Today's Top Stories

A Northside woman was shaken up this afternoon after driving her vehicle into a store at Maywood Mart.

The incident occurred shortly before 5 p.m.

The woman crashed into a storefront between Smoothie King and Moe’s restaurant.

Foote hoping to draft ordinance governing temporary rentals

For the time being, residents are at the mercy of Airbnb owners who have the ability to run their temporary rentals unchecked.

The Madison County Property Owners Association (MCPOA) is steadily growing as more county residents join to have a unified community voice.

MCPOA board members have big goals for 2019.

Heart association plans annual gala

Listening and patience attributes for Larry Ratzlaff's successful career in banking and running

Many people say the lessons they learned playing sports translate well into their professional careers.

The co-owner of a Biloxi baseball team could soon be manager of Smith-Wills Stadium.

Only one firm submitted a proposal to manage the stadium, Kusche Sports Group.




session outlook

Neighborhoods and downtown at the top of lawmakers’ priority list for 2019 legislative session

Bill Denny

If District 64 Rep. Bill Denny has his way, the state will allocate more money for improvements in the Capitol Complex Improvement District, or CCID.




Airport land annexation hearing scheduled Jan. 24; two cities want property

By ANTHONY WARREN,

The first scheduled hearing in the annexation case involving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is slated for January 24.

Two cities, Flowood and Pearl, are attempting to annex land surrounding Jackson-Evers, in what city of Jackson officials call a “tax grab.”







Prison books

It was a misguided and probably unconstitutional policy, so it’s wise that the Mississippi Department of Corrections relaxed its ban on sending free books directly to inmates.

It would have been nice, though, if MDOC had widely communicated this change of heart when it occurred apparently months ago.


Charity and the tax code

Since, Jackson’s population has dropped by nearly four percent, in large part because of quality of life issues.

This year, state lawmakers could help stem that flight by giving residents in the capital city a tool that would help them address those issues head on.


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