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City to set vote for Fondren Business Improvement District

With Hurricane Gordon barreling down on the Mississippi Gulf Coast last week, Entergy officials were ready, weeks after the opening of a new $20 million distribution operations center (DOC).

Hall Carter was recently named the new executive director of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation. The Memphis native has worked for several U.S. senators, most recently serving as Sen. Roger Wicker’s executive assistant and scheduler.

Jackson city officials aren’t sure when they’ll be able to repair two recent sewer main breaks on the Northside but hope to make the repairs as soon as possible.

When Ridgeland Alderman Wes Hamlin was in college and imagined what his future might be like, he saw himself in the pulpit, not in politics.

Craft Center to be renamed in honor of the late Gov. Bill Waller; dedication slated September 23

The Mississippi Craft Center has been renamed the William Lowe “Bill” Waller Sr. Craft Center.

Receive award

Jon Corey Jackson, M.D., (right) a psychiatrist, was recently named a Doctor of Distinction by the Mississippi State Medical Association. MSMA Doctors of Distinction are named after they complete the full course of the MSMA Physician Leadership Academy, which trains them to be leaders and advocates. Dr. Jackson works in Whitfield.







Special session swindle

All state legislature had to do was adjust the fuel tax for inflation. The 18.4 cents per gallon tax has remained the same for over 30 years while the cost to maintain roads has increased, naturally, with the inflation rate. This is not rocket science.


Opioid idea

Of the 11 states with the highest rates of drug-overdose deaths, five of them are in New England. So it is no surprise that one of those Northeastern states has committed extra money to an opioid treatment that appears to be saving a few lives.



Felony job applicants

It is a worthwhile goal to put ex-felons to work, so as to reduce the chance that they will resort again to crime.

The pursuit of this goal, however, should not be used to hamstring an employer’s legitimate need to know pertinent information about job applicants, including whether they have been convicted of felonies in the past.


Dear Editor:

Somebody has to say it. The fawning public acclaim of the newest iteration of an Ole Miss mascot is reminiscent of the story of the king with invisible clothes. Actually, folks, he was naked. The “Landshark” is outlandish. The “Black Bear” was an embearassment. I am personally a big fan of Delta State’s “Fighting Okra”.





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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seniors on the 2018-19 boys cross country team are (from left) Bain McHale, Clay Morris, Luis Flores, Tucker Shelson, James Xu, and Grant Morgan.