faced the daunting realities of the marketplace that has changed radically since 1984 across the country and …