Today's Top Stories

Revamped Precinct Four beats result in crime downswing. A plan implemented seven years ago to reduce crime on the Northside has apparently paid off.
Amelia McGowan is senior attorney over the immigration law division with the Mississippi Center for Justice. McGowan helped found the division about a year ago.
The Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) is looking into whether or not Canton Municipal Utilities (CMU) illegally raised their rates without MPSC approval.
Randy Watkins’ love of golf takes him to the U.S. Open and mentoring young players on the sport.
Car show to benefit diabetes foundation.






Where will all this political correctness end?

By PETER GILDERSON,

Maybe I'm getting a better perspective, or perhaps getting worn down. I don't know. But I'm pretty neutral when it comes to the state flag. If I had an ancestor who had died in the Confederate army, or one who was a slave perhaps I would feel differently. Let's review. The flag was officially adopted after the Civil War in April 1894.


Beware danger of ticks

By BILL MCKELL,

Tick paralysis results from exposure to a neurotoxin released by tick salivary glands during a blood meal; it is the only tick-borne disease not caused by an infectious agent. The toxin appears to be produced exclusively by female, egg-laden ticks.




Dear Editor:

Thank you for your article which highlighted the success of the city's 21 "Traffic Calming Devices" aka speed bumps being installed after significant citizen and city collaboration over a decade. It has been a long road for all involved, one which any participant could have abandoned eons ago.



Mistaken identity

Professional sports is a precarious occupation, especially for those of unspectacular talent. Besides the ever-present risk of injury, players are constantly fighting to hold onto roster spots against those of equal or better abilities.


Make them join MISO

Forty-six million dollars a year is a lot to save just by flipping a switch. That’s how much money ratepayers are saving each year in electric bills because Jackson-based Cooperative Energy has joined MISO.


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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2019 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments.