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A year later, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) board is returning to several tactics to fight Giant Salvinia, which has been rediscovered in Pelahatchie Bay.
Northsider attempting to replenish disappearing trees
NCL Waste has hired an attorney and announced opposition to Ridgeland’s plans for annexation.
St. Anthony plans December 7 event
Dick Hall has served nearly 21 years as Central District Transportation Commissioner, having first been appointed to the position by the late Gov. Kirk Fordice.


FOUNDATION OFFICERS

The Madison County Business League & Foundation recently announced the 2019-20 board of directors and officers. The mission of the Madison County Business League & Foundation is to bring together, under one organization, the voice of numerous entities in order to establish a clear and concise message for the future.




Prep vs. JA

By ANTHONY WARREN,

One of the most storied rivalries of local high school football will continue again this Friday, when Jackson Prep and Jackson Academy meet up for the second time this season in the playoffs.

A win in the semi-final matchup would put Prep (9-2, 4-1) back in the MAIS 6A Division 1 championship game for the ninth consecutive year.



Edward B. Ramirez

Edward B. Ramirez, a retired electrical engineer, passed away at the age of 90. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Early in his career, he designed switchgear for minesweepers used by all NATO countries. He also developed switchgear for the air force. He authored 14 Navship Instruction Manuals for the Navy.


Water line repair delayed, service not impacted yet for Northside businesses

Jackson city officials have postponed plans to repair a broken water main likely until later this week, after officials learned that the line is located near underground communications fibers.

The city announced yesterday that it was planning to shut off water on the night of November 11 to repair a main break under Old Canton Road.



William Darrell Austin, M.D.

William Darrell Austin, M.D., 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church Madison on Saturday, November 16, 2019 followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. under the direction of Sebrell Funeral Home, Ridgeland.




Retha Slay Jeffreys

Retha Slay was born in 1931, fifth of six children born to George Dewey and Beulah Stevens Slay.  She died peacefully on November 9, 2019 at Ridgeland Place after an extended illness.



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