Today's Top Stories

Another water main break in Jackson is blocking Old Canton Road between I-55 and State Street at East Hill and Grove Park roads.
High school band members reunite for Michael J. Fox Foundation parkinson's research benefit.  For Mart McMullan, it’s not adversity that defines you, but how you handle it.
Yet another hurdle has been thrown in the path of the Museum Trail, but Northsiders are certain they’ll be able to jump it.
With the future of the city and opportunity for growth in mind, Ridgeland has filed a petition to annex a section of land that Mayor Gene McGee says is the only viable option for growth.
Special Olympic plans annual benefit.

Yandell Road Completed

The Yandell Road and U.S. Highway 51 intersection project is complete. District 1 Supervisor Sheila Jones announced during the first November board meeting that traffic is smoother with the completed improvements.


Northpark Funding

A multimillion dollar renovations for Northpark will begin in the first quarter of 2018. The renovations will encompass a comprehensive redevelopment of the center including; entrances, dining area, children’s play area, restrooms, interior and exterior landscaping, furniture, fixtures, lighting and common areas.



Matching Funding

Madison County will be paying a total of $615,000 in matched funds to the city of Madison for road improvements.

Estimates for the Sandalwood ($350,000 in matched funds) and Treasure Cove ($50,000 in matched funds) subdivisions were discussed during a November board of supervisors meeting.







Wicker defeat unlikely

The defeat of an incumbent U.S. Senator in Alabama is encouraging Tea Party conservative Chris McDaniel to consider taking another stab at pulling the improbable in Mississippi — unseating a longtime congressional incumbent.


Chasing jobs

Editorials and columns on this page have questioned the wisdom of multi-million-dollar giveaways to large companies — Nissan, Toyota, Continental Tire — who promise to bring bunches of manufacturing jobs to Mississippi.



Learning from the past

Did Mississippi’s Gulf Coast get lucky recently, or was it structurally better prepared to withstand hurricanes than the last time one hit?

It was probably both.

Hurricane Nate was nowhere nearly as powerful as Katrina, which leveled the Coast in 2005 and still may claim the title as the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.


Jackson Club speaker

Chef David Raines, owner of the Flora Butcher, was the guest speaker at a recent Jackson Club luncheon. The focus of the program was the aged Wagyu beef raised by Raines’s family in Monroe, La. Shown are (from left) Roger Wicker, Raines, David Hartman and club President Spence Flatgard.


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Another water main break in Jackson is blocking Old Canton Road between I-55 and State Street at... READ MORE

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Edward B. Ramirez, a retired electrical engineer, passed away at the age of 90. He was a veteran... READ MORE

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Cheering for Jackson Prep this year are (from left, back) Eliza Hollingsworth, Margaret Dye, Livi Mathews, Addy Katherine Allen, Rosemary McClintock, Kennedy Cleveland, Rachel Rutledge, Mari Lampt