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Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the city of Jackson has issued a boil water notice for residents on Robert Drive.

Since May more than 400 potholes in North Jackson repaired

More than 35,000 faulty water meters were installed as part of the city’s $91 million energy performance contract with Siemens.

Mississippi Food and Wine Festival

Grandfather and grandson become traveling partners enjoying tennis tournaments

A national criminal justice reform group wants a federal investigation into Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Work needed determines how long neighborhood bridges remain closed

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson city officials say seven bridges that were recently closed will likely be closed for months, meaning Northsiders will have to find alternate routes to work, church, school and other functions.

Citing safety concerns, the city recently shut off access to seven major bridges, including four on the Northside.





East County Line Road work improvements under way; city partners with R’land

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

Jackson and Ridgeland, in partnership, have begun rehabbing east County Line Road.

The project, which stretches from Ridgewood Road to South Wheatley Street, includes a repair, mill, overlay and restripe plus upgrades to traffic signals. The contract was awarded to Dickerson and Bowen for $1.35 million.




Honor Roll

Jackson Academy

Students listed to the honor roll for the third quarter at Jackson Academy include:

 

Twelfth Grade



News Briefs

Coventry Approved

Madison County supervisors have approved the preliminary plat for the second phase Coventry subdivision, which has been subject to opposition in recent weeks.

Another 27 lots were approved last month, adding to the 22 currently under construction as part of the first phase.




answers the calling

Dwayne Pickett Turns Old Canton Road Church into Ministry For Faith And Education

Each Sunday, thousands of resident heads to church to hear one man. Pastor Dwayne Pickett preaches twice every Lord’s day at New Jerusalem on Old Canton Road (former home of Colonial Heights Baptist).



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The Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce and Keep Ridgeland Beautiful received the 2018 Keep America Beautiful Innovative Partnership Award for Zinnia Fields Forever – a partnership between the Ridgeland