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Battle against salvinia continues to be successful.

Expenses associated with incorporation funded by donations.

The city of Jackson has spent close to $3 million since last April to address problems associated with the Siemens contract.

Now, the city is trying to recoup those costs and much more.

LeFleur East planning annual fundraiser

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba remembers his recent trip to Iceland well.

Treasurer Lynn Fitch and several fellow Republicans running for statewide office are banking on controversy over the state’s new license plates to shore up conservative support in competitive...

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