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City plans changes to mass transit system; hiring consultant.
Olivia moore gives back to community through establishing city tennis camp. When athletes make something look easy, they’re said to be “putting on a clinic.”
A new campaign was recently launched to bring roads and bridges to the forefront of this year’s statewide elections.
The Reunion Parkway saga continues as Madison County voted last week to retain Mississippi Engineering Group (MSEG) to provide design, right of way and construction services for Reunion Parkway fr
Jill Ford recently announced her candidacy for the House of Representatives District 73 vacated by Cory Wilson, citing her desire to keep up the fight for conservative reforms in the legislature. 



The chief engineer’s legacy

By KELLEY WILLIAMS,

The Mississippi Levee Board (MLB) was created right after the Civil War to build and maintain levees in the Mississippi Delta. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) took over levee building in 1927. But the MLB, located in Greenville, still maintains them. It has had some famous chief engineers in its storied history.





Bridge inspections loom

Paying to fix bridges is kind of like paying for a new roof: It’s a lot of money, is not exciting at all and doesn’t improve your business or home value one cent. Because of those reasons, both things tend to get pushed back as we all battle more pressing expenses.




Theater speaker

Betty Wong with New Stage Theater was a recent guest speaker at the Madison Lions Club. Shown are (from left) Lion John Bell Crosby , Wong, Lion Dick Largel .



Celebrate 50 years

The Mississippi Asthma and Allergy Clinic, P.A. will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary. Shown are associates (from left, back) Winn Walcott, MD; James Haltom, MD; Daniel Venarske, MD; Mark Murray, MD; Joshua Phillips, MD; Todd Adkins, MD; (front) Claire Rosenblatt, MD; Don Mitchell, MD (retired); Chelle Wilhelm, MD.


Rotary Speaker

Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller addressed the North Jackson Rotary Club recently, and provided an overview of the work being done in courts statewide, including advancements in efficiencies, success of drug courts, and the celebration of Mississippi’s bicentennial.


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The Jackson People’s Assembly in partnership with the City of Jackson is launching the City of... READ MORE

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The 12U Major team, Mississippi Angels, won the 2019 Triple Crown Slumpbuster Series in Omaha. There were 291 teams in the tourney and 65 in their division.