Today's Top Stories

Developers get nine more months to decide on center

Developers have roughly three months to decide if it will lease some 130 acres of airport property to build a $165 million mixed-use project in Flowood.

Virgi Lindsay was recently elected Ward Seven councilwoman for the city of Jackson. Before joining the council, Lindsay was a newspaper reporter and longtime executive director of the Greater Belhaven Foundation (GBF).

Although Madison’s budget is not yet finalized, city citizens can expect road projects to make progress, grants that will help augment the city’s community feel and even tag readers throughout the next fiscal year. 

Emily Ragland receives

national recognition

for talents in classroom

Lin focuses on bringing more physical medicine, rehab doctors to state

Special to the Sun

Dr. Vernon Lin is 6 feet 3 inches tall and has a resume 21 pages long.

Symphony at Sunset planned

Senior reps

Madison Central High School Student Government Association senior members are (from left, back) representatives Mary Ranie Miller, Tara Amos, Catherine Whitten, Anne Daniel Embry, Brooke Thomas and Stroud Tolleson; (front) secretary Spencer Castilla, president Cedric Beal, treasurer Chanu Cherukuri and vice president Parth Malaviya.


Each year First Presbyterian Day School adopts a ministry for families and students to support. The 2017-2018 mission project is Mission First, located in the city of Jackson. Lee Thigpen (back), Mission First director, recently spoke to students during chapel to kick off the year of partnership and giving.

Firemen visit

Covenant Presbyterian preschool enjoyed a visit from local firemen and got to tour their fire truck. Enjoying the morning are from (from left) Bodhi Kirk, Swayzie Dantone, Caroline Thomas, and Liam Nowell.

Football Friday

The Jackson Academy Raiders kicked off their first football Friday of the year with a pep rally led by the JA accents, varsity cheer, band, and the Rowdies, an organized spirit group made up of senior boys. Ready to cheer on the Raiders are (from left) Parker Guy, Tre Lewis, David Robertson, Garrett Clarke.

Fun in the sun

Jackson Academy seniors (from left) Emma Ward, Olivia Stringer, Caroline Childress, Hadley Brennan, Kellan Clower, Sarah Grea Walker, Sara Brooks Adams, and Brehan Whitehead started the year off in the sun after parents provided treats during break for the Jackson Academy Class of 2018.


First grade students at First Presbyterian Day School decorated their halls with art work for Back to School Night. Shown are (from left) Mary Louis Russ, Carlin Johnson, Josh Walker, and Edward Coco.