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Gating ordinance changes overlooks public comment process.

The Madison County board of supervisors has delayed their decision on whether or not to allow another access point onto Church Road from property located south of Church Road and west of Calhoun...

Catholic Charities event planned.

Jacob Bullock gives away birthday to adopt Lemur at Duke University

With Mississippi facing off against the Department of Justice in the longstanding battle over the state’s treatment of mentally ill Mississippians, its defense depends on the office of Attorney...

For Fourth of July this year, patrons of the city of Ridgeland’s annual Balloon Glow can celebrate with a little extra cheer.

Play to learn

Learning through play at First Presbyterian Day School preschool are (from left) Finley Herring, Annalise Lavender, and Annabelle Hendrix.


Maids

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2017 Homecoming maids representing the freshman class are (from left) Claire Azordegan and Xenia Minton.



Club speaker

Paul Bucurel, Rotary District 6820 RLI coordinator and past District 6820 governor, was a recent speaker of the Jackson Rotary Club. Shown are (from left) Roger Venable, Bucurel, Mark Saxon, and Neddie Winters.




First tee

Madison-Ridgeland Rotarians learned about The First Tee of Central Mississippi during a recent luncheon. The First Tee is a nonprofit program aimed at introducing the game of golf to children while promoting core values of integrity and sportsmanship.




Betty Jane Tankersley

Betty Jane Tankersley, 94, passed away October 14.

She was preceeded in death in 2016 by her husband of 63 years, Lloyd Grant Tankersley. She is survived by her loving family, daughter Gail Tankersley Lamb (Scott) and two beloved grandsons, Grayson Harris Lamb and Grant Huston Lamb.

Burial will take place in Blanchard, Okla.


At Last

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Mayor secures financing for major North State project

Two years and numerous discussions later, the city of Jackson is finally moving forward on the North State Street and West County Line Road reconstruction projects.

And the projects will be moving forward more than a year ahead of schedule.




Behind the Scenes

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

Lynda wright helps make Ballet Mississippi  ‘just so beautiful’

Having taken ballet classes all her life, being in charge of the box office, accounts, and even filling in as “Mother Ginger” for three years during The Nutcracker performances, Lynda Wright could be called the backbone of Ballet Mississippi.


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Breaking News

A milestone in the construction of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's (UMMC)... READ MORE


Obituaries

Billye Haskins Dallas, 89, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, passed away June 15, 2019. Visitation is... READ MORE


Social

Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year.