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Inspired by farmers and their stories, local chef Hunter Evans creates food that combines Southern tradition with a modern approach.
Evans was born and raised in Jackson. After graduating from Jackson Academy, he attended the University of Mississippi, where he pursued a degree in hospitality management.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is moving forward with several projects in south Madison County and North Jackson.
Northsiders planning to travel this summer can now take advantage of a dedicated TSA Precheck line at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.
But to sign up for the privilege, they still have to apply at an office more than 40 miles away in Vicksburg.
“This is nuts... truly nuts...”
As I looked 40 yards to my right and then the same distance to my left, I could easily see my two sons George and John as they repeatedly shot at the thousands of doves that literally filled the sky from horizon to horizon.
With warmer weather on its way, Northsiders are gearing up for all the summer activities that are available in the area, from biking to boating.
Officers with Ridgeland Police Department will be working to ensure the safety of those partaking in all the summer fun.
Ridgeland High School (RHS) will have a new principal and athletic director for the 2019-2020 academic year is building in Ridgeland.
Keith Fennell started earlier this week as principal and David White is joining the Titans as athletic director and football coach.
Madison County residents will no longer present their vehicle damage claims to the board of supervisors.
The board voted last week to abolish its current vehicle damage claims policy and will refer all claims for an insurance company to decide how to move forward.
The new policy will take effect mid-June.
Joseph Presley serves as vice president of Southern Outdoors Unlimited. The nonprofit serves as a way to get children with disabilities to experience the outdoors through hunting and fishing excursions across the state.
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.
“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.
Mayor secures financing for major North State project
Two years and numerous discussions later, the city of Jackson is finally moving forward on the North State Street and West County Line Road reconstruction projects.
And the projects will be moving forward more than a year ahead of schedule.
Casey Creasey was recently named executive director of the Greater Belhaven Foundation (GBF). Creasey holds degrees from the University of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law. She takes over as director after serving in the position in an interim capacity.
Ross Weems is president of the Phoenix Club of Jackson. Weems, who has been an active member of the board since 2015, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University and currently is first vice president with BankPlus’ Private Client Group in Jackson.
The cities of Ridgeland and Madison have finalized interlocal agreements with Madison County which will result in several road projects.
In a recent board meeting, supervisors approved the agreements, which include matching funds and full funding for road projects in both cities.
Over the years as a newspaper publisher, I have received dozens of letters from prison inmates seeking help. Typically, they write about horrendous conditions, unfair treatment, brutality or proclaim their innocence.
New Costco construction scheduled to start in spring
Construction on the Ridgeland Costco could get under way in the spring, according to Ridgeland city officials.
“The developer plans to begin construction … in March and expects that Costco will be open before Christmas,” said Mayor Gene McGee.
Sunnybrook Children’s Home not only aids abused or neglected children in Mississippi, but also provides support for the child advocates who care for them.
Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services estimated that approximately 6,000 children were in the foster care system in Mississippi in 2017.
The county is looking to change their policy for homeowner associations that want to make positive traffic changes to their subdivisions, such as reducing speeding, adding speed bumps, or other deterrents of reckless driving.
plans have changed for the Green Oak Lane intersection, which will connect Reunion Parkway, phase three, within the next few years.
Madison County Board of Supervisors approved District 1 Supervisor Sheila Jones’ request to spend more money on a permanent stop light.
The Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce and Keep Ridgeland Beautiful received the 2018 Keep America Beautiful Innovative Partnership Award for Zinnia Fields Forever – a partnership between the Ridgeland