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.
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At a recent Mississippi Press Association forum, gubernatorial candidate Bill Waller Jr. was asked if elected how he was going to pass a gasoline tax increase for road and bridge repairs through the Legislature since it had been his party blocking the effort.
Voted Funniest at St. Joseph Catholic School was (from left) Patton Beard and Kaycee Jackson.
Madison County has seen steady growth for the last several consecutive years, according to county tax assessor Norman Cannady Jr.
This year is no different as evidenced by the 2019 preliminary tax roll. The county saw an increase of approximately $340 million in true value.
A new campaign was recently launched to bring roads and bridges to the forefront of this year’s statewide elections. Michael Arnemann, co-director of the Fix Mississippi’s Roads campaign, is helping lead the charge.
Ruby Mona Tharpe McLemore, 88, died at home surrounded by family on July 10, 2019.
If you have watched the HBO mini-series CHERNOBYL, you’ve seen by way of docu-drama an extreme example of the catastrophic consequences of groupthink and suppression of any dissent.
First Presbyterian Day School students celebrated the end of the school year at Field Day, a long-standing tradition of the school.
OMAHA — This is written from the College World Series where a packed house of more than 22,000 fans pays to watch each game at sparkling TD Ameritrade Park.
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.
Influenced by the Garden District in New Orleans, a new residential development will soon be in the works in the city of Madison.
The Madison board of aldermen recently voted to approve the site plan for the residential portion of the Village.
A product of the Mississippi hill-country, standing water was something I saw only in a pond on my parent’s farm or crossing the creek on “the place.” Beyond the occasional thrill of Grenada Lake spillway opening, flooding was a distant story on the Sunday evening news.
After running unopposed, District 25 Sen. Walter Michel now has a Democratic challenger in the 2019 election.
Michel, a Republican, qualified to run for the District 25 seat on March 1, the qualifying deadline.
On March 2, when the secretary of state released its list of qualifying candidates, Michel was unopposed.
I am raising three women. They are girls right now, but they will be women when I’m done with them—I hope. That’s the plan anyway. I’m aiming for three distinct versions of confident, fulfilled, kind, and brave badass women. There are so many things I do not care about regarding my children’s futures.
Mr. and Mrs. James Morris Gathings of Ridgeland announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Lauren Gathings, to Kenneth Austin Winter of Greenville.
The sky will be bright with fireworks as Fourth of July celebrations kick off this weekend.
So, don your red, white and blue and all things star spangled and head out to one of the various Independence Day events across North Jackson and south Madison County.
There is something for everyone to enjoy in true patriotic fashion.
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 Mayor made a good appointment when he named Bob Miller to head the department of public works.
Miller was the number two guy in New Orleans and was there during Katrina reconstruction so he’s not new to challenges.
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Lloyd Fordice of Vicksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Louise Fordice, to Thomas Bruce Payne III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bruce Payne Jr. of Madison. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Governor of Mississippi, the Hon. Daniel Kirkwood Fordice Jr.
Madison Alderman Guy Bowering counts it an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Madison and Ward 6.
Throughout his life, he has made serving his community a priority no matter where he has ended up over the years.
The Ridgeland Costco likely has been slowed down due to inclement weather, meaning the store will likely be opened this summer, rather than the spring.
She loves being active and doesn’t like to sit still.
She collects Herend figurines.
She’s crafty and knows how to sew and knit.
She can use a jackhammer well.
She and her husband plan trips with their twins and plan to take them to every state.
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.
Representatives from a wireless network recently spoke to Madison Ridgeland Academy’s middle school Robotics Club. They brought their robot Pepper for the students to enjoy. Shown are (from left) Rocco Universal, Jack Polles, Jackson Toler, Barr Biggs, Wilkes Johnson and Landry Horn.
Madison Central High School January students of the month are (from left, back) Patricia Bethea, Jenny Chapin, Elle Muirhead, Christian Berry, Grant Darling; (second row) Ta’preka Brown, Emma Christy, Mya Hayes, Ian Brown; (front) Chance Trammell, George Kotev, Will Scoggins and Chris Ogburn. Not pictured: Quinn Crothers and Anna Francis.
Here’s a sentence few people expected to read: Sen. Bernie Sanders may be a socialist, but he also is among the top one percent of American wage earners.
Maybe it’s not such a surprise, since Sanders makes $133,000 a year as a senator and he recently published a book that sold quite well.
BCBA-D, director of Autism Solutions for Canopy Children’s Solutions, has been elected to serve as a member of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) board of directors. Each member of the 11-person board is elected to serve three years and includes leading experts in behavior analysis from across the globe.
For more than 100 years, Hinds Community College has provided quality educational programs that are convenient and affordable.
Throughout the years, the college has grown tremendously in response to changes in the area’s population, economy, workforce and culture.
Students at First Presbyterian Day School have begun attending chapel services for the 2018-2019 school year. Shown are (from left, back) the Rev. Gary Sinclair, FPDS chaplain; (front) James Ritchie, Connor McNeel, Mary Claire Carter, Blythe Barton.
The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Royal Walker Jr., executive director at United Healthcare Community Health Plans of Mississippi and Louisiana as a recent speaker. The focus of Walker’s presentation was about Medicare part C and the Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans.
Former Northsider, was recently in town to celebrate her newly published debut book of poetry, “A Tender Force.” A launch party and reception was held at Lemuria Books for a book signing/reading.
Since its ratification in 1789, the U. S. Constitution has been amended 27 times. The last time in 1992, when the Constitution was amended to delay any Congressional pay raise until after the next election.
The Rotary Club of North Jackson honored STAR students and teachers from Jackson Academy, Jackson Prep, Madison Ridgeland Academy and St. Andrew’s Episcopal schools during a recent meeting. The Mississippi Economic Council and its M.B.