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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.
The era of Facebook profiting madly off the trashiest, most libelous gossip it can show to its users could be coming to an end thanks to a government — not ours here in America — finally showing some backbone against the tech giants rapidly destroying our culture.
Tom Harman, executive director of Art for All Mississippi, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently.
Marching Band for Jackson Prep this year are (from left, back) Wesley McCulley, Anu Thind, Tyler Collins, DJ Johnson, Andrew Banks, Spencer Williams, Hayden Mathis; (middle row) Teddie Carroll, Jay Fountain, Wright Thompson, Noah Mallard, Austin Terry, Brittany Jiang; (front) Ben Tiller, Joshua McDonald, Mary Robinson Coco, Anna Kate Bertolet,
Sarah Lloyd “ Sallie” Crim
On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Sallie Crim left this fallen world and joined the love of her life, William Lee “Bill” Crim in heaven. The lifelong Jacksonian passed peacefully holding her daughter’s hand.
Juniors serving as class officers on the Jackson Academy Student Council for 2019-2020 are (from left) Alice Williams, Priya Ray, Thomas Arnold, and Ava Couey. Not pictured: Lila Robertson.
District 6820 Governor Mark Fields (right) visited the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club at a recent meeting. He presented an update on regional activities and his goals for the year. Shown with him is Club President Felipe Zuluaga. Fields is a member of the Jackson Downtown Rotary Club.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School eighth graders enjoying the first day of school are (from left) Lauryn Chambers, Madison Cox, Casey Young, Micah Davis, Isabel Mitchell, Jennifer Chen, Jessica Livingston, and Hannah Moore.
Madison County officials are eyeing other options for juvenile detention, as the county does not have its own juvenile detention center and availability is dwindling at local facilities.
Betsy Bradley, who has served as director of the Mississippi Museum of Art since December 2001. Previously, she served as executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission for six years after four years as its deputy director and community arts director.
It is back to school time for many, and it is the perfect time to start a cooking club. This time of year, I am constantly trying to find new and interesting meals for my family. It seems like I am always making the same old thing.
Friday is the season opener for the Jackson Academy (JA) Raiders, with the team set to travel to Greenwood to take on perennial powerhouse Pillow Academy.
The Raiders enter 2019 with high hopes, after notching back to back 9-3 campaigns under head coach Larry Weems.
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.
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.
On Friday, September 13, 2019, at approximately 3:10 AM, a Madison police officer while on patrol observed a male subject acting suspiciously at the Exxon Fuel Station on Highway 51 that had been closed for the night. The officer also observed a vehicle which was occupied by another male subject near the gas pumps at the station.
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.
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.”
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.
First Presbyterian Day School faculty, staff, and students wore red to celebrate National Dyslexia Awareness Month. Shown are (from left) Student Services Faculty Kristi Chovet, Meredith Matlock, Mindy Boyd, Leslie Buckley and Tori Williams.
Plan to Complete Project
One project planned for the Capitol Complex Improvement District (CCID) will finish a job undertaken by the city of Jackson years ago.
Madison Ridgeland Academy junior homecoming maids and escorts are (from left, back) Kyle Savell, Christopher Snopek, Josh Thomas, Nathan Tullos, Tyler Francis; (front) Campbell Owens, Sara Carson Hailey, Mae Correro, Rivers Futral, Mary Rogers Coon.
The Madison Middle School choral department recently attended the Worldstrides Heritage Choral and Instrumental Festival in St. Louis. Eighth-grader JT Evans received a Maestro Award for his solo performance with the Kaleidoscope Show Choir. Shown are (from left) MMS Choral Director Jan Bruening and Evans.
Jackson will likely seek help from the one-percent oversight commission to help repave East Northside Drive.
The city recently opened bids for the mill and overlay project, all of which came in hundreds of thousands of dollars over budget.
If the Mississippi Legislature’s latest effort to enact yet another “gunslinger” law comes to fruition, here are two suggestions for where Gov. Phil Bryant should hold the signing ceremony.
Come January 1, Mississippians looking to buy their first home can get a state income tax break on deposits into a special savings account.
C Spire, a diversified telecommunications and technology services company, has received the 2019 Jerald D. Ball “Together We Make a Difference” community service award for its support of the non-profit arm of Mississippi State Hospital.
Jackson Prep’s newest inductions into the International Thespian Society include (from left, back) Sam Smith, Matt Gross, Katie Simmons, Taylor McClure, Amanda Roberts, Dallas Jordan, John Louis Black, Adam Malone; (front) Victoria Chough, Mary Robinson Coco, Scott Shive, Anna Voynik, Ben McBride, Bailey Graves, Patrick Faulk, Michelle Daschbac