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Rukia Lumumba is executive director of the People’s Advocacy Institute in downtown Jackson. She is a graduate of Tougaloo College and holds a law degree from Howard University. Lumumba recently spoke to Sun Senior Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the institute and an initiative its working on to address crime in Jackson.
Northsiders could no longer have to drive to Vicksburg to qualify for the TSA precheck service.
At its meeting tomorrow, the Jackson City Council is considering entering into an agreement with Idemia Identity and Security USA for the “implementation of TSA pre-check within the city of Jackson.”
Leslie Evalyn Hodge, 51, of New Orleans passed away at home on August 16, 2019. Born in Augusta, Georgia to Jo Dent and Elbert “Cliff” Hodge, Leslie grew up in Oxford, Mississippi. After moving to Jackson, Mississippi, Leslie graduated from St.
Over the years I've heard it said or read it written many times: The quality of top tier college baseball, like that played in the SEC, is the equivalent of Class AA professional baseball.
That's just not so.
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.
Mr. and Mrs. William Trafton Morgan of Ridgeland announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Blair Morgan, to George Robert McKemey III. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Captain and Mrs. George Robert McKemey II of Tega Cay, SC.
A settlement could be on the horizon in the city of Jackson’s $225 million lawsuit against Siemens Industry.
In a letter dated August 14, attorneys for the city of Jackson and Siemens Industry Inc. notified the courts that the parties had “decided to try to reach a resolution through mediation.”
Television is college football's goose that lays golden eggs. And now, at least in my opinion, that goose has turned and is biting the game in the butt.
Boat Ramps Opened
All boat ramps have been reopened in the Pelahatchie Bay area at the Barnett Reservoir, which have been closed since October 2018 due to the presence of the aquatic pest: giant salvinia.
Despite wet weather, contractors are making progress on the much-anticipated new entrance to Parham Bridges Park.
Last week, crews were expected to wrap up work on the curb and gutter, and begin pouring asphalt for the new driveway, said Parks and Recreation Director Ison Harris.
Tim Bryan has taken over for Dan Gaillet as engineer for Madison County.
Bryan, previously the assistant county engineer, has worked for Madison County since August 2016. He took over the role of county engineer on July 1.
Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Students (from left) Camille Couey and Webb Strickland were voted Mr. and Miss Jackson Academy.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School celebrated the Fourth Grade Crossing Service. At the closing lower school service of the 2018-19 school year, rising fifth graders received their certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth grade, and special recognition was given to those students who received awards for individual accomplishment.
Donna Bruce was recently elected chairman of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) during the group’s annual business meeting. MSCPA is the largest professional organization serving Mississippi Certified Public Accountants.
Constance Maize Smith died Tuesday, August 6, 2019, surrounded by loved ones at home following a 2 ½ year battle with brain cancer. She was 68.
I turned 61 last week. I’m still alive.
That statement may seem weird to younger folks, but as a male over the age of 60, I have to get used to the fact that I could keel over dead of a heart attack any minute.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sims of Madison announce the upcoming marriage of their son, Joshua Allen Sims, to Lindsey Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Clay of Tupelo and Mr. and Mrs. Greg Wilson of Roanoke, Ala.
Jackson’s Civil Service Commission could look into why six Jackson police officers aren’t being allowed to return to active duty, months after they were involved in police-related shootings and months after they were cleared of any wrongdoing.
Dr. and Mrs. Walton Lynn Stringer announce the engagement of their daughter, Sydney Lea Stringer, to Kyle Alexander Zebley, of Pittsburgh. Miss Stringer is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Stringer and the late Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sydney Snyder, all of Jackson.
Billions of dollars in local and state bonds are being issued without competitive bidding. Many of the leading state experts in Mississippi bidding laws are wondering why. It used to not be this way.
There’s no telling how much taxpayer money is being left on the table. It’s probably in the millions of dollars.
Parham Bridges Park promises to be a busy place in the coming weeks, with nearly $400,000 in improvements and additions planned for the popular Northside facility.
Inaction by library officials has resulted in the loss of approximately 34,000 books at the now defunct Charles Tisdale Library. The books were destroyed by black mold.
Meanwhile, any hopes of cleaning the collection were dashed recently, when an insurance claim filed to cover the books’ restoration costs was denied.
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.
Costco is still coming to Highland Colony Parkway, despite a recent ruling from the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Last week, the high court overturned the city of Ridgeland’s 2016 decision to rezone its zoning ordinance to allow areas zoned C-2 to have remote gas stations.
Madison County residents commuting along Highway 463 aren’t happy with the congestion in the early morning and late afternoon hours.
Ruth Fredericks, Millsaps College class of 1980, attributes one Millsaps professor in particular for setting her on the path to a career in medicine. That professor is Dr. James McKeown, who taught biology at Millsaps for 48 years from August 1962 to May 2011.
There is music - wonderful, beautiful music - coming to us from Covenant Presbyterian Church in Jackson. Recently, the men's choir visited us at the Bond Home for a fantastic concert. Nowhere have I ever heard more beautiful singing.
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.
Efforts to transform Belhaven Park from a simple green space into a major gathering place in the community are about to come full-circle, with a capital campaign expected to get under way in January to fund the final round of improvements.
Work has begun to repair a major sinkhole at the intersection of Ridgewood Road and Lelia Drive. Crews descended on the site today and had begun digging up a portion of Ridgewood that collapsed last year as a result of a broken storm drain. The road south of the work site had been closed to through-traffic.