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Flushing the toilet could be a problem for some Northsiders, another complication resulting from the Pearl River flood.
City, county and state officials have been working to help with evacuations and with rescues. 
Flow coming from the reservoir spillway dam
Officials with the Ross Barnett Reservoir said today that they were nearing capacity and would begin releasing more water beginning late this afternoon.
Operation Sandbag at Public Works Maintenance yard on Michael Avalon Road. Hundreds of cars and trucks are waiting to pick up and fill sand bags at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.
As the Pearl River rises, houses at the intersection of Rollingwood and Dendron take on water.
Flow coming from the reservoir spillway dam




session outlook

Lawmakers to take on voter reform as one of their top priorities for the 2019 legislative session

 

David Blount

District 29 Sen. David Blount hopes the recent elections will bring more attention to the state’s early voting laws, and spur lawmakers to support voter reform efforts during the 2019 legislative session.




AWARD GRANT

The Madison County Business League and Foundation and the Madison County Community Trust awarded a grant to the Madison County Schools to fund ACT Work Keys testing for their district academies and career and technical students.  Successful completion of the ACT Work Keys test provides certificates recognized by employers throughout Mississippi







Gerard Gibert on Mississippi Lottery

Gerard Gibert, a resident of Ridgeland, was recently named to the Mississippi lottery board of directors. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in economics from the University of Mississippi. He is the CEO of Venture Technology. Gibert recently spoke with Sun reporter Nikki Rowell about the Mississippi lottery.



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Northsider Dale Frazier shared this video from his neighborhood. Despite only being able to access... READ MORE

Obituaries

Kenneth Samuel "Ken" Pace, Jr., 73, passed peacefully at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland on... READ MORE

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1. She took her first ceramics class at seven years old at Pickenpaugh Pottery. 2. She and her father got their black belts in Tae Kwon Do together.