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Northsiders might want to take a break from dyeing eggs, buying candy and making baskets to take in the Township Jazz Festival.
The event is Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Township in Ridgeland and will feature some of the top names in jazz.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Leon Beech Jr. of Flowood announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Anne Beech, to William Wilks Hayden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Anselm Hayden III, all of Covington, Tenn.
Two Northeast neighborhoods are a step closer to securing their borders.
Gating applications for Woodland Hills in Fondren and Eastover are on their way to the Jackson City Council, having recently been signed off on by the city’s site plan review committee.
City talks achievements, challenges with water billing system
Nearly 92 percent of Jackson’s 52,000 customers are now receiving regular water bills, a sign the city has made significant progress in addressing problems in its water billing department.
The Latest Millsaps College/Chism Strategies poll, released this month, provides interesting insights about Mississippi voters in wake of the upcoming state elections.
The survey states:
As the city of Jackson ramps up its water collections efforts, turn offs for delinquent customers will be inevitable.
That being said, residents who have had their water cut off for nonpayment shouldn’t reach for their water meter keys to turn the water back on. The keys no longer work.
The University of Mississippi recently released the Fall 2018 Dean’s List. Students must earn a semester GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 to be listed on the Dean’s List.
Fondren Renaissance Foundation wishes to announce that after a decade of service and leadership, Jim Wilkirson will step down as Executive Director of FRF, effective May 1, 2019.
Since the first Gluckstadt residents put down roots in 1905, the area has seen substantial growth. Over the past several decades, Gluckstadt has made great strides both in population and development.
Children some time follow in the footsteps of a parent by entering a similar career field.
Even so, it’s rare for a parent to directly pass the torch along to their child, especially in an elected position. However, that’s exactly what happened on the chancery court bench in Hinds County.
As the oldest child in my family, I like rules and I like knowing what’s expected of me and what will work. If I disagreed with one of the somethings that was expected of me, I would argue my parents into twitching messes of exasperation—but I didn’t actually rebel too much.
The legislature has just passed another bill designed to tackle Mississippi’s sky-high incarceration rate.
How high is it? England and France, which have about the same standard of living as Mississippi, have one-tenth the incarceration rate as our state. Indeed, Mississippi has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world.
The melting snow and record rainfall up north won’t impact the capital city, but residents are still being warned to watch for flooding along the Pearl River, with forecasters saying the potential is there every spring for another Easter Flood.
Margo Coleman uses golf to help teach young people skills for a successful life
For the last two decades, Margo Coleman has worked to give amateur golfers across the state numerous opportunities to improve their skills as players.
Her work even helped some junior golfers earn college scholarships.
A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.
Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.
The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.
Mississippi's state accountability model is designed to measure the instructional effectiveness of schools and districts in the state. It includes students' scores on language and math tests as well as attendance and graduation rates. Schools and districts are given a letter grade from A to F according to their performance.
During the 2016 fiscal year, the U.S. Postal Service’s Postal Inspection Service received 60,000 customer complaints regarding attempts to steal mail.
A Madison County couple is finding out just how easy it is for mail to be stolen, even in person.
This summer, Jackson resident Erin Smith will move to Los Angeles, not to try to make it on the big screen, but to train under world-renowned plastic surgeons as a part of her fellowship.
She will be trained by Dr. Paul Nassif, who stars on the television show “Botched” and Dr. Babak Azizzadeh.
The second and third phases of Renaissance are on track to be finished next year, complete with another show fountain and Malco theater.
The city of Ridgeland director of community development Alan Hart said, based on reports from the developer, that phase two of Renaissance should be open by summer or fall of 2019.
The Ridgeland Costco could be welcoming customers next spring.
Meanwhile, residents opposed to the store are still fighting the matter in court.
Developers have applied for and received a permit to clear the Costco site, which is located on the east side of Highland Colony Parkway south of the Old Agency Road roundabout.
So I’m kind of a frugal guy. My wife says cheap, but that’s just semantics. I like cars that get good gas mileage.
I also don’t like air pollution, since my job often has me reading about how particulates from car exhaust and other sources cause childhood asthma, premature deaths and things like that.
Hartfield Academy recently opened its newly expanded and renovated main campus at 1240 Luckney Rd.
PRESENTATION BALL SCHEDULED NOVEMBER 24
This 84Th year’s formal presentation of debutantes as planned by the executive board of the Debutante Club of Mississippi, Inc. will take place Friday, November 24 in the ballroom of the Country Club of Jackson.
Costco is still coming to Highland Colony Parkway, despite a recent ruling from the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Last week, the high court overturned the city of Ridgeland’s 2016 decision to rezone its zoning ordinance to allow areas zoned C-2 to have remote gas stations.
A new Costco could give the city of Ridgeland as much as $1.3 million a year in new sales tax revenues, funds that will help keep residents and business owners’ property taxes low, said Mayor Gene McGee.
When a Tiny backwater state agency published a public notice in the newspaper that it planned on issuing up to $895 million in state debt, it raised some eyebrows.
The Municipal Gas Authority of Mississippi (MGAM) only has a half-dozen or so employees, but that isn’t stopping the 30-year-old agency from some whopping plans.
The Phoenix Club of Jackson is a group of young professional men who support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi through fundraising events and campaigns. Its members are business, social and philanthropic leaders who strive to help their community’s youth.
Neighborhood developers might need to begin implementing centralized mailbox units in new subdivisions in Madison County, possibly eliminating curbside mail service in future developments.
Ruth Fredericks, Millsaps College class of 1980, attributes one Millsaps professor in particular for setting her on the path to a career in medicine. That professor is Dr. James McKeown, who taught biology at Millsaps for 48 years from August 1962 to May 2011.