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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.





Jackson has the second-fewest officers per capita among comparable cities in neighboring states.

At the same time, Jackson has the greatest number of civilian employees when compared to the same cities.

According to FBI crime stats, Jackson has a population of 170,000, 409 sworn police officer and 232 civilian employees in the Jackson Police Department (JPD).



what’s for lunch

Area schools differ in policies concerning students’ lunch options

Northside schools have mixed rules when it comes to parents delivering their students’ meals.

Most schools generally don’t allow parents to bring their students’ lunches, but others are a little more lenient.




Crime Report

Jackson Crime

The Jackson Police Department received the following reports for:

Arlington Street, 700 block, auto burglary, February 11;

Arlington Street, 700 block, auto burglary, February 6;

Belhaven Street, 900 block, auto theft, February 6;

Belvedere Drive, 1900 block, larceny, February 7;





The Holy Land is like no other

By EDRIE ROYALS,

January 8 was the time on the 2018 Christian liturgical calendar for remembering and celebrating the baptism of Jesus. On that day my thoughts returned to the Holy Land as they so often do. I recalled the pilgrimage fellow travelers and I made that began with a visit to Jordan and the river that bears its name.


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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