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Jackson could soon the join the myriad of other cities that have sued Siemens following complications with a water system overhaul.

Fines continue to increase for delay in completing airport work

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler said her goal for 2019 is to continue building on the city’s success, safety and overall quality of life that earned Madison national accolades in 2018.

St. Joseph drawdown planned February 23

Madison couple exchange marriage vows in Bahamas with sharks part of the wedding party

She loves being active and doesn’t like to sit still.

She collects Herend figurines.

She’s crafty and knows how to sew and knit.

She can use a jackhammer well.




Inaugural celebration

Festivities honor Mayor Lumumba

Inauguration festivities for Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba included celebrations in parks throughout the city, the swearing-in ceremony, a prayer breakfast at Grace Inspirations Church on Grand Avenue, and the city of Jackson Unity Ball.




Council approves plans to improve two bridges by Eastover foundation

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Plans to beautify the Eastover neighborhood are moving forward following a vote by the Jackson City Council.

The council recently approved entering into an agreement with the Greater Eastover Neighborhood Foundation (GENF) to allow the neighborhood to improve two public bridges in the neighborhood.




County considers tax

A user tax might become a possibility for Madison County. However, the tax is not meant to affect county residents.

Officials recently discussed how to implement a tax on hotels, motels, and possibly liquor stores in the county.


Longs supports Arts

The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will bring the Russian Folk Instrument Orchestra to the University of Mississippi this fall, thanks to a generous gift from Northsiders Billy and Rebecca Long.



Studying salesmen

Madison County is trying to get a handle on door-to-door salesmen.

During a recent board of supervisors meeting, the county discussed what to do about salesmen knocking on county residents’ doors.


Platt approved

A Madison subdivision is expanding. Hartford, located on N. Old Canton Road, will have two more sections added to the neighborhood.

Madison city officials recently approved the preliminary plats for parts 2A and 3A for the subdivision.


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We are fortunate to attend a small church with a tight-knit congregation. Our children’s committee hosts a baby shower for each expectant family in our church and invites the entire congregation.