In a Fourth of July spectacle in Washington that blurred the lines between patriotic celebration and political preening, President Donald Trump thankfully steered clear of turning his speech on the Washington Mall Thursday into a brazen re-election pitch.
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Fifth-grade students (from left) Julia Thompson, Ebbie Barbour, Katherine Gault, Breck Hines, Yates Elfert, Emily Martin, and Brennon Shorter read poetry aloud at a recent Jackson Academy Middle School poetry cafe event.
Alternative Route Requested
Jackson city officials will ask Eastover residents to take a different route, if possible, once construction gets under way on the second phase of the Eastover Water Main Replacement Project.
It’s a political year and I was happy to see all the major politicians show up at the Mississippi Press Convention in Biloxi. This week, I’m highlighting the two main candidates for the Democratic primary for governor.
Jim Hood, four-time Mississippi attorney general:
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2019 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments. Students honored for high achievements on the National French Exam are (from left) Jory Tanaka, Dami Oluwatade, Rhodes Pharr, Khushi Patel, Anna Buckley, Betsy Burrow, and Jacob McGrath.
The Madison Lions Club was pleased to have Bonnie Holliday, Program Coordinator and Camp Director of The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi, recently as our guest speaker. Shown (from left) Todd Rhodus and Holliday.
Murrah class of 1964 celebrate 55th reunion over four days with events in Jackson and Gulf Coast.
In high school, Jim Hitt and his friends would take on random feats of strength to prove their toughness.
One time, they ran through a thick patch of bamboo just to see how far they could get.
Jackson’s motion to dismiss the attorneys in the city’s water shutoff case will be heard by Judge Tiffany Grove next month.
This morning, Chancellor Grove set a hearing for 1:30 p.m., Thursday, August 8, to hear arguments in the city’s motion to dismiss three attorneys representing plaintiffs in the matter.
Water shutoffs will continue in the capital city, at least for the time being.
Today, the Jackson City Council pulled an item that would halt shutoffs at the request of Ward Three Councilman Kenneth Stokes.
Stokes, who introduced the item, asked the measure to be pulled because he would be absent.
Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) board of directors voted last week to reopen four additional boat ramps and a kayak ramp in the Pelahatchie Bay area of the Barnett Reservoir.
Top Rating for Bear Creek
Bear Creek Water Association has again earned the maximum score of 5.0 / 5.0 from the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) for the drinking water supply, according to the MSDH inspection report in May.
A plan to get the Capitol Complex Improvement District (CCID) to help fund the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project likely won’t get off the ground.
Recently, one-percent commissioner Pete Perry proposed asking the CCID to help fund the $10.8 million project. The move was seemingly backed by his fellow commissioners.
Below is the text of Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba’s statement, released minutes ago.
The city of Jackson is currently being sued by six customers, who argue the city should not shut off water in light of the Siemens lawsuit.
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.
American Cancer Society weekend benefit.
Jackson Academy second-graders (from left, back) Josh Hubbard, Lillian Griner, Joseph New, Perry James, Gabriella Lomax, Carson Lester, Knox Seward, Ella Kate Sijansky, Kate Vollor, Austin McNeil; (third row) Jordyn Funchess, Daulton Lynskey, Ella Williams, Colton Ogden, Brennan Davis, Haley Barbour, Pettey Sandifer, Clay Chustz, Sarah Logan, H
Blake Fletcher (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project created a habitat shelter for the Opportunity Center in West Jackson. He is shown with his parents Spence and Ruth Fletcher.
Sen. Walter Michel (left) recently visited with former Madison County Schools Superintendent Kimber L. Halliburton, one of 18 school leaders who visited the Capitol to be honored with a presentation of Senate Concurrent Resolution 540 saluting them for achieving an “A” accreditation rating for the 2017-18 school year.
Susan Draughn has been named Madison Central High School’s Parent of the Year. Draughn serves as the 2018-2109 Madison Central PTO President. She has served in numerous PTO roles in each Madison zone school throughout the years, including PTO President at Rosa Scott School from 2016-2018.
First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders (from left) Lauren Hand and Preston Marion were chosen Most Creative by their classmates.
Anna Kathryn McDaniel and Ridge Futral were selected as Mr. and Miss MRA.
Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Most Artistic were (from left) Eleanor Baker and Jonathan Booker.
First-graders at First Presbyterian Day School created an “animal habitat” display with creative art and writing projects. Shown are (from left) Tully Hogan, Benny Moss, Davison Tyra, and Erin Fontaine.
Will Davis (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project replaced the footbridge on the cross country trail at Jackson Prep. He is shown with his parents Lesley and John D. Davis IV.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School lower school students recently served as acolytes during Big Chapel. Shown are (from left) Reed Chudy, Ravi Patel, Ayden Seale, Baani Bedi, Eloise Turnage, Alice McElroy, Reese Hall, and Eli Pace.
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.
Former Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan is retiring after 27 years with the Jackson Police Department.
McGowan previously headed up the North Jackson precinct before being promoted to district commander under former Police Chief Lee Vance.
On Monday, McGowan announced he was retiring on a social media post.
Plans to transform Parham Bridges Park into a world-class tennis center are finally coming to fruition.
Last week, the Jackson City Council approved a motion to tear down the old Precinct Four substation to make way for a new entrance to the Parham Bridges Tennis Center.
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.
Betti Watters was the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers, Mississippi Chapter.
This award goes to Mississippi NASW members who have made significant contributions to the field of professional social work throughout their professional careers in Mississippi.
Northpark Mall will undergo major upgrades this year. Ridgeland officials recently approved a site plan and architectural review for $11.5 million in renovations on the exterior and interior of the shopping center.
The new owners, Pacific Retail Capital Partners, bought the mall last year for an unknown cost.
Mac Haik and the city of Canton have filed petitions to the Mississippi Supreme Court for an interlocutory appeal following the success of the first phase of the Gluckstadt incorporation trial.
For years, Jackson residents have turned to humor to cope with the city’s poor infrastructure.
From putting up posters warning of “tire-eating” potholes, to planting flowers in the middle of the street to help shed light on dilapidated conditions.
We’ve all gotten a good laugh.
By NIKKI ROWELL
Sun Staff Writer
Rodney Barbour and his granddaughter Stella were enjoying a fun day on the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Stella was taking a ride on the tube, pulled behind her grandfather’s boat.
Safe, family-friendly activities like this are typical in the summer on the reservoir. However, how safe is it?