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BARNETT RESERVOIR - The National Weather Service on Monday said the Pearl River crested early Sunday at 34.34 feet at Jackson and is expected to continue slowly falling through the week.
Effective January 27, three Northside grocery stores will have new owners.
Leaders with the Jackson-Hinds Library System (JHLS) knew months ago that they might face budgetary shortfalls early in the 2020 fiscal year.
One summer morning in mid-August, Ridgeland resident Lisa Magee noticed a foul odor at her home in Dinsmor subdivision.
Hinds County has spent more than $5 million on road repaving and repairs in the last two years, according to District One Supervisor Robert Graham.




Engineering fees lower than expected for Riverside Drive

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Engineering for phase two of the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project will be half as costly as originally thought.

Even with that good news, though, construction will not move forward on the project until the city of Jackson has the funds in place to pay for it.

To date, no funds have been set aside for construction.


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Policy for Donations

Monetary donations for new amenities are now permissible at the reservoir.

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) board recently approved guidelines for monetary donations for the installation of benches, water fountains, dog watering stations and exercise equipment.



Sixty years

Rowan Brinston celebrates 60 years with Beemons and soon hitting 90 years of living

Rowan Brinston joined Beemon Drugs in 1958, the iconic pharmacy sold ice cream, had a soda fountain and a grill.

Sixty years later he misses the hamburgers. They were “good eating.”





Jackson may not be benefitting from government

By JAY WIENER,

Matthew 22:21 says, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.” Save for the Doctrine of the Separation of Church and State, it might be suggested that “There ought to be a law:” The solemnity of Easter and the irreverence of April Fool’s Day are sufficiently incompatible that the two sh




Good times coming slow

A recent measurement of Mississippi’s economy is generally positive, but it also shows how statistics can be misleading or even wrong.

The website RichStatesPoorStates.org this week ranked each state based on “a forward looking forecast based on the state’s standing in 15 important state policy variables.”


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BARNETT RESERVOIR - The National Weather Service on Monday said the Pearl River crested early... READ MORE

Obituaries

Richard (Dick) Wilcox, 75, died Friday, January 17, 2020 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS... READ MORE