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Local News

05/15/2012 - 2:43pm

The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently welcomed two new members, Luther Munford and Andy White. Shown are (from left) Virginia Carlton, sponsor for  Munford; Munford; White; and Cooper Morrison, sponsor for White.

05/15/2012 - 2:40pm

CONSUMERS ARE more confident, and retail sales are up in the tri-county area. 

In fact, for the fiscal year thus far (July through March were the latest statistics available), Hinds County’s retail sales are up even more...

05/15/2012 - 2:38pm

JACKSON CITY officials and members of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership are turning to the business community to help pay for a new multi-use trail on the Northside.

The groups are hoping business leaders can raise $250,000 for...

05/15/2012 - 2:37pm

STUDENTS AT Madison Avenue Lower and Upper Elementary will have more safe options for riding their bikes to school before long.

The Madison Board of Aldermen voted last week to advertise for bids for a project that will connect the...

05/15/2012 - 2:35pm

There’s a large structure sitting in front of the A.H. McCoy Federal Building downtown. It’s a new entry pavilion and another part of the $86.7 million in construction that’s been going on at the facility since 2009. The...

05/15/2012 - 2:32pm

RESERVOIR residents will have more of a voice next year on the board of directors for the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV).

A bill that has passed both houses and now awaits the governor’s signature will require...

05/15/2012 - 2:26pm

Craig Robertson is executive director and co-founder of 200 Million Flowers, a new adoption agency on the Northside. Robertson, along with his wife Rachel, started the organization in 2011. Robertson is a graduate of Mississippi State...

05/15/2012 - 2:24pm

ANOTHER SALVO HAS been fired in the battle to determine who will preside over criminal cases in Hinds County.

Last week, Senior Circuit Judge Tomie Green said in a brief that her decision to reorganize the court was well researched and...

05/10/2012 - 7:00am

TWO HINDS COUNTY judges are locked in a battle to see who gets to preside over criminal cases.

Senior Circuit Judge Tomie Green is attempting to remove Northside Judge Jeff Weill and Judge Winston Kidd from the criminal docket.

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05/09/2012 - 1:33pm

Marine Corps Pvt. Michael W. Palmer Jr., a 2006 graduate of Ridgeland High School, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

 

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05/09/2012 - 1:30pm

A chapter about Millsaps College is included in the recently released book, “Sweet Sixteen: Great Colleges of the South,” written by John Pulley, a Washington, D.C. writer and published by Associated...

05/09/2012 - 1:24pm

Jackson Crime

The Jackson Police Department received the following reports for:

Bounds Street, 400 block, auto burglary, April 24;

...
05/09/2012 - 1:23pm

Acting Tupelo Chief Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Gregory Maddox (left), Regional Chief ALJ Ollie Garmon (center) of Atlanta, and Jackson Chief ALJ Jim Fraiser (right) recently offered a legal seminar in Ridgeland to Mississippi SSA / ODAR...

05/09/2012 - 1:18pm

HB 211

HOUSE BILL 211, which will allow state agencies to hire their own attorneys for lawsuits without the approval of the attorney general, needs only Gov. Phil Bryant’s...

05/09/2012 - 1:15pm

Dr. Stuart Rockoff, a Jewish scholar, recently spoke to the members of the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Rockoff is director of the history department at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, where he is working to preserve...

05/09/2012 - 1:12pm

LOHO isn’t taking donations, at least not right now.

Since it was started more than a year and a half ago, the group has yet to form an LLC or register as a neighborhood association with the...

05/09/2012 - 1:10pm

Baptist Health Systems President and CEO Mark Slyter (left) and Executive Medical Director for Orthopaedic Services Brian Johnson, M.D., (right) were presented the HealthGrades awards for Baptist Medical Center achieving America's 100 Best...

05/09/2012 - 1:04pm

Jim Rosenblatt, dean of the Mississippi College School of Law, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Jackson. Dean Rosenblatt recounted the history of the law school and described the school's mission, accomplishments and contributions to...

05/09/2012 - 1:03pm

LAYMEN AND attorneys in Hinds County will soon be able to look at court documents, access information and file briefs, all from the comfort of their homes or offices, and all with a few strokes of their keyboards.

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05/09/2012 - 12:56pm

Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis recently spoke to the North Jackson Lions Club. Lewis gave members an update on his first 100 days in office. In that time, Lewis said he has scaled back the number of administrators to put more deputies on the...

05/09/2012 - 12:52pm

RIDGELAND OFFICIALS are taking small steps to prepare for the future city center project off Highway 51, but it’ll be awhile before the center materializes.

The board of aldermen last week...

05/09/2012 - 12:30pm

Shirley Williams is executive director of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP), a nonprofit organization that provides pro bono legal aid. She is the former program manager at the Mississippi Administrative Office...

05/09/2012 - 12:21pm

ST. DOMINIC Hospital is still formulating its next steps after the Mississippi Supreme Court recently denied its request to relocate 71 acute-care beds to Madison County.

“It’s going to...

05/08/2012 - 3:53pm

Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Sheriff Lewis spoke on his plans for the sheriff’s office in the upcoming months. “We did a survey and found we were losing our tax base due to...

05/08/2012 - 3:47pm

HILL BROTHERS Construction Company Inc., will construct the new split-diamond interchange at I-55 between Old Agency Road in Ridgeland and Highway 463 in Madison.The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) awarded Hill Brothers the $85....