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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...

Century club gift

Mississippi Food Network received a $7,500 donation from Century Club Charities, the host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship. Shown are (from left) Steve Jent, executive director, Sanderson Farms Championship; Ken Hall Barnett, Century Club Charities; Charles H.


Got weeds

The Garden Club of Jackson is preparing for the second annual Weed Wrangle Jackson event, set for Saturday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.



ABC Speaker

Jamie Eubanks, director of Mississippi Alcohol Beverage Control, spoke recently to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Shown are (from left) Rotarian Matt Monsour, Eubanks, and Rotary Club President Witt Ruffin.


New superintendent

Reunion Golf and Country Club has named Charley Crell golf course superintendent. Crell is a Mississippi State University graduate with a degree in agronomy. Crell and his wife Suzanne have a three-year-old daughter, Caroline.




CID Legislation Dead

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Despite support from neighborhood leaders across Jackson, Lt. Gov. Reeves has again killed CID legislation.

Here is the text of a letter from District 25 Sen. Walter Michel discussing the bill’s outcome:

Thank you and all of the neighborhood associations for your work with this legislation.



Roadblock?

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Northsiders urge Tate Reeves to pass CID legislation

Northside leaders are again hoping Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves doesn’t block the passage of a bill that will give neighborhoods another tool to preserve property values and improve quality of life.





Amy Turner on therapeutic foster care

Amy Turner is director of children’s services for Catholic Charities Diocese of Jackson, Miss. Turner has been in the position for two years, but has been with the nonprofit for 18.5 years. She has an undergraduate degree in social work from Delta State University and a master’s degree in social work from Jackson State University.


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Jackson city officials are continuing to shut off accounts for delinquent water customers,... READ MORE


Obituaries

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