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Northsiders might want to take a break from dyeing eggs, buying candy and making baskets to take in the Township Jazz Festival.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation is cautioning residents about road work this weekend in Madison County. Here is the press release:

More than $26 million earmarked to rehab North State Street

Should Mississippi allow qualified patients with debilitating medical conditions as certified by Mississippi licensed physicians to use medical marijuana?

Prep plans fundraising weekend

UMMC librarian returns artifacts found during lunchtime rambles

Believe in Mississippi

Rick Looser, creator of the “Mississippi…Believe It” campaign, was a recent speaker at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) President Brooks Buchanan, Looser, and Tom Johnson, past Rotary president, and past district assistant governor of Rotary District 6820.

Golf tournament

Steve Jent, executive director of the Sanderson Farms Championship, spoke recently to the Rotary Club of North Jackson about the Sanderson Farms Championship, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Shown are (from left) Rotarian Matt Monsour, Jent, and Rotary Club of North Jackson President Witt Ruffin.

Founders day

Members of Alpha Chi Omega, Jackson alumni chapter, Kappa Lambda Kappa, recently celebrated their Founder’s Day. The national collegiate women’s fraternity was established in 1885. Shown are (from left) Kathy Green, Kay McKinnon, Mimi Speyerer, Kay Ewing, Janet Scott, Kathy McGowan, Barbara Travis and Jan Taylor.

Gardening Glimpses


This is an anniversary column. A bit odd, for a 49th anniversary, but I know that for sure, because 49 years ago our son was born.

Jimmye asked me, earlier in the year when the Sun was beginning its 50th anniversary celebrations if this wasn’t the column’s bicentennial year, but I told her “No, and this I will always remember.”



The University of Mississippi recently released the Fall 2018 Dean’s List. Students must earn a semester GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 to be listed on the Dean’s List.