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Erosion continues to eat away at the banks of White Oak Creek, as evidenced by a recent tree falling behind a home in the 5000 block of River Thames Road.
Nothing if you are one. Like Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Power. Regulated monopolies are largely protected from competition and are great for their shareholders.
On Thursday, February 20, 2020, at approximately 5:28 PM, the Madison Police Department received information from Loss Prevention employees of Walmart located at 227 Grandview Boulevard in Madison
The following article appeared in a University of Tennessee’s alumni publication and features the mother of Belhaven resident, Dr. Reed Hogan.
The 2019-2020 Junior League of Jackson board of directors are (from left, back) Donna Josey, sustaining advisor; Melanie Hataway, sustaining advisor; Susan Rockoff, community vice president; Julia

Toasting new member

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.


Children with disabilities losing Medicaid coverage

By ANNA WOLFE - MISSISSIPPI TODAY,

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.




Right-of-way Acquisitions

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 Update

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.


Focus on Drainage

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.







Inappropriate questions the best at any age

By ELIZABETH QUINN,

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.


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Erosion continues to eat away at the banks of White Oak Creek, as evidenced by a recent tree... READ MORE

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Martha Hardage Magee, 90, died Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Highland Home.  She was born in... READ MORE

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1. He has been married for 21 years to his high school sweetheart. 2. He and his wife have four children.