Today's Top Stories

A settlement could be on the horizon in the city of Jackson’s $225 million lawsuit against Siemens Industry.
The coming weeks promise to be busy for leaders with two Northside community groups, who are pushing forward with plans to implement “community improvement districts” (CIDs).
Children learning early value of Community Commitment through Junior Homeowners Association. Residents and officials in the city of Madison talk a lot about having “hometown spirit.”
A second arrest has been made in Jackson’s water theft investigation.
Golf on the N’side growing in popularity among junior players After plateauing in recent years, junior golf on the Northside again appears to be on the upswing.

$547,000 and Counting

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Less than two months into the project, Siemens has corrected some 5,400 water bills and $547,000 in back usage fees, according to Public Works Director Bob Miller.

Siemens was brought back on in late April to help the city resolve lingering problems with the city’s water/sewer billing system.


James McGowan retiring

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Former Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan is retiring after 27 years with the Jackson Police Department.

McGowan previously headed up the North Jackson precinct before being promoted to district commander under former Police Chief Lee Vance.

On Monday, McGowan announced he was retiring on a social media post.



Catch-22

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Federal funding delays road projects, increases costs

Last February, the city of Jackson received $1.4 million to repave a little more than a mile of East Northside Drive.

Nearly a year and a half later, the city has not bid the project for construction, and cannot do so until after it gets the go-ahead from the state.










N’sider spends spare time cleaning Pearl River

By ANTHONY WARREN,

When he’s not working, John Breland can be found traversing the Pearl River, picking up other people’s trash.

The professional cabinet maker goes out on the river about twice a week to collect garbage.

For Breland, cleaning up the Pearl has become a passion, and something that many people say has made the river a better place.


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Tim Bryan has taken over for Dan Gaillet as engineer for Madison County.

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Leslie Evalyn Hodge, 51, of New Orleans passed away at home on August 16, 2019.  Born in Augusta,... READ MORE

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First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders (from left) Causey Jones and Casen Macke were chosen Best Manners by their classmates.