Today's Top Stories
Nearly every time the board that oversees Mississippi’s Public Employees’ Retirement System jacks up the rate that the taxpayers have to kick in to keep the system financially viable, it says that the latest increase should provide long-term solvency.
And every time they are wrong.
Susan Collins, the moderate Republican Maine senator considered a key vote on a pending U.S. Supreme Court nominee, made a bizarre observation the other day.
As the Sun recently reported, delays to repaving roads is often linked to the bureaucracy of federal matching funds and grants. The delays can be years.
James Tullos, Jackson Bridge Association director, presided over the local fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. Nationally, on June 21 bridge clubs hosted “The Longest Day,” a day of bridge from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sam Fant was recently named Madison County market president for Citizens National Bank. Fant served Citizens National for six years as manager of the bank’s Madison Banking Centre before he became a relationship banker. His community service includes involvement as a board member for Madison the City’s Chamber of Commerce. During his time on
Christopher Freeze, FBI Special Agent in Charge in the Jackson office, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson about the challenges faced by youth and the importance of focusing resources and attention on those challenges.
The Salvation Army Jackson Corps and The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary recently hosted a welcome party for Majors Robert and Karen Lyle. Members of the community and The Salvation Army Advisory Board met the Lyles and welcomed them to Mississippi. The Lyles came to Jackson from a posting in Chattanooga, where they served as area commanders.
The Professional Advisory Board of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation recently met to welcome Walton Fenelon as the new associate director. Shown are (from left, back) Catherine Wells, Kim Jones, Donna Smith, Fenelon, Gina O’Connell, Anna Adcock; (front) Lee Parrott, Mark Roth, and Arianna Bierdeman.
Mark Fields introduced Stephen Black of Impact America at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Jackson. His organization encourages the mindset that college students and graduates are duty bound to participate in the greater good and encourages students to participate in the evolution of communities.