Today's Top Stories

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.

Moungers recognized by Fondren renaissance for contributions to city and state

WellsFest plans finalized

The state recently passed the Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi Lottery Law and the Mississippi Infrastructure Modernization Act (MIMA), two bills that will ultimately mean more money for road infrastructure across the state.

Gov. Phil Bryant recently announced his support for Circuit Judge Jeff Weill in his election campaign for the Mississippi Court of Appeals.

Residents along one Belhaven street will soon have a new sidewalk.

The Jackson City Council recently approved bringing on Blurton, Banks and Associates to replace a portion of a deteriorated sidewalk along Gillespie Street.

More hospital bankruptcies

In the last month, four more Mississippi hospitals have filed for bankruptcy in Magee, Batesville, Amory and Clarksdale. This is just the latest in a list of dozens of Mississippi rural hospitals that are either closing, filing for bankruptcy or struggling to pay their bills.

Third time not a charm

For the third time, the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office has tried to convict Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith and for the third time this has failed. This time, the case was tried in Rankin County with an all-white jury. Still no conviction. Smith’s attorney called for an end to the “witch hunt” against his client.

Rushed lottery law

Addressing a group of press and involved citizens at the Stennis Capitol Press Forum, 34-year veteran state senator Hob Bryan delivered a persuasive evisceration of the state legislature’s most recent special session creating a lottery to help fund repairs to our state’s crumbling roads and bridges.

Crime Report

Madison Crime

The Madison Police Department received the following reports for:

Azalea Circle - petit larceny, August 27;

Colony Crossing - credit card fraud, August 27;

Colony Crossing - credit card fraud, two counts, August 28;

Grandview Blvd - credit card fraud, August 28;

King of the court

Doug Morgan was the big winner of the August River Hills King of the Court session, getting a $180 paycheck for his tennis doubles prowess. Other winners sharing the $1,000 total purse are (from left) Jack McCants, Nick Morgan, Miles Marcus, Doug Morgan, Bob Crumpton, Stephen Stacks.



Madison Ridgeland Academy elementary recently held its annual prayer walk.