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Battle against salvinia continues to be successful.

Expenses associated with incorporation funded by donations.

The city of Jackson has spent close to $3 million since last April to address problems associated with the Siemens contract.

Now, the city is trying to recoup those costs and much more.

LeFleur East planning annual fundraiser

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba remembers his recent trip to Iceland well.

Treasurer Lynn Fitch and several fellow Republicans running for statewide office are banking on controversy over the state’s new license plates to shore up conservative support in competitive...

Work needed determines how long neighborhood bridges remain closed


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


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.

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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).


Breaking News




Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year.