High Noon Toastmaster Club officers recently welcomed new member Cheryl Sayles. Toastmasters is a worldwide organization that helps individuals excel in communication and leadership skills in a supportive and positive environment. The club meets every Monday, from noon to p.m. at Eudora Welty Library in downtown Jackson.
Today's Top Stories
Lawmakers were right: People ineligible for Medicaid in Mississippi have been receiving the health care benefit anyway.
But they aren’t adults scamming the system. They’re children with disabilities, whose middle-class parents relied on the public health insurance loophole to afford expensive monthly medical treatments.
As the Madison County board of supervisors continues seeking federal funding for phase two of the Reunion Parkway, the board approved future travel of board members to Washington D.C.
Reunion Phase III has reached the right-of-way acquisition phase, which could be completed within the next three months.
The more than $10 million project has been going on for three to four years and is expected to help ease traffic woes in the area.
Sales tax revenues were down for Jackson and Ridgeland in fiscal year 2019, while they were up for the city of Madison.
And based on revenues diverted to the cities through December, revenues could be down for Ridgeland and Jackson for this fiscal year.
The Madison County board of supervisors recently directed County Engineer Tim Bryan to move forward with a couple of drainage projects, as drainage and flooding issues continue to be a county-wide problem.
I spend a lot of time in the woods in nearby Yazoo County. On my drive to get there I get to see what is happening in the country yards. They are usually bigger and older than the newer communities in the Jackson area. I love seeing mature forsythia and quince with wisteria gone wild, framing the wood line behind the yard.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sajol Ranis of Vicksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Julianne Uy Ranis to Dr. Landen Marshall Tharp, son of Drs. Robert and Pamela Tharp of Madison.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bruce Shofner of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca McKnight Shofner, to Joshua Tyler McKenzie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kevin McKenzie of Madison.
This week marks a year since I began writing this column. In that time, my family has acquired a cat whose existence traumatized my son and a dog whose existence traumatizes the cat. We’ve gone to the doctor to have an acorn and playdough taken out of one child’s ear and a different doctor to have a few stitches put in another kid’s face.