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Reform is desperately needed for Mississippi’s defined benefit pension system.
One summer morning in mid-August, Ridgeland resident Lisa Magee noticed a foul odor at her home in Dinsmor subdivision.
Tax Collector Kay Pace is working to make errands like paying property taxes and renewing car tags easier for Madison County residents.
The Reservoir Police Department is taking steps to ensure the safety of Ridgeland motorists with the installation of traffic camera equipment.
The constant squealing and splashing distracted me from my task of watching the briar studded ridge.

Boys soccer

Playing on Jackson Academy’s junior varsity boys soccer team are (from left, back) Scott Swalley, Cruise Nance, Will Rhodes, Cameron McMichael, Hayden Parr, Thomas Antici, Win Hooker, Brooks Magee; (second row) John Moak Scarbrough, Noah Ramey, Clayton Upchurch, Matthew Mehrle, Hudson Hadley, Blake Jones, Samuel Chustz, Red Deaton; (front) Loui


Sophomore court

Madison Central High School sophomore homecoming court members are (from left, back) Justin Rose, Creek Robertson, Duke Arnold, Carl White; (front) Lexi Sanders, Anna Kay Bumgarner, Logan Watrous and Lana Evans.  Homecoming is set for the week of September 24-28.



Homecoming time

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Homecoming 2018. The day’s festivities began as football players, cheerleaders, and dancers greeted Early Childhood Center and Lower School students at carpool and visited classrooms. Shown are (back) Saffron Quinn; (from left, front) Mehak Bedi, and Simria Bedi.

 




Senior court members

Senior class members of the Jackson Academy 2018-19 homecoming court are (from left, back) Eeshaan Bajaj, son of Dazy and MK Bajaj; Tafarri Pleas, son of Arnetra and Sean Pleas; William Mann III, son of Janet and Doug Mann; Carneilus Powers, son of Tracy Powers and Sophia and Emanuel Harmon; (front) Kate McDowell, daughter of Beth and Mark McDo


Walter Robert Jones Jr.

Walter Robert Jones Jr., M.D., passed into the arms of his Savior October 19.  Walter was born in Greenwood July 21, 1941, to Walter R. Jones and Dorothy Riddell Jones.   He was raised in Inverness,  where he began his lifelong love affair with the Delta land and its people. 



Tiny state agency plans on issuing $895 million bond

By WYATT EMMERICH,

When a Tiny backwater state agency published a public notice in the newspaper that it planned on issuing up to $895 million in state debt, it raised some eyebrows.

The Municipal Gas Authority of Mississippi (MGAM) only has a half-dozen or so employees, but that isn’t stopping the 30-year-old agency from some whopping plans.






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