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Northsider Andy Young has been recognized by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) with The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award.
Young, among other recipients, will be honored at the MIAL annual awards banquet June 2 at the Two Mississippi Museums.
With more development in downtown Jackson and Flowood, another flood similar to the 1979 Easter Flood would have far more devastating consequences.
Keith Turner, attorney for the Rankin-Hinds levee board, spoke recently to the Metro Jackson Lions Club.
Kimber L. Halliburton has been selected by the Madison County Board of Education as the next Superintendent of Madison County Schools.
USA International Ballet Competition starts June 10
The primary for Mississippi’s Third Congressional District will be held Tuesday June 5. It’s a hotly contested race, typical of Congressional open seats, now that nine-year incumbent Greg Harper decided not to run.
You have to hand it to the global warming activists. They have good timing. After a very cold April when much of the country suffered from bone chilling temperatures, the GW people waited until the warmer than usual weather of May to make their next pitch.
Edna Ferber’s 1926 novel “Showboat,” adapted into Kern and Hammerstein’s 1927 musical, references “the one drop rule”:
Steve Baker “looked [Sheriff] Ike Keener in the eye. ‘You wouldn’t call a man a white man that’s got Negro blood in him, would you?’
Changing ocean tides is a fact of nature that we have long taken for granted. Ocean tides flow in and out. There are places where they vary greatly, such as in the Bay of Fundy where they roar in and out with an amazing ferocity. In Northern France on the English Channel, Mt. San Michel lies 600 meters from the shore.
The big news in sports has nothing to do with the NBA playoffs or any other games. Instead, it’s a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that removed federal restrictions on how states handle sports gambling.