Today's Top Stories

Another water main break in Jackson is blocking Old Canton Road between I-55 and State Street at East Hill and Grove Park roads.
High school band members reunite for Michael J. Fox Foundation parkinson's research benefit.  For Mart McMullan, it’s not adversity that defines you, but how you handle it.
Yet another hurdle has been thrown in the path of the Museum Trail, but Northsiders are certain they’ll be able to jump it.
With the future of the city and opportunity for growth in mind, Ridgeland has filed a petition to annex a section of land that Mayor Gene McGee says is the only viable option for growth.
Special Olympic plans annual benefit.

Conference gala

The Mississippi State Society Colonial Dames XVII Century held the 54th annual state conference recently at Trustmark Park.  Special guest for this year’s conference was President General, Leslie Daly Breaux of Louisiana.

DAR speaker

The Annandale Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently enjoyed guest speaker Dr. Christian Pinnen, who spoke on “The American Revolution in the Gulf South.” Shown are (from left) Debbie Cannon, Annandale Chapter Regent, MSSDAR; and Dr. Pinnen.

Gardening Glimpses


I promised, in my last article, trying to get you to meet the early deadline March l, and the absolute deadline, which is tomorrow (well mostly,) why I believed that this convention of 2018 might be the greatest, and the largest in participation, of any in our American Daffodil Society history since 1964.

Eagle Scout

Tripp Thomas (center) recently received his Eagle Scout designation at the February court of honor at First Baptist Church. Thomas is an Eagle in Troop 8 First Baptist Church of Jackson. He is shown with his parents Lori and Wes Thomas. He is an eighth-grader at   Madison Middle School.

Mississippi Press

Madison-Ridgeland Rotarians learned more about media and community newspapers in Mississippi during a recent club luncheon. Rotarian Layne Bruce, executive director of the Mississippi Press Association, talked about the trade group’s 110-member publications and trends in the industry, including digital transition.

Clean water

Anne Elizabeth Buys, Miss Mississippi 2017, was a recent speaker at the Rotary Club of Jackson. Since age 13, Buys has been involved in supplying clean water to areas in need. Shown are (from left) club President Brooks Buchanan, Buys, and Julian Watson.

Pulsing drumbeats


“All in all, we had a good day.”

My cruise mate, Edrie Royals and I were semi-prone in the chairs on our balcony as our ship, the Celebrity Millennium prepared to leave port in Okinawa and set sail for our next stop, Nagasaki, Japan.


Madison Ridgeland Academy sixth-grade cheerleaders include (from left, back) Alecya Berry, Savannah Rimmer, Mary Crisler Gatlin, Julia Mason, Olivia Gainey, Emmie Adams, Taylor Waldrop, Elisabeth Morton; (middle row) Emma Kate Cook, Gracie Rhea, Charley Roberts, Emery Grissom, Anna Mac Dew, Lily Beth Hall, Abby Sheffield; (front) Scarlett Jacob


Breaking News

Another water main break in Jackson is blocking Old Canton Road between I-55 and State Street at... READ MORE


Edward B. Ramirez, a retired electrical engineer, passed away at the age of 90. He was a veteran... READ MORE


Cheering for Jackson Prep this year are (from left, back) Eliza Hollingsworth, Margaret Dye, Livi Mathews, Addy Katherine Allen, Rosemary McClintock, Kennedy Cleveland, Rachel Rutledge, Mari Lampt