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Recent bill could be contributing to increase in vagrancy

A bill authored by a North Mississippi lawmaker likely has increased panhandling in the capital city.

Four years after it was approved by Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission, the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project has yet to get off the drawing board.

Special Olympics hosts fundraiser

Stadium gate named in honor of longtime supporters of University of Mississippi

The Children’s Defense Fund recently released nine policy changes that could help lift 5.5 million children across the country out of poverty.

If all goes according to plan, contractors could begin repaving yet another section of North State Street by mid-August.










New eagle scout

James Threadgill, (center) son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Threadgill, was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor held by Boy Scout Troop 18 of Jackson. For his required Eagle project, he oversaw the building of storage shelves at Peyton’s House, an after-school program for inner-city middle and high school young men.


Crime report

Jackson Crime

The Jackson Police Department received the following reports for:

Benning Road, 700 block, auto burglary, June 26;

Benning Road, 700 block, house burglary, June 22;

Briarwood Drive, 600 block, auto burglary, June 22;

Briarwood Drive, 600 block, larceny, June 23;



Betty M. McNair

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland for Betty M. McNair of Ridgeland.

Betty McNair, 84, died July 8, after a lengthy illness.


Marie Morris Alfonso

 Services were held July 3 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Gulfport, for Marie Morris Alfonso. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery with military honors by the U.S. Army.


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Aaron Pelch, interim athletic director and head football coach at Millsaps College, has been formally named as athletic director. Pelch will continue to serve as head football coach.