A new campaign was recently launched to bring roads and bridges to the forefront of this year’s statewide elections. Michael Arnemann, co-director of the Fix Mississippi’s Roads campaign, is helping lead the charge.
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Madison County has seen steady growth for the last several consecutive years, according to county tax assessor Norman Cannady Jr.
This year is no different as evidenced by the 2019 preliminary tax roll. The county saw an increase of approximately $340 million in true value.
Voted Funniest at St. Joseph Catholic School was (from left) Patton Beard and Kaycee Jackson.
The Jackson People’s Assembly in partnership with the City of Jackson is launching the City of Jackson’s first participatory budgeting process open to all residents to share their budgeting recommendations on July 20, 2019 at Redeemer Church, 640 E. Northside Drive in Jackson, from 10 AM to 3 PM.
Allison Claire Hines and John Finley Mangialardi were wed in an evening ceremony November 10 at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church. The Reverend Charles N. Bowdler officiated
My first ice cream cone lesson was the most important: lick the sides as well as the top. If you don’t, the consequences can be dire. They include:
1. Sticky fingers, a frozen hand, as well as a stream of melting vanilla dribbling down to your elbows.
SummerHouse Furniture and Interior Design and Noggins Organic Salon recently co-hosted their second annual fashion runway event at SummerHouse.
If you have watched the HBO mini-series CHERNOBYL, you’ve seen by way of docu-drama an extreme example of the catastrophic consequences of groupthink and suppression of any dissent.
Ruby Mona Tharpe McLemore, 88, died at home surrounded by family on July 10, 2019.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bradley Rendall of Collierville, TN announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Carley Rendall, to Charles Ross Bell III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ross Bell Jr. of Madison.
There’s only one way that Mississippi is going to be able to raise the revenue it will take to sufficiently fix its deteriorating roads and bridges.
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will have to lose his bid to be Mississippi’s next governor.
Olivia moore gives back to community through establishing city tennis camp.
When athletes make something look easy, they’re said to be “putting on a clinic.”
For Olivia Moore, she not only knows how to make tennis look easy on the court, she also knows how to put on a clinic. Literally.
Thelma Sutton Ray, 82, and Johnnie Clifton Ray, 88, of Oxford, Mississippi, who devoted their lives to each other for nearly 65 years, passed away peacefully within 24 hours of each other, on Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14, 2019.
Two Ridgeland stores were hit with armed robberies within hours of each other on June 17.
Adrian Ready, a detective with Ridgeland Police Department, said that anonymous tips helped them solve one of the cases. However, that might not have been possible without a screen grab from surveillance camera footage.
Battle against salvinia continues to be successful.
Following another good report from its partners in the battle against the invasive plant giant salvinia, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District board of directors Thursday opened four additional boat ramps and a kayak ramp in the Pelahatchie Bay area of Barnett Reservoir.
Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba remembers his recent trip to Iceland well.
“We left on March 30. It was my wedding anniversary. I told her I was going to Iceland to try to bring resources to the city,” he said. “She was gracious enough to forgive me.”
Jill Ford recently announced her candidacy for the House of Representatives District 73 vacated by Cory Wilson, citing her desire to keep up the fight for conservative reforms in the legislature.
LeFleur East planning annual fundraiser
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hartfield Academy recently opened its newly expanded and renovated main campus at 1240 Luckney Rd.
Josie Bidwell is associate professor of nursing and lifestyle medicine clinician for the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). She holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in nursing from UMMC. Bidwell spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about her position and about the school’s lifestyle medicine clinic.
Contractors will have additional time and funds to complete the Fondren streetscape project.
The Jackson City Council recently approved amending its agreement with Hemphill Construction, to allow an additional 65 days and $140,000, to cover cost overruns and unforeseen delays related to the project.
Serving as student body officers on Jackson Academy’s 2018-2019 student council are seniors (from left) Camille Couey, Sara Wilson Fielder, Carneilus Powers, Emory Rhodes, and Kaylan Sanders.
New faculty at First Presbyterian Day School include (from left, back) Ceci Rutledge, Abby Heavener, Barbara Porter, Kendal Waters; (front) Tara McDaniel, Sarah Brantley, Katherine Rash, Hilary Vosen, and Jana Heimer.
Jackson Academy upper school students (from left) Logan Thomas, Carter Elliott, Noah Berry, and Frank Jones met with faculty to discuss their summer reading during break recently.
The eighth annual art benefit for the Metropolitan YMCAs of Mississippi, A Luck of the Draw, will be held January 31, 6 to 9 p.m. at the ag museum. Admission tickets are $50; limited draw tickets, $100 which guarantees a piece of art.
Jackson alumnae members of the national Alpha Chi Omega collegiate sorority recently met for a luncheon to celebrate the founding of the fraternity in 1885. Alpha Chi Omega currently has more than 280 alumnae chapters across the United States and is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference.
The Gallery Guild featured Dr. Asma Naeem, Chief Curator of the Baltimore Museum of Art, as its Fall Forum keynote speaker. The Gallery Guild officers and committee for 2018-2019 shown are (from left): Maria Harbor Hearon, Karen Spencer, Vice President Mary Dunbar, President Martha Ross Thomas, Cynthia Winkelmann, Joanne Cheek, and Jane Jones.
The 2018-2019 Madison Central High School homecoming queen is Vertreace Sanders. She is shown with Madison Central principal Sean Brewer.
Jackson Academy’s (from left) Emily Buchanan and Emma Robertson recently participated in a girls basketball camp led by coach Jan Sojourner.
First-graders at First Presbyterian Day School celebrated Thanksgiving by making their annual t-shirts, head-dresses, and jewelry.