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No raise again for beleaguered Jackson Police Department.
Jackson has lost 86 police officers in the last year. Even so, a pay raise likely won’t be on tap for Jackson’s finest as part of next year’s budget.
The Jackson City Council is expected to vote on the city’s 2020 fiscal year budget today, Thursday, September 12.
Medical marijuana ballot initiative signatures submitted
Mississippians for Compassionate Care submitted 105,686 certified signatures from registered voters to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office, placing medical marijuana on the 2020 ballot. [Steve Wilson]
Dr. John Coulter Morrison died on Sept. 1, 2019, in Jackson, Mississippi from complications associated with a car accident in which his quick action may have saved the lives of others after his vehicle malfunctioned.
Kelley Walton Fenelon and Brian Thomas Fenelonl announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Walton Fenelon, to Benjamin Bogy Lane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel McLean Lane.
Mildred Primos Smith, beloved of all who knew her, went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 9, 2019, after a brief battle with congestive heart failure.
As students across Mississippi get back to school, it is vitally important our policymakers keep in mind those students and families who continue to struggle, stuck on the wrong side of the digital divide. As the CEO of INCOMPAS, an association that promotes competition, innovation and economic development in network systems, I am particularly
Tom Harman, executive director of Art for All Mississippi, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently.
Appeals Process Easier
Appealing overly high water bills and potential water shut-offs will soon be easier, thanks to a recent vote by the Jackson City Council.
The council approved an ordinance to streamline its water bill appeals process.
Passenger trains tie us to our nation’s history and they remind us of far-away destinations and adventures. But we should not allow our nostalgia to cloud our rational thoughts about good public policy. Especially when it involves taxpayer dollars.
More than two years after it closed, the future of the Charles Tisdale Library remains up in the air.
Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba recently told city council members during a budget meeting that there is a potential buyer for the E. Northside Drive facility.
Jackson Academy student council members (from left) Land Gebhart, Kennedy Nations, Lily Grace Thigpen, and Sydney Guy led Upper School students in an assembly to kick off the new year that was held on their first day of school.
Jackson’s investigation into the water/sewer billing department continues to lead to arrests.
Today, another suspect, Willie McClendon, 64, was charged in connection with having an illegal hookup at his residence.
According to JPD’s Twitter account, the hookup had been in place for a “substantial period.”
Jackson’s convention center could soon have new management.
The Lumumba administration announced last week that it was planning to issue a request for proposals for new managers for the Jackson Convention Complex (JCC).
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Gibson Berry of Centreville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Camille Berry, to Jared Hunter Lyons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Michael Lyons of Brandon.
Waymond Lee Rone died August 19, 2019 in Jackson, Mississippi. Just two weeks earlier he had been enjoying the salt air and sea breezes in his garden at Perdido Key, Florida. Many called him Dr. Rone, Wayne, and Daddy, but his grandchildren called him Poppy.
Tim Bryan has taken over for Dan Gaillet as engineer for Madison County.
Bryan, previously the assistant county engineer, has worked for Madison County since August 2016. He took over the role of county engineer on July 1.
Richard Roberson minces no words when he hears people argue that there’s no reason to expand Medicaid to the working poor since they can already get free medical care at hospital emergency rooms if they can’t afford to pay for it.
Growing up, Ann was a feral child who never wore shoes to play. She thinks the perfect number of dogs in a home is five. Two years ago, she had a sudden revelation to open a pet store. She thinks Pillsbury frozen biscuits taste better than most homemade versions. Nothing makes Ann tear up like seeing a homeless kitten.
OMAHA — This is written from the College World Series where a packed house of more than 22,000 fans pays to watch each game at sparkling TD Ameritrade Park.
“The DEA is on the phone.” Those are words you really never want to hear. To my relief the call wasn’t about my practice. The next week I found myself meeting with two United States District attorneys as well as DEA agents. I was asked to be an expert in a case against two pain specialists in Alabama.
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.
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.
Consider the following scenario.
An outside entity approaches Mississippi and says that it wants to invest a billion dollars a year in the state indefinitely and create thousands of new jobs. The only catch is that the state has to put up $100 million a year, too.
Beemon Drugs Owner Lester Hailey has announced that the iconic North Jackson drug store will be closing on June 25.
A notice was posted at the Maywood Mart institution today.
The store, which has been a staple on the Northside for years, is known for providing home delivery of medications to customers.
Mississippi State University is honoring construction industry leader Richard A. Rula with its highest alumni honor. In a campus ceremony on March 1 the Northsider will be recognized formally as the university’s 2019 National Alumnus.
A Birmingham law firm will determine whether or not Jackson has a suit against Siemens.
The Jackson City Council recently approved hiring Lightfoot, Franklin and White LLC to “investigate and pursue claims and litigation against Siemens.”
The measure was approved following two special sessions.
The Jackson Convention Center’s 2017 annual report was just released, months behind schedule, and no one seems to be concerned.
The center typically releases an annual report each year, to give commissioners and taxpayers a snapshot of how the center is doing.
We have no idea whether the lawsuit filed by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood against the nation’s largest servicer of student loans has any merit.
What does have merit, though, is the contention that students of Mississippi universities leave school with too much debt.
The TV and newspapers bring us a lot of news, but, for the most part, it is devastating – shootings, murder, fire in apartments, explosions on the highway and all kinds of drug problems – just to name a few. However, seldom do they report good news. I do wish that some day the TV might have a two minute pause for good news three times a week.
On September 8, Catholic churches across the world celebrated the Nativity of Mary, mother of Jesus. God selected her to bear His son and to nurture, teach, and guide Him as He grew. She was the chosen one from all women ever born. She found favor in God’s sight (Luke 1:30).
Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted among the beauties and beaux are (from left) Jordyn Jefcoat and Duncan Jones.
In the Preschool library at Jackson Academy (from left) Bailey Stringfellow, Ali Dinkins, and Wade Goodman learned about the very hungry caterpillar.
Emma Dieckman was voted Funniest at St. Joseph Catholic School.
Sexual harassment has risen to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness with a deluge of recent allegations against liberals and conservatives in many high-profile professions — members of Congress, Hollywood actors, directors and producers, and even journalists who are supposed to be watchdogs against such bad acts.
Max Harmon, a Jackson Academy graduate, will play football at the University of West Alabama, a member of the Gulf South Conference in NCAA Division II, located in Livingston, Ala.