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THE legislature is in session and big money is on the line – $21 billion. This represents 18.3 percent of Mississippi’s total GDP of $115 billion.
Mississippi citizens need a clear understanding of the budget. In the end, our votes make the difference.
An average of 20 people experience physical violence from an intimate partner every minute in the United States.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), that totals around 10 million abuse victims annually.
The Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) has published its master plan for improvements in the CCID, or Capitol Complex Improvement District.
The document was presented to the Mississippi Legislature yesterday.
Margo Coleman uses golf to help teach young people skills for a successful life
For the last two decades, Margo Coleman has worked to give amateur golfers across the state numerous opportunities to improve their skills as players.
Her work even helped some junior golfers earn college scholarships.
The business model of Mississippi Power Company (“MPC”) and Entergy Mississippi (“Entergy”) requires that the Mississippi Public Service Commission (“MPSC”) balance the interests of ratepayers and shareholders.
Manpower and money hurting city’s efforts to repair streets
Jackson’s long-planned assault on potholes is less an assault and more an attempt to dip water out of a bucket with a teaspoon.
Last fall, city officials said they had fallen behind on repairing potholes largely because of broken down equipment.
Dorlisa Hutton, a Jackson native, serves as the chief operations officer for SR1. Hutton earned her undergraduate degree in healthcare administration at Jackson State University. She earned her master’s degree in public health from Jackson State and a master’s in biomedical science from the University of Mississippi.
Joe Howell Seale passed away in Alpharetta, Ga. February 15 at the age of 67. Joe was born and raised in Jackson, where he and his family owned Seale-Lily Ice Cream Company.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lawrence Peeples Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Anne Peeples, to Matthew Campbell McDonald, son of Bryan Campbell McDonald of Ridgeland and Michele Negrotto Hall of Madison.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ray Reves of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Peyton Lindsey Reves, to Hunter Brian Treutel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Brian Treutel of Bay Saint Louis.
Margaret “Peggy” Verner McKie of Jackson and Greenville passed away February 17, surrounded by her loved ones. Peggy was born August 3, 1935, in Jackson, to Margaret Hogue Verner and Dr. Guy Verner. She was graduated from Central High School in 1954 and attended the University of Alabama.
Planning food and wine festival becomes second ‘FULL-TIME JOB’ for Emerson, Wilkirson, and Council.
For the novice, putting together a statewide food and wine event could prove an insurmountable task.
He has been in business in Ridgeland for the past 45 years. He previously worked as a pharmacist. He has lived an active life of running, biking and more for 50 years. He likes to write, mostly for social media. He considers himself a history buff and spends a lot of time reading books on historical figures.
Ida Katherine Hoover Ford, 93, passed away February 20. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home February 25 from 10 a.m. to noon with funeral services to follow. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.
St. Richard plans carnival ball March 1
Gravity is a fundamental law of nature. It makes rivers flow to the sea. If the natural flow is blocked, there are consequences. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blocked about 40 percent of the Mississippi River’s peak flow to the Gulf at Morgan City in 1964. The delayed consequences today are unnatural floods on the Lower Mississippi.
Several members of the Jane Austen Society of North America - Mississippi Chapter, met recently for a book group discussion of Austen’s “Northanger Abbey.” Shown are (from left) Carla Wall, Carolyn Brown, Lori Toyota, Susan Haller, and Linda Thompson. Incoming Regional Coordinator for JASNA-MS is Brenda Ware Jones.
Students at First Presbyterian Day School celebrated Valentine’s Day with cards and parties. Shown are first-graders (from left) Cameron Queen, Jack Gray, Robin Weaver, Mckenzie Rickels, and Eliza Jane Dukes.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the boys and girls soccer teams. Shown are (from left) Sheila, Hunter, and Tommy Bryson.
Jackson Prep’s 2018 Defensive Football Awards went to (from left) Jack Gideon, Most Valuable Lineman; Bryson Weeks, Most Valuable Back; Dixon Hughes, Most Valuable Linebacker.
Dressed as the one hundred and one dalmatians to celebrate their one hundred and first day of school are Jackson Academy first-graders (from left) Mae Logan, Cade Wilson, Katherine Fowler, Cole Caraway and Paxton Orr.
The St. Joseph Catholic School 2018 Homecoming court shown in the St. Joe Rosary Garden include (from left) freshman Alex Lyle; sophomore Cece White; junior Thyme Turner; seniors Celeste Hall, Luckett Nixon, Alaina Liess and Emma Kaye Beebe; junior Layla Lewis; sophomore Clare Cole; and freshman Rosalia Foley.
Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Most School Spirit were (from left) Mary Riels Jefferys and David Purvis.
Madison Middle School presented “Aladdin, Jr.” as their fall schoolwide musical. Students were chosen by audition for roles as the cast and dancers. Sixth-grade choir students sang as the chorus, while others assisted with sets, and former students served as crew. Members of the cast included (from left) Nataleigh Nix and Omari Daniels port
Madison Middle School presented “Aladdin, Jr.” as their fall schoolwide musical. Students were chosen by audition for roles as the cast and dancers. Sixth-grade choir students sang as the chorus, while others assisted with sets, and former students served as crew. Shown are Princess Jasmine’s attendants trying to keep her grounded as she str
Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Friendliest Girl and Boy were (from left) Maggie Waller and Will Jones.
A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.
Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.
The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.
The District at Eastover will add a new addition in the spring of 2018, Eastover Market, the state’s first food hall. Eastover Market will be developed in consultation with the esteemed St. Roch Market of New Orleans, and will showcase a curated collection of local, boutique restaurant concepts.
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.
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.
Over the past 15 years, the subdivision of Reunion has become the place to call home for many Madison County residents.
Although the development is almost two decades old, it continues to add new homes and amenities for residents.
Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital
The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).
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.
Michel still wants neighborhood improvement district
District 25 Sen. Walter Michel hopes the fourth time will be the charm when it comes to seeing a “neighborhood improvement district” bill passed.
The Northside senator is planning to introduce a bill creating the NIDs in the 2018 session.