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It passed. 

HB 1612, which would allow for the creation of Community Improvement Districts (CIDs), just passed the Senate.

The vote total was immediately available.

Several major road projects completed, nearly completed

Weather pending, crews are expected to wrap up work on a $4 million street repaving project in April.

Nearly 15 years after the original plans were announced for Harbor Walk, Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) officials are still optimistic about the development.

Opera prepares for April 27 production

JUUL Labs has since responded to our story published in print and online. Their statement is in the story below.

 

Anyone attending or watching the Madison County board of supervisors meeting last week probably felt a bit of déjà vu.

What you think you know

By KELLEY WILLIAMS,

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” The Big Short, a movie based on the Michael Lewis book about the sub-prime meltdown, opens with this quote. And attributes it to Mark Twain. It sounds like Mark Twain. He could have said it or written it. But it appears he didn’t.


I'm Home!

By WALTER REDDEN,

As of Wednesday, January 17, I’m back in Mississippi to stay. After living in Southwest Florida for about three years, it’s good to be back.




New Southern board member

Ernest Moniz, former secretary of the Department of Energy during the Obama administration, is joining the board of directors of Southern Company, the second largest utility company in America and parent of Mississippi Power Company.







SIDS benefit

Century Club Charities, the host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, presented a $7,500 donation to the Mississippi SIDS & Infant Safety Alliance.





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Kindergarteners (from left) Jaycee Baker, Paylor Jordan, Lucy Hines, Hart Noblitt and Carter Haralson recently dressed for their hundredth day of school at Jackson Academy.