second chance

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Recently released female prisoners find help in adjusting through crossroads ministry

Within three years of release from prison, nearly 70 percent of released prisoners were re-arrested. A Madison County program is aiming to cut back on recidivism and help those who are recently released turn their lives around.







New Plans

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Harbor Walk development still in works for Barnett Reservoir

Plans are still in the works for the 110-acres of reservoir property that has been the proposed site for the Harbor Walk development for more than 12 years.




Smith combines love of fitness with community service

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Local governmenT officials aim to be advocates for their communities.

D.I. Smith, who serves on the board of aldermen in Ridgeland, not only aims to serve his community in this capacity, but he also calls himself a fitness advocate.

Smith encourages a healthy lifestyle and also is a big supporter of the local trail system.


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The University of Mississippi recently released the Fall 2018 Dean’s List. Students must earn a semester GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 to be listed on the Dean’s List.