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A report detailing the One Lake Project is now available for view online.

Less than two months into the project, Siemens has corrected some 5,400 water bills and $547,000 in back usage fees, according to Public Works Director Bob Miller.

Former Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan is retiring after 27 years with the Jackson Police Department.

Federal funding delays road projects, increases costs

Last February, the city of Jackson received $1.4 million to repave a little more than a mile of East Northside Drive.

The legal battle in the Ridgeland Costco case continues.

And again, the amendments to the city of Ridgeland’s zoning ordinance are being questioned.

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Writing my first novel

By PETER GILDERSON,

How did it all get started? This is a question I often hear when telling others I have written my first novel. Well, it blossomed out of my research into my family’s ancestry. The earliest ancestor of which I am certain was born in the late 1700s in a small village about 15 miles north of London, England.



Dear Editor:

In a recent article by Anthony Warren, covering Levee Board attorney Keith Turner’s One Lake presentation to the Metro Lions Club, there were some statements that need examination. The Vicksburg Corps of Engineers was said to have signed-off on the findings of the first phase of review.


Sports betting

It seems to be a foregone conclusion that, before the summer is out, Mississippians and plenty of visitors to this state will be placing their bets on college and professional sporting events at state-domiciled casinos.




Fellow Inductees

Twenty attorneys were inducted as “Fellows” of the Mississippi Bar Foundation at the foundation’s annual meeting. They are (from left, standing) Dennis W. Miller, J. Douglas Minor Jr., Hubbard T. Saunders IV, L. Grant Bennett, Pope S. Mallette, Judge M. Ronald Doleac, Judge Lee J. Howard IV, Roy A. Smith Jr., James M. Hood III, Timothy C.



Gift to speech school

The Debutante Mother’s Club of Mississippi recently made a $500 charitable donation to the Magnolia Speech School for their work with children facing speech and language challenges. Shown are (from left, back) Frances Cole, Holly Buchanan, Valerie Linn, Lyn McMillin, Krish Sachdeva; (front) Haylen Sorrell and Chloe McGinty.


Good Samaritan

Veronica Herrin, director of volunteer services and case manager at The Good Samaritan Center, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Herrin told about the different services and events the non-profit social service organization offers. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at noon on Tuesdays at The Rickhouse.



Mangum knows his worth

By RICK CLEVELAND,

As we all know, Jake Mangum wasn’t selected in last week’s Major League Draft until the 32nd round – a fact that became all the more puzzling after Mangum spurred Mississippi State to a memorable NCAA Super Regional victory over Vanderbilt last weekend.



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