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07/10/2012 - 12:29pm

AROUND THIS TIME last year, Madison County Tax Assessor Gerald Barber said the county would be fortunate to grow just one percent in total assessed value in the coming year.

He was wrong, and he’s happy about it. The county...

07/10/2012 - 12:27pm

Jackson’s police and firefighter retirement system is underfunded by nearly $62 million, but the system is still solvent, so say city officials.

The system was on track to be fully funded by 2020, but fell behind as a result of...

07/10/2012 - 12:25pm

WITH A CREEK eroding in Madison and a storage building in danger of falling in, the Madison County Board of Supervisors voted recently to express official interest in fixing the problem.

“This was kind of step one for our local...

07/10/2012 - 12:23pm

Residents in two Northside neighborhoods are being targeted by a scam artist who is attempting to take advantage of their good nature over the phone.

Authorities and neighborhood leaders are urging residents, if they’re contacted...

07/10/2012 - 12:21pm

Sharon Summers is the new principal of Ridgeland High School (RHS). She takes the place of Lee Boozer, who was the school’s first and only principal since it was founded in 2002. Summers has worked at RHS since 2006, when she started...

07/10/2012 - 12:17pm

Ella Channing Fortner

Rachel Batte and Luke Fortner of Jackson announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Channing Fortner, June 28 at St. Dominic Hospital. Grandparents are Anastasia Batte, Rich and...

07/10/2012 - 12:16pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

   July 12:Winfred Lott, Dr. Mike Jabaley. July 13: Mark Waters, Aileen Burgess. July 14: Dr. Ed Ruff, Jack Hummel. July 15: Mary Jane Garraway,...

07/10/2012 - 12:14pm

textingleader.com won the 2012 Mississippi Technology Alliance’s New Venture Challenge. MTA is a nonprofit organization with the mission to drive innovation and technology-based economic development for the State of Mississippi. Hall of...

07/10/2012 - 12:13pm

City music

Mississippi Museum of Art will host ‘Music in the City,’ August 14. Hors d’oeuvres begin at 5:15, program at 5:45. Free admission, donations welcome.

 

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07/10/2012 - 12:08pm

JUST AFTER EASTER, I took a trip to Arkansas to see family and friends.

I got to visit with my grandma for a few days, and I even saw my 20-year-old cousin Jake, whom I typically only see at Easter. Jake and Garrett, Aunt Margaret...

07/10/2012 - 12:05pm

The Smithsonian Channel’s engrossing Aerial America series recently aired its episode on Mississippi. It’s not a perfect or complete look at Mississippi, but it’s clear-eyed enough and worth an hour of your time.

Like...

07/10/2012 - 12:03pm

Right after the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Obamacare came down, Holly Dean, an ad rep for the Northside Sun, walked into my office. As a wife and mother of three young children, she wanted to know what this meant for her and her family....

07/10/2012 - 11:59am

DOES YOUR neighbor’s yard stink? Can you walk past his house and know that his dog has been eating – and doing other things – regularly?

You might find some relief by calling animal control.

Madison County...

07/10/2012 - 11:57am

Randy Watkins stopped the golf cart and lit a cigar.

“It (is) a victory cigar,” he said.

Watkins was giving tours of the nine-hole golf course at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. The course was reopened to the...

07/10/2012 - 11:54am

PENDING APPROVAL from the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), Aberdeen-based Eutaw Construction Company will be doing the widening work on Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland.

Ridgeland officials awarded the project to Eutaw...

07/10/2012 - 11:51am

The Rotary Club of Jackson recently announced the winners of their 2012 Rotary Mentor Scholarships.  Each of the four recipients will recive $16,000 over a four-year period.  Each will also be mentored for the four years by a member...

07/10/2012 - 11:48am

Malcolm White, executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson about the many aspects of the arts commission and Mississippi’s creative economy. Shown are (from left) John Dorsa,...

07/10/2012 - 11:39am

Dr. Larry D. Field, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery and a partner at Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, was recently elected to serve on the Arthroscopy Association of North America’s...

07/10/2012 - 11:37am

Thirty-five percent of Jackson households and businesses recycle.

Ward One Councilman Quentin Whitwell believes that number would go  up if the city increased its curbside recycling pickup to once a week.

Currently, the...

07/06/2012 - 3:50pm

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School senior Miriam Parker (front) has accepted a golf scholarship to Lipscomb University. She is the only freshman that they are bringing in for next year. Shown with her are (back, from left) Benton Parker, Coach...

07/06/2012 - 3:48pm

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s boys soccer teams recently held their end-of-year banquet during which awards for individual achievement were presented. On the varsity team the award-winners are (from left) Sam Westover - Saint...

07/06/2012 - 3:46pm

Jackson Prep varsity boys soccer awards went to students (from left) Charles McEuen, Patriot Award; Cooper Simmons, Best Defensive Player; Michael Thomas Boulanger, Most Valuable Player; Watson Lewis, Best Offensive Player; and Nico Juncos,...

07/06/2012 - 3:44pm

The Ridgeland High School powerlifting team won the 5A boys powerlifting state championships.  Shown are (from left, back) Gary Adams, Quardarius Winder, James King, Fred Carter; (middle row) Jamal House, Kendall Watson, Charleston...

07/06/2012 - 3:42pm

Northsiders (from left) Ross Bell, Griffin Agent and Edward Lee won their divisions in the Sonny Andrews Invitational / Mississippi State Games held recently in Cleveland. Bell won the A Division (16-18 year old), Agent won the B Division (14-...

07/06/2012 - 3:40pm

Winterview Farm recently participated in the Jumpin’ into June Horse Show at Lagniappe Equestrian Center in Folsom, La.  Riders are members of the Mississippi Hunter Jumper Association and train with Patti Shoemaker. Shown are (from...