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Jackson case against Siemens and its subcontractors is still going forward.
Conflicts of interest could disqualify yet another set of attorneys attempting to represent six Jackson water customers in their bid to block the city from shutting off water services for nonpayme
Lane Myers, a graduate of Madison Central High School and the University of Alabama, is the Mississippi task force leader for the Ride for Kids Mississippi benefitting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Fo
Tournament inspires Sarah Broom to work with Chastain to improve the school’s tennis program.
Canopy hosting gala.




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.


New Eagle

At a recent Court of Honor, Boy Scout Troop 18 recognized new Eagle Scouts. Forrest Smith, (center) son of Mr. and Mrs. William Smith, was awarded the rank of Eagle. His required Eagle project was at the Natural Science Museum.


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The Montessori Academy of Jackson recently celebrated World Peace Day.  Participating were (from left) Lincoln Songcharoen, John Hudson Abel, Jake Aldy, Emmerson Laschanzky, Blue Harper Mitchel, R