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A report detailing the One Lake Project is now available for view online.

Less than two months into the project, Siemens has corrected some 5,400 water bills and $547,000 in back usage fees, according to Public Works Director Bob Miller.

Former Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan is retiring after 27 years with the Jackson Police Department.

Federal funding delays road projects, increases costs

Last February, the city of Jackson received $1.4 million to repave a little more than a mile of East Northside Drive.

The legal battle in the Ridgeland Costco case continues.

And again, the amendments to the city of Ridgeland’s zoning ordinance are being questioned.

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Playing on the 2017-2018 golf team at Jackson Academy are (from left, back) Matthew Frost, Jack Gnam, John Henson III, Jordan Davis, Robert Culpepper, Rob Mahaffey; (front) Peyton Norwood, Connor Gee, Jack Culhane, Duncan Scanlon, Will Graven, Merritt Nations, Drake Lester, and Davis Cress.

Junior high tennis

Jackson Prep’s junior high tennis awards went to (from left) Emma Dye, Most Valuable Player; Madeleine Conerly, Most Valuable Player; Ethan Aldridge, Patriot Award; Lampton Moore, Most Improved; Andrew Sweat, Impact Player; Ivey Yelverton, Most Valuable Player; Lily Flowers, Patriot Award, Abbie Mask, Most Improved.


First Presbyterian Day School students enjoyed a celebration of the 2017-2018 at their annual Field Day. Shown are (from left) Lilla Watson, Mary Morgan Mardis, Kate Cothren, Rosie Ward, and Dendy Hogan.

Service pins

Four Madison County master gardeners received service pins recently. They are (from left, back) Roy Dunn, 15 years; Tanya Brieger, five years; (front) Mary Morris, 10 years; and Jane Galloway Hart, 10 years. The master gardener program is offered through the Mississippi State University extension program.

Planning committee

A Women in Rotary luncheon event was recently held at the Country Club of Jackson. Hostesses were (from left) Chere Stegall, Jennifer Young-Wallace, Becky White, Barbara Travis, Regina Todd, and Jan Collins. Not pictured: Ann Barnes, and Nancy Fletcher-Smith.

Arthur Warren Scott

Arthur Warren Scott was recently graduated during the 129th commencement exercises at Woodberry Forest School in Madison County, Virginia. He will attend Southern Methodist University. Scott is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David A. Scott of Jackson.


Rotary Club of Jackson met recently at Sparkman Auditorium at the ag museum. Julian Watson introduced speaker, Coach Joe Moorhead, head football coach at Mississippi State University.

Boosting Ranks


JPD hoping new recruit class will increase numbers

The Jackson Police Department (JPD) is short about 100 officers, but a new recruit class and new recruitment efforts promise to help boost those numbers.

A new class is expected to begin at the Jackson Police Training Academy on June 24.



The Home Place has been a part of the Northside community since 1946, but Lucille Nichols is who really makes it feel like home.