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City to set vote for Fondren Business Improvement District

With Hurricane Gordon barreling down on the Mississippi Gulf Coast last week, Entergy officials were ready, weeks after the opening of a new $20 million distribution operations center (DOC).

Hall Carter was recently named the new executive director of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation. The Memphis native has worked for several U.S. senators, most recently serving as Sen. Roger Wicker’s executive assistant and scheduler.

Jackson city officials aren’t sure when they’ll be able to repair two recent sewer main breaks on the Northside but hope to make the repairs as soon as possible.

When Ridgeland Alderman Wes Hamlin was in college and imagined what his future might be like, he saw himself in the pulpit, not in politics.

Craft Center to be renamed in honor of the late Gov. Bill Waller; dedication slated September 23

The Mississippi Craft Center has been renamed the William Lowe “Bill” Waller Sr. Craft Center.




Council members question $5.6 million savings on sludge hauling agreement

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A major sludge-hauling project mandated by the federal government recently wrapped up on time and under budget.

However, a request by Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba to reduce the final cost of the contract by more than $5 million had some council members questioning whether the work was over-priced to start with.








Dear Editor:

As a psychotherapist, I am glad to see the Harris County, Texas sheriff’s department implementing a program that lets psychiatrists guide law enforcement officers through crisis situations. Crisis Incident Response Team members of the Sheriff’s Department carry tablets in patrol cars when responding to crisis calls.





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Madison-Ridgeland Academy had a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the new middle school building and dining commons.