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Construction ‘full-tilt boogie’ on Costco project alderman says

Work on the Ridgeland Costco finally appears to be moving forward, thanks to several weeks of dry weather.

“They’ve been going full-tilt boogie to get the gas station opened by January and the store opened by March 1,” said Ward One Alderman Ken Heard. “They’ve been going strong since it got dried out.”


De’Keither, Bailey vie for Mississippi’s PSC central seat

By WYATT EMMERICH,

The Stennis Press Institute last week featured the Republican and Democratic candidates for the central district Public Service Commissioner.

Brent Bailey is the Republican candidate. From Carthage originally, Bailey and his wife Rhonda live in Madison County. He received an engineering degree from Mississippi State.







A conversation with Suzannah Britt on Hospice Ministries

Hospice Ministries of Central Mississ-ippi celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Suzannah Britt, the group’s executive director, has worked in various roles with the nonprofit, and recently reflected on the group in an interview with the Sun. Britt is a graduate of Co-Lin Community College and the University of Southern Mississi-ppi.




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Stan Buckley on But God Ministries

Stan Buckley is founder and director of But God Ministries in Ridgeland. The Madison resident started the group in 2011, around the time he stepped down as pastor of First Baptist Church of Jackson. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and received his Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law.



Shut-offs

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson officials going after unpaying water customers

The new year will mean new efforts by the city of Jackson to recoup an estimated $20 million in outstanding water revenues.

The city ramped up its water shut-off efforts to recoup funds on about 20,000 delinquent accounts, according to Public Works Director Robert Miller.


Tiny state agency plans on issuing $895 million bond

By WYATT EMMERICH,

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.







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Girls A team

Members of the 2019 Jackson Prep Girls A Tennis Team are (from left, back) Lily Flowers, Madeleine Conerly, Mackenzie Nichols, Caroline Whitaker, Kennedy Cleveland, Head Coach Rachel Causey; (front) Anna Gibbs, Olivia Moore, Sarah Herring, Sara Scott Gideon, Madeline Claire Hughes. Not pictured: Emma Dye, Assistant Coach Gill Burke.   



College choices

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated College Day, during which seniors announced their college decisions by wearing various college t-shirts. Shown are (from left) Betsy Little, Vallie Castle, Brandon Johnson, Addie Hillhouse, Elizabeth Scott, and Garrison Wade.



Debutantes

Thomas Sidney Chain, Ian McNeill Cross, William Douglas Mann Jr., Grover Clark Monroe II, Eugene Richard Morse, John Thomas Noblin Jr., Dr. Joseph Preston Phillips; (front) Alison Ross Chain, Margaret Roland Cross, Sydney Sanders Mann, Kathryn Walton Monroe, Mildred Judith Morse, Clayton McGuire Noblin, Margaret Ann Phillips




Good chance for Saints’ success to continue

By RICK CLEVELAND,

Five weeks ago, the New Orleans Saints opened this much-anticipated season by losing at home, 48-40, to division rival Tampa Bay.

The Saints were, in a word, awful. They made Ryan Fitzpatrick look like Joe Montana. They couldn’t get to him, couldn’t cover Bucs receivers, couldn’t tackle, and looked more a pretender than contender.


WellsFest beneficiary

The Southeast Tourism Society has named WellsFest as one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for September 2018.  Now in its 35th year, WellsFest is a family friendly outdoor musical festival. This year’s WellsFest will be held Saturday, September 29, at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park at 1398 Lakeland Dr.


Basketball awards

Jackson Prep 2017-2018 junior high boys basketball awards went to (from left) Mason Nichols, Patriot Award; Cam Brent, Most Valuable Player; Matt Jones, Best Offensive Award; Owen Lundberg, Best Defensive Player.


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Breaking News

Additional filings were submitted to the Hinds County Circuit Court today in Jackson’s $225... READ MORE

Obituaries

Mrs. Mary Margaret Bond Perry, 87 of Farmerville, LA, passed away on October 10, 2019.  She was... READ MORE

Social

The Montessori Academy of Jackson recently celebrated World Peace Day.  Participating were (from left) Lincoln Songcharoen, John Hudson Abel, Jake Aldy, Emmerson Laschanzky, Blue Harper Mitchel, R