Today's Top Stories

Report could determine future of Jackson’s tourism tax

The future of Jackson’s tourism tax could be decided by a report expected to be wrapped up in December.

Donna Yowell, a Brookhaven native, now lives in Madison. She earned her bachelor’s degree in horticulture and forestry from Mississippi State University. Yowell now serves as the executive director for the Mississippi Urban Forest Council.

Former Jackson City Councilman and current Judge Jeff Weill is a candidate for the Mississippi Court of Appeals – 4th district.

Markell Young is so dedicated to football, he’s going to start running track.

When track season begins, the Ridgeland Titans’ leading running back will be running track, mainly because he wants to get better at football.

A master developer could be in place by the spring to help redevelop a now vacant eight-acre site across from the Jackson Convention Complex.

Action Plan Includes Total Boating Ban in Pelahatchie Bay

Chaos en route to the church


Is it me, or do the most chaotic moments in life seem to be on the way to church? At a recent Sunday service, I had finally, frantically landed in a pew. My parents had patiently saved a seat for me and my son. Of course, within five minutes, I had impatiently hushed my mom for "whispering" too loud and given my dad a look for not hearing.


The Madison Lions Club recently held an installation dinner for its new members Joshua Gates and Eric Harmon. Shown are (from left) Dick Largel, Joshua and Lynda Gates, John Kirk, and Harmon.

Miss Brooks and Lampton planning July 29 wedding in Dallas ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. F. Stephen Brooks of Dallas announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth McNeille Brooks, to Louis Powell Lampton of Jackson.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of George McNeille Brooks of Stamford, Conn. and the late Lisbeth Gibson Brooks, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Lowber Virden III of Greenville.

Band awards

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School beginning band recently presented their spring concert. The following students received awards (from left) Bailey Walker, Mark Edward Wilson (Musicianship), Madison Word (All-Around Bandsman), Sophia Lewis, Alexandra Zevallos (Musicianship), Eliza Beckett (Spirit), and Tia Harris (Citizenship).

Eagle honor

Alex Turner, (center) son of Mr. and Mrs. David Turner, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a recent Court of Honor held by Boy Scout Troop 18 of Jackson.

Parade of the famous

First Presbyterian Day School fourth-graders held a Mississippi Parade for the school the morning of their reports on famous Mississippians. Shown are (from left) Lanie Phillips, Campbell Wyatt, Morgan McClain, Caroline Smith, Alyssa Claire Cranford, Lila Watson, Ella Kincaid, Lucy Tyra, and Mamie Barton.