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Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the city of Jackson has issued a boil water notice for residents on Robert Drive.

Since May more than 400 potholes in North Jackson repaired

More than 35,000 faulty water meters were installed as part of the city’s $91 million energy performance contract with Siemens.

Mississippi Food and Wine Festival

Grandfather and grandson become traveling partners enjoying tennis tournaments

A national criminal justice reform group wants a federal investigation into Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.







The undead Yazoo pump Project

By KELLEY WILLIAMS,

The Mississippi Public Service Commission finally drove a stake through the gasifier heart of the Kemper County Lignite Plant. So customers won’t pay for most of its $7 billion cost. But the PSC may allow $300 million more in gasifier collateral costs for its turbines running on natural gas. These toes are still sticking up.


Oh, my, he was great

By RICK CLEVELAND,

Sports broadcaster extraordinaire Dick Enberg died during the Christmas holidays – December 21 to be exact – at the age of 82. He brought so much joy to my life, his passing shouldn’t go without comment.

So, of course, my first comment: “Dick Enberg, is gone. Oh my!”



Gardening Glimpses

By MRS. HERMAN MCKENZIE,

I lost my gardening partner five weeks ago, and it doesn’t get any easier, day by day, going on alone.

Today would have been Herman’s 88th birthday.   

So hard to realize that all our projects, planned together, are now up to me, and of course son Kevin and great friend Pete McKay.





Counter Terrorism

Todd Bobe, special agent with the Jackson field office of the FBI, was the guest speaker at a recent lunch meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Bobe discussed the FBI’s efforts at counter terrorism investigations close to home in Mississippi.


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