Today's Top Stories

A settlement could be on the horizon in the city of Jackson’s $225 million lawsuit against Siemens Industry.
The coming weeks promise to be busy for leaders with two Northside community groups, who are pushing forward with plans to implement “community improvement districts” (CIDs).
Children learning early value of Community Commitment through Junior Homeowners Association. Residents and officials in the city of Madison talk a lot about having “hometown spirit.”
A second arrest has been made in Jackson’s water theft investigation.






Family influence

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

Legacy of public service instilled in Neely Carlton Lyons by great-aunt

Although Neely Carlton Lyons comes from a family with many successful and hardworking members, many of whom have worked in public service, it is her great-aunt, Zelma Wells Price, who has influenced Neely the most. 



New Hunting Zone

The Reservoir District is now in a new hunting zone. Recently, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks added new hunting zones to the state.


Ban E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes have been banned in public areas by Ridgeland officials.

Recently, the mayor and board of aldermen amended the city smoking ordinance to prohibit electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, in workplaces and public areas.



More comfort stations

To make boating on the reservoir an even more enjoyable experience, reservoir officials are discussing the possibility of adding three new comfort stations (restrooms) at Old Trace Park, Lakeshore Park and Coal Bluff Campground.


More Development

The city of Madison will be seeing new development in the coming months. The mayor and board of aldermen recently approved a site plan for a CSpire and Starbucks coffee shop.

The 5,700 square-foot building for CSpire and Starbucks will be located on the northwest corner of Highland Colony Parkway and Mississippi Highway 463.


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Waymond Lee Rone died August 19, 2019 in Jackson, Mississippi. Just two weeks earlier he had been... READ MORE

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First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders (from left) Causey Jones and Casen Macke were chosen Best Manners by their classmates.