Today's Top Stories

Jackson could soon the join the myriad of other cities that have sued Siemens following complications with a water system overhaul.

Fines continue to increase for delay in completing airport work

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler said her goal for 2019 is to continue building on the city’s success, safety and overall quality of life that earned Madison national accolades in 2018.

St. Joseph drawdown planned February 23

Madison couple exchange marriage vows in Bahamas with sharks part of the wedding party

She loves being active and doesn’t like to sit still.

She collects Herend figurines.

She’s crafty and knows how to sew and knit.

She can use a jackhammer well.

Rewards project

First Presbyterian Day School earns money for special projects when families sign up for Kroger Rewards.  Shown with the latest earnings are (from left) Sophia Barnett and Abbott Adams.

Brand new

New faculty and staff at First Presbyterian Day School include (from left) Abram Hernandez, technology support specialist; Connie Cade, fifth-grade teacher; Sara Riles, art teacher; Elizabeth Brown, first-grade teacher; and Julie Hoeniges, fifth-grade teacher.

First team

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s football team had several players selected to the 1st Team All District for 2017. Recipients of this honor are (from left) Nathan Barham, Wade Montjoy, Joseph Garner, and Dickson Ray.

Baseball for UM

Madison Central High School senior Knox Loposer signed a letter of intent for baseball with the University of Mississippi. Shown are (from left, back) Madison Central head baseball coach Patrick Robey, Ed and Susan Hodger; (front) Leslie, Knox, Price  and Jay Loposer.

Football defense

Jackson Prep recently presented football varsity awards. Receiving the MAIS 2017 Defensive award are team members (from left) Maddox Henry, Most Valuable Back; William Cotten, Most Valuable Lineman; Adam Norsworthy, Most Valuable Lineman; Wilson Mink, Most Valuable Back; and Hayden Hill, Most Valuable Linebacker.

Nearing tomato time again


I missed the brutally cold temperatures last week. To be honest, I’m somewhat glad I wasn’t here, for as painful as it was to endure 30 minutes of praise and another four days, 23 hours, and 30 minutes of what I will need to do in 2018 to be successful, I think the bone-chilling weather would have been just as painful.

Richard Lee Buford

Richard Lee Buford, 85, passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior January 14 in Apollo Beach, Fla. while surrounded by his family.

A former resident of Jackson, he was born in Holly Springs on February 27, 1932 to the late Charles C. and Dellie Regel Buford.

‘Great Job’


City successfully battles fallout from freezing weather

At press time, the capital city was bracing for another round of sub-freezing temperatures, which could again challenge the city’s worn out water mains.

session outlook

Rep. Denny targeting increasing CCID funding, changing voting laws during session

Increasing allocations for road, water and sewer projects in the Capitol Complex Improvement District (CCID), and changing voting laws to make it easier to register and vote are among top priorities for District 64 Rep. Bill Denny.



We are fortunate to attend a small church with a tight-knit congregation. Our children’s committee hosts a baby shower for each expectant family in our church and invites the entire congregation.