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Recent bill could be contributing to increase in vagrancy

A bill authored by a North Mississippi lawmaker likely has increased panhandling in the capital city.

Four years after it was approved by Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission, the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project has yet to get off the drawing board.

Special Olympics hosts fundraiser

Stadium gate named in honor of longtime supporters of University of Mississippi

The Children’s Defense Fund recently released nine policy changes that could help lift 5.5 million children across the country out of poverty.

If all goes according to plan, contractors could begin repaving yet another section of North State Street by mid-August.


Years after program ended project could still get nearly $100 million from taxpayers -

By STEVE WILSON,

The Mississippi Cultural Retail Attraction Program died in the Mississippi legislature in 2014, when the authorizing law expired without passage of an extension. Despite this end, one last holdout project is still alive and could receive more than $96 million from the program.



They’re Back!

By ANTHONY WARREN,

After an unusually wet winter and spring, buffalo gnats are back on the Northside.

Again.

The pests are not only a nuisance, but a painful reminder for Northsiders to douse themselves in bug spray, put on netting or long sleeves before going outside.







Fed Kemper payback

Just when you thought it was safe to forget about the Kemper “clean coal” fiasco, the mess has resurfaced with the revelation that the U.S. Justice Department is investigating the miserably failed experiment.




Infrastructure pipe dreams

One sentence recently from The Associated Press perfectly explains everything that’s wrong with Washington:

“President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed to work together on a $2 trillion infrastructure package — but put off for later the difficult question of how to pay for it.”


Crossword puzzle

By EDRIE ROYALS,

There it was--clipped to his writing board--a half-finished crossword puzzle, USA TODAY, October 24, 2005; his pencil tucked securely under the clip; everything in its place just the way he always left things.

Pour a glass of Shiraz.


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Aaron Pelch, interim athletic director and head football coach at Millsaps College, has been formally named as athletic director. Pelch will continue to serve as head football coach.