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Jackson is getting just $50,000 of the $110 million in BP settlement funds doled out in the recent special session, but District 25 Sen. Walter Michel says the city got a good deal.

Northsiders form group to recognize random acts of kindness; bracelet awarded

Costco construction traffic isn’t to blame for the recent potholes that have cropped up along a recently repaved section of Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland.

First Presbyterian Day School will host its annual fundraiser Holiday Potpourri October 12 in the home of Richard and Charlotte McNeel in the Eastover neighborhood.

Nearly 20 years ago, a group of Northsiders worked tirelessly to improve a once popular Jackson landmark.

Now, their efforts are fading with Mynelle Gardens falling victim to location and city financial woes.

Jackson’s bond payments are skyrocketing this year, and the city has little option but to pay them.

Northpark Funding

A multimillion dollar renovations for Northpark will begin in the first quarter of 2018. The renovations will encompass a comprehensive redevelopment of the center including; entrances, dining area, children’s play area, restrooms, interior and exterior landscaping, furniture, fixtures, lighting and common areas.


Matching Funding

Madison County will be paying a total of $615,000 in matched funds to the city of Madison for road improvements.

Estimates for the Sandalwood ($350,000 in matched funds) and Treasure Cove ($50,000 in matched funds) subdivisions were discussed during a November board of supervisors meeting.







Wicker defeat unlikely

The defeat of an incumbent U.S. Senator in Alabama is encouraging Tea Party conservative Chris McDaniel to consider taking another stab at pulling the improbable in Mississippi — unseating a longtime congressional incumbent.



Chasing jobs

Editorials and columns on this page have questioned the wisdom of multi-million-dollar giveaways to large companies — Nissan, Toyota, Continental Tire — who promise to bring bunches of manufacturing jobs to Mississippi.


Learning from the past

Did Mississippi’s Gulf Coast get lucky recently, or was it structurally better prepared to withstand hurricanes than the last time one hit?

It was probably both.

Hurricane Nate was nowhere nearly as powerful as Katrina, which leveled the Coast in 2005 and still may claim the title as the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.



Jackson Club speaker

Chef David Raines, owner of the Flora Butcher, was the guest speaker at a recent Jackson Club luncheon. The focus of the program was the aged Wagyu beef raised by Raines’s family in Monroe, La. Shown are (from left) Roger Wicker, Raines, David Hartman and club President Spence Flatgard.


One wag’s opinion

By RICK CLEVELAND,

One wag’s opinion on a number of subjects:

• Not to belittle Mississippi State’s monumental effort in a heart-wrenching, 31-24 defeat to No. 1-ranked Alabama last Saturday night, but the Crimson Tide has some serious issues at linebacker. If not solved, Alabama will have a difficult time even making the college football playoffs.


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Robert H. Watson will receive Mississippi College’s Award of Excellence at the university’s 2018 homecoming.

Activities include an October 26 awards banquet at Anderson Hall.