Today's Top Stories
Students listed to the honor roll at Jackson Academy for the second term include:
Nearly a third of Jackson’s water/sewer billing employees have retired, resigned or were fired as a result of an investigation into the department’s activities.
Jackson launched an investigation into its billing administration last year.
Reform is desperately needed for Mississippi’s defined benefit pension system.
The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi — which serves most state, county and municipal employees — now has an unfunded liability of more than $17.6 billion as of June 30, 2019. Last year, it was $16.9 billion.
Flu season is upon us, and with it the fear that possible infection lies behind every cough, sneeze or handshake. Dr. Paul Byers, the state epidemiologist with the Mississippi State Department of Health, recently spoke with the Sun about the season.
The Fondren Business Improvement District (BID) continues to take shape, with members planning to nominate and vote on a board of directors later this month.
The BID’s first owners meeting is slated for 10:30 a.m., January 28 at Duling Hall. At the meeting, BID members will vote on the district’s first board of directors.
Hinds County has spent more than $5 million on road repaving and repairs in the last two years, according to District One Supervisor Robert Graham.
The county began a paving blitz in early 2018 and began filling potholes on the Northside in the spring of the following year.
In the spring of 2012, at the weight of 296 pounds, Northsider Erica Robinson threw away her scale. She couldn’t bear to see her weight surpass 300 pounds, a milestone which, at the time, seemed inevitable.
St. Joseph Catholic School will host its annual fundraiser, Jeans Jazz and Bruin Blues, January 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Country Club of Jackson. Also the evening will feature live and silents auctions, Bruin Bucks, Wall of Wine and a $10,000 Draw Down.