Jumpertown is on the move.

Numerous projects in recent years and more in the planning stages have the western Prentiss County community looking toward the future as it grows to meet the needs of residents.

“It’s an exciting time,” said Mayor Cindy White.

White said a trip through town this Christmas season will help share the excitement as the town put up decorations along Highway 4 for the first time. She said the idea was the dream of the late Maydean Lambert who talked to city officials for many years about it.

“We’re doing it in her memory,” said White.

In 2019 the city got a grant to add a new playground at the city park and a pavillion was added in 2021. Additional plans include adding space with basketball goals and possibly tennis courts and they are looking at grant opportunities for that in the future.

An MDOT grant is also being worked on that could provide new sidewalks connection the school to town hall and to the park.

“We’re really excited about that,” said the mayor.

The town also just received confirmation of a $1.5 million grant/loan to rehabilitate the towns sewer system.

The Prentiss County School district also donated 4.91 acres beside the park to the school in 2020 and White said town leaders are looking at numerous options for future use of the property to best benefit the community.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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