Today's Top Stories

Jackson could soon the join the myriad of other cities that have sued Siemens following complications with a water system overhaul.

Fines continue to increase for delay in completing airport work

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler said her goal for 2019 is to continue building on the city’s success, safety and overall quality of life that earned Madison national accolades in 2018.

St. Joseph drawdown planned February 23

Madison couple exchange marriage vows in Bahamas with sharks part of the wedding party

She loves being active and doesn’t like to sit still.

She collects Herend figurines.

She’s crafty and knows how to sew and knit.

She can use a jackhammer well.

Overlooking misconduct

Breaking the law or being accused of it is apparently no big deal if you happen to work for U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson.

The Democratic congressman from Mississippi is standing by his chief of staff, I. Lanier Avant, after Avant was hit with a second round of charges related to his repeated failure to pay federal income taxes.

Tea Party challenges

The recent Republican primary result in a special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama is encouraging tea party conservative Chris McDaniel to consider taking another stab at pulling the improbable in Mississippi — unseating a longtime congressional incumbent.

Trial fiasco

The conclusion of the sensational murder trial in Batesville of Quinton Tellis, the man accused of setting 19-year-old Jessica Chambers on fire, will go down in the annals of Mississippi criminal justice lore as one of the most peculiar.

Mary Poppins

Jackson Academy’s performance of “Mary Poppins” promises to be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, with a cast of students including (from left) Lucy Allen, Latham Nance, Reese Overstreet, and Willis Thigpen. The show runs October 28-30 and November 4-5, with evening performances at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays.

Soccer project

Rusty Bryant and Scott Taylor from Mississippi Brilla FC visited the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently to discuss the minor league soccer team’s competitive season and urban soccer project. Shown are (from left) Taylor, Rotarian Matt Monsour, and Bryant.

Looking good for the Saints


Before this NFL season began you may have read a prediction in this column forecasting a fourth consecutive 7-9 season for the New Orleans Saints. Seemed a pretty safe assumption. Where the Saints were concerned, mediocrity had become a staple.

Memories of the miracle of 2009 were becoming more and more faint.



We are fortunate to attend a small church with a tight-knit congregation. Our children’s committee hosts a baby shower for each expectant family in our church and invites the entire congregation.