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A report detailing the One Lake Project is now available for view online.

Less than two months into the project, Siemens has corrected some 5,400 water bills and $547,000 in back usage fees, according to Public Works Director Bob Miller.

Former Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan is retiring after 27 years with the Jackson Police Department.

Federal funding delays road projects, increases costs

Last February, the city of Jackson received $1.4 million to repave a little more than a mile of East Northside Drive.

The legal battle in the Ridgeland Costco case continues.

And again, the amendments to the city of Ridgeland’s zoning ordinance are being questioned.

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Additional police officers patrolling R’land trails; woman attacked recently


Ridgeland police are beefing up security along the city’s trail system, but the increased presence is not a result of the recent groping incident that occurred there.

On May 26, a woman was running on the trail near the Natchez Trace Parkway when she was approached from behind and groped on the rear end.

Crime Report

Jackson Crime

The Jackson Police Department received the following reports for:

Melrose Drive, 100 block, house burglary, May 16;

Northtown Drive, auto theft, May 19;

Northtown Drive, business burglary, May 16;

Oakhurst Drive, 2100 block, house burglary, May 16;

McGinnis on Academy of Ancient Music

Richard McGinnis is president of the Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music. McGinnis, who co-founded the group in 1982 with Max Garriott, is a professor of chemistry at Tougaloo College. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and his master’s in chemistry from Harvard University.

News Briefs

More Costco Appeals

Whether or not the state’s high court will reconsider its ruling in the Ridgeland Costco case could come down to what it considers text amendments and rezoning.



The Home Place has been a part of the Northside community since 1946, but Lucille Nichols is who really makes it feel like home.