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Mississippi State, Ole Miss top choices for Northside graduates

The numbers are in, and Mississippi State University is the top choice this year for Northside graduates.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is moving forward with several projects in south Madison County and North Jackson.

St. Andrew’s honors trustees

Northsider returns home from iraq as part of his travels around the world with National Guard

Lauren Rhoades was recently named director of the Eudora Welty House and Garden in Belhaven.

DeAsia was being shown around the governor’s mansion after her birthday, when she asked First Lady Deborah Bryant if she could stop for just a few minutes in the rose parlor.

Highway plan

By WAID PRATHER,

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, as chairman of the Mississippi Senate, recently began an effort to buy a big stick which he can use for either of at least two political ends.




Community Improvement Districts

Mississippi needs to join a growing list of states that allow Community Improvement Districts (CID). The Jackson City Council, including Northside councilwoman Virgi Lindsey, supports CIDs. Twenty-five neighborhood associations endorse CIDs including Eastover, Loho, Lefleur East, Rollingwood, Fondren, Belhaven and Heatherwood.




Helping speeders

It rarely makes sense for a legislature to pass laws that are unlikely to be enforced. But the Mississippi Legislature has done just that.

The Senate last week sent House Bill 80 to Gov. Phil Bryant. The bill forbids motorists from driving in the left-hand lane on a multi-lane roadway “whenever it impedes the flow of other traffic.”


King of the Court

​Tripp Segars was the big winner of the late winter River Hills King of the Court session, getting a $180 paycheck for his tennis doubles prowess. Other winners sharing the $1,000 total purse are (from left) Nelson Creath, Will Puckett, Kevin Kellum, Jamie Chustz, Segars, ​Fred Ferguson​ and Gil Burke.



Heavenly design

Fondren artist Roz Roy spoke recently to the Metro Jackson Lions Club. Roy, who launched her studio / gallery in 2007, discussed her process for creating art, as well as growing up in Jackson and living with the effects of polio. Shown are (from left) Roy and Lion Jerry File.






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Mississippi State, Ole Miss top choices for Northside graduates

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Obituaries

Betty McCarty Edwards, age 96, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2019 at St. Catherine’s... READ MORE


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Jackson Prep Chi Alpha Mu 2019 members include (from left, back) Will Skipper, Sam Stogner, Jackie Chen, Harrison Jones, William Walker, Maddox Noe, Walker Headley, Jeffrey Jordan, George Pittman,