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A settlement could be on the horizon in the city of Jackson’s $225 million lawsuit against Siemens Industry.
Madison county leader and family enjoys exploring europe in addition to snow skiing out west.
Madison County School District is working to accommodate growth with lasting additions including a new facility to house  sixth-graders in the Germantown zone.
MadCAAP’s fundraiser scheduled October 1.
Established overlay districts proving successful for Jackson.

Ubering in Jackson

By NIKKI ROWELL,

A pregnant woman, Italian blues guitarist and a serviceman, Clark Carpenter never knows who will end up getting into his car.

That’s because he’s one of more than 16,000 drivers employed across the globe as an Uber driver.





Writing my first novel

By PETER GILDERSON,

How did it all get started? This is a question I often hear when telling others I have written my first novel. Well, it blossomed out of my research into my family’s ancestry. The earliest ancestor of which I am certain was born in the late 1700s in a small village about 15 miles north of London, England.



Dear Editor:

In a recent article by Anthony Warren, covering Levee Board attorney Keith Turner’s One Lake presentation to the Metro Lions Club, there were some statements that need examination. The Vicksburg Corps of Engineers was said to have signed-off on the findings of the first phase of review.


Sports betting

It seems to be a foregone conclusion that, before the summer is out, Mississippians and plenty of visitors to this state will be placing their bets on college and professional sporting events at state-domiciled casinos.




Fellow Inductees

Twenty attorneys were inducted as “Fellows” of the Mississippi Bar Foundation at the foundation’s annual meeting. They are (from left, standing) Dennis W. Miller, J. Douglas Minor Jr., Hubbard T. Saunders IV, L. Grant Bennett, Pope S. Mallette, Judge M. Ronald Doleac, Judge Lee J. Howard IV, Roy A. Smith Jr., James M. Hood III, Timothy C.



Gift to speech school

The Debutante Mother’s Club of Mississippi recently made a $500 charitable donation to the Magnolia Speech School for their work with children facing speech and language challenges. Shown are (from left, back) Frances Cole, Holly Buchanan, Valerie Linn, Lyn McMillin, Krish Sachdeva; (front) Haylen Sorrell and Chloe McGinty.


Good Samaritan

Veronica Herrin, director of volunteer services and case manager at The Good Samaritan Center, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Herrin told about the different services and events the non-profit social service organization offers. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at noon on Tuesdays at The Rickhouse.


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Breaking News

Northsiders were among the 1,254 SPRING graduates from Hinds Community College.

Obituaries

Waymond Lee Rone died August 19, 2019 in Jackson, Mississippi. Just two weeks earlier he had been... READ MORE

Social

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Holland Townes (center) during the 2019 Senior Night. He was recognized with the baseball team.