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Another water main break in Jackson is blocking Old Canton Road between I-55 and State Street at East Hill and Grove Park roads.
High school band members reunite for Michael J. Fox Foundation parkinson's research benefit.  For Mart McMullan, it’s not adversity that defines you, but how you handle it.
Yet another hurdle has been thrown in the path of the Museum Trail, but Northsiders are certain they’ll be able to jump it.
With the future of the city and opportunity for growth in mind, Ridgeland has filed a petition to annex a section of land that Mayor Gene McGee says is the only viable option for growth.
Special Olympic plans annual benefit.

Old Canton Water Main Break

Another water main break in Jackson is blocking Old Canton Road between I-55 and State Street at East Hill and Grove Park roads. Low water pressure shut down Broad Street and other nearby restaurants and businesses. Numerous homes are affected. Aging cast iron water pipes have been an ongoing problem in Jackson.


Prep vs. JA

By ANTHONY WARREN,

One of the most storied rivalries of local high school football will continue again this Friday, when Jackson Prep and Jackson Academy meet up for the second time this season in the playoffs.

A win in the semi-final matchup would put Prep (9-2, 4-1) back in the MAIS 6A Division 1 championship game for the ninth consecutive year.



Edward B. Ramirez

Edward B. Ramirez, a retired electrical engineer, passed away at the age of 90. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Early in his career, he designed switchgear for minesweepers used by all NATO countries. He also developed switchgear for the air force. He authored 14 Navship Instruction Manuals for the Navy.


Water line repair delayed, service not impacted yet for Northside businesses

Jackson city officials have postponed plans to repair a broken water main likely until later this week, after officials learned that the line is located near underground communications fibers.

The city announced yesterday that it was planning to shut off water on the night of November 11 to repair a main break under Old Canton Road.



William Darrell Austin, M.D.

William Darrell Austin, M.D., 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church Madison on Saturday, November 16, 2019 followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. under the direction of Sebrell Funeral Home, Ridgeland.




Retha Slay Jeffreys

Retha Slay was born in 1931, fifth of six children born to George Dewey and Beulah Stevens Slay.  She died peacefully on November 9, 2019 at Ridgeland Place after an extended illness.





MUW luncheon

Metro Jackson alumni of Mississippi University for Women (MUW) gathered recently to learn more about the Eudora Welty Symposium held annually on campus.


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Cheering for Jackson Prep this year are (from left, back) Eliza Hollingsworth, Margaret Dye, Livi Mathews, Addy Katherine Allen, Rosemary McClintock, Kennedy Cleveland, Rachel Rutledge, Mari Lampt