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News

09/04/2014 - 12:29pm

At Meet the Teacher at Highland Elementary, new Principal Paula Tharp greets students and parents for the first time. Shown are (from left) Kyle Carter, Katie Partridge, Tharp and Hunter Westby-Gibson.

09/04/2014 - 12:28pm

Mr. and Mrs. David Lance Freeman of Ridgeland announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Leah Freeman, to Lucas Mandon King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Daniel Trussell of Kosciusko and Mr. and Mrs. Mandon King of Houston, Texas.

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09/04/2014 - 12:27pm

Covenant Preschool kindergarteners having fun the first week of school are (from left) Fletcher Smith, William Davis, J. Michael Moody, and Jack Riles.

09/04/2014 - 12:24pm

Students in Sally Beth Maxwell’s Hawaiian-themed classroom received a lei and "Aloha! Welcome to third grade,” on the first day of school at First Presbyterian Day School.  Shown are (from left) Katie Poole,...

09/03/2014 - 4:22pm

JACKSON RESIDENTS are paying twice as much for water and sewer service as residents in Madison and Ridgeland.

Not including the minimum flat fees for water and sewer use in each city, an average monthly bill would be $26.30 in Madison...

09/03/2014 - 4:11pm

RIDGELAND is opting out of the International Building Code, at least for now, officials said.

Last week the Board of Aldermen passed a resolution saying “we control our own destiny” when it comes to building codes, said...

09/03/2014 - 4:03pm

PROPERTY TAXES in Madison County will stay the same this coming fiscal year except in the Valley View and Southwest Madison fire districts, said County Administrator Mark Houston.

Fiscal year 2015 starts October 1. The board of...

09/03/2014 - 3:57pm

MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS and a local group called Better Schools, Better Jobs want the state constitution to be amended to increase public school funding, but one lawmaker believes the amendment would have “unintended consequences.”...

09/03/2014 - 3:48pm

ACCORDING TO Boy Scout Troop 30 Leader James McCullough, being in the boy scouts as a youth helped make him the man he is today and gave him the discipline to work toward success. He tries to teach to his Scouts what he learned as a boy scout:...

09/03/2014 - 3:42pm

A GROUP wanting to incorporate Gluckstadt as a city may have bitten off more than it could chew.

Gluckstadt’s population is growing so fast, the group might reduce the proposed incorporation area just to keep up.

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09/03/2014 - 11:43am
After 17 years in Northeast Jackson the Everyday Gourmet is moving. 
The store will be shutting the doors to its Pear Orchard Village location in late September, and will be moving to a new building “across the street...
09/03/2014 - 11:42am
Ted Riter is interim rabbi at Temple Beth Israel in Jackson. Riter replaces Valerie Cohen, who stepped down from the position earlier this year. Riter is a graduate of Tulane University and previously led congregations in Encinitas and...
09/03/2014 - 11:40am

WARD ONE just can’t keep a councilman.

Since 2007, Northsiders have gone to the polls, on average, every 21 months to elect a new person to represent Northeast Jackson on the Jackson City Council.

In August 2007, Jeff...

09/03/2014 - 11:27am
The Jackson Convention Complex still can’t pay its bills, more than five years after opening its doors to the public.
For fiscal year 2013, the most recent data available, the center generated nearly $2.9 million in revenue...
08/31/2014 - 10:03am

Michele Lyn Graugnard and Tyler David Glaze were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. March 29 at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in New Orleans. The ceremony was officiated by the Most Rev. Vincent Dufresne.

The bride is the...

08/27/2014 - 2:54pm
Plans to put a Costco where Smith-Wills Stadium is today have been turned down by the Jackson Planning Board, but the request of the city of Jackson to rezone some 50 acres of property along Lakeland Drive still must go before the City...
08/27/2014 - 2:05pm

MADISON COUNTY’s chief inspector for the planning and zoning department is now the new zoning administrator.

Scott Weeks, who has worked in the department 16 years and previously served as a deputy sheriff, officially became the...

08/27/2014 - 1:49pm

AS COMMUTERS enjoy a new five-lane Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland, city officials have hired three firms to appraise and acquire right of way for a planned extension of the road.

The Lake Harbour extension will run west from Highway...

08/27/2014 - 1:44pm

RANKIN COUNTY emerged the clear winner in retail sales growth in the metro area this year, with a more than 10 percent increase, compared to only six percent in Hinds County and four percent in Madison County.

At the close of the state...

08/27/2014 - 1:37pm

AND, WE’RE OFF!

The Lost Rabbit bond “swap” is complete, all lawsuits have been dismissed, and all parties have signed a massive settlement agreement, meaning landowner Terry Lovelace can start work on his optioned...

08/27/2014 - 1:31pm

MADISON AVENUE Upper Elementary teacher Michelle Smith has always encouraged her students in their writing, and around Christmas of last year, she decided to take her own advice.

“I tell my kids all the time, ‘You’re...

08/27/2014 - 1:26pm

ONE MADISON COUNTY supervisor says $15 million in road bond revenues will be spent where it’s supposed to, despite questions from another supervisor.

Last week, Karl Banks and Gerald Steen squabbled over the wording of a...

08/27/2014 - 9:30am
If a strange man is walking down the street, should residents call 911? 
The answer, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan is, “it depends.” 
If the individual appears to be up to no...
08/27/2014 - 9:28am
There is still too much poop in the Pearl River, and the state is urging people to avoid swimming in it, wading in it, or eating fish from it for the foreseeable future. 
Tests conducted in mid-August by the Mississippi...
08/27/2014 - 9:27am
Efforts to form a business improvement district, or BID, along East County Line Road continue to take shape.
Local business and government leaders are working together to form a BID along County Line between U.S. Highway 51 and...