The Mississippi Chi Omega Alumnae Association recently held its State Day board meeting at Saltine Restaurant. This year’s State Day, themed “The Greatest Sisterhood on Earth,” will be held in Hattiesburg, October 13 and 14.
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Virgi Lindsay was recently named city council president. The Northsider and Belhaven resident was elected to her first term in 2017, after serving for years as executive director of the Greater Belhaven Foundation.
First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders (from left) Charlie Graves and Ella Kincaid were chosen Kindest by their classmates.
(JACKSON, Miss.) – Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced that repaving has begun on Northside Drive between State Street and I-55/Frontage Road. The $2.4 million project has been made possible through the 1% Sales Tax Commission and funding made available to the Mississippi Department of Transportation by the Federal Highway Administrat
Ray Albert Thompson, age 88, died on August 16th at his home in Ridgeland, MS. Ray was the husband of Vivian S. Thompson. They had been married for 35 years.
Fifth graders at Mannsdale Upper Elementary who were selected as fourth graders who were selected as part of the Duke Talent Identification Progam included (from left, back) Chloe Griggs, Walker Knight, Cathleen Zheng, Nyasia Brown, Gideon Basden, My’Angel Robinson, and Porter Dancy; (third row)Abigail McKinney, Phoebe Coulter, Caitlyn Wagoner,
Beth Tindall-Losada was selected employee of the month at Madison Central High School. She is the administrative assistant in the front office.
John Irwin Kassel, 84, of Madison, MS, passed away on August 16, 2019, in Austin TX. John was born in New Orleans, LA to Philip Charles Kassel and Iris Mire Kassel on January 23, 1935. John attended Tulane University. He married JoAnn Morvant on Nov 3, 1956.
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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.
Contractors managing the Savanna Street Wastewater Treatment Plant discharged some four billion gallons of untreated wastewater into the Pearl River between December and May.
However, Public Works Director Robert Miller said the firm likely didn’t have a choice.
Rebel Drive has a new stream and waterfall, but that's not a good thing. A water pipe apparently collapsed under the street and the water is gushing out and buckling and cracking the road in multiple places. Residents called the Jackson water department Monday but no action had been taken.
The Ridgeland Police Department’s new fitness facility is expected to be complete next month.
A few residents will have to boil their water for the near future. Today, the city of Jackson issued a precautionary boil water notice for the 700 to 1399 blocks of Riverside Drive. The outage affects approximately 15 connections, according to city reports.
Special gala planned to celebrate orchestra.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Vincente Patti announce the engagement of their daughter, Sydney-Kirk Patti, to Austin Davis Vaughn. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Kimberly Davis Clark.
Miss Patti is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Jack Parks and Dixie Patti and the late Vito Daniel Patti.
Summer is in full swing and at Jackson Area Federal Credit Union, we’ve kicked off our Summer auto refinance campaign. This year’s theme is “Rate got you feeling blue? Call the Loan Doctors @ JAFCU!” We have all of our staff on board to make this year’s refinance campaign the best it’s ever been!
Friends of Children’s Hospital plan Enchanted Evening.
The coming weeks promise to be busy for leaders with two Northside community groups, who are pushing forward with plans to implement “community improvement districts” (CIDs).
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.
More than 35,000 faulty water meters were installed as part of the city’s $91 million energy performance contract with Siemens.
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.
Life and humanity is a puzzle, a puzzle in which we spend a lifetime finding missing pieces and learning where the pieces fit together in order to make us feel complete. I was missing a glaring piece of my puzzle, the motherhood piece. This is my story of completing the puzzle of motherhood.
Kindergarteners (from left, back) Levi Bates, Ethan Tate, Trinity Braboy, Laney Hildoer, Trip Rollins; (second row) Kilby Purcell, Caroline Reeves, Jack White, Joseph Banks; (front) Stefan Gojkovic, Simmons Davis, Arlesia Ray, Emma Gonzalez and Mac Rogers recently dressed as one hundred year old people to celebrate the 100th day of school at Ja
SEC Coach of the Year runs in Davis family
Kermit Davis Jr. has earned Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year honors in his first season at Ole Miss. That’s a big deal – a really big deal – but SEC Coach of the Year in your first year on the job is not unprecedented.
Walker Barnes received the Scott Branning scholarship in recognition of his care for others and tenacity in overcoming challenges. The scholarship was established in honor of its namesake, former Jackson Academy coach and teacher Scott Branning.
Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee (left) signed the National American Indian Heritage Month Proclamation for the month of November for Magnolia State Chapter, NSDAR to recognize how the nation has been influenced by American Indians and indigenous peoples; and how their contributions have enhanced the freedom and prosperity of America today.
The state is moving forward in implementing the CCID master plan, as evidenced by recent hires for seven projects.
The CCID is the Capitol Complex Improvement District. Each year the state will provide an additional allocation to fund public improvements in the district, such as road overlays and beautification.
At the Jackson Prep ninth-grade class day, it was announced that students (from left) John Henry Andress, Lauren Noe, Kimberly Blount and Mason Nichols were on the Honor Roll 95 or above since seventh-grade.
Preschoolers at First Presbyterian Day School wore jeans and jerseys during their week learning the letter J. Shown are (from left) Quinn Norsworthy, Salem Hogan and Caroline Thomas.
First Presbyterian Day School students (from left) Ava Hutton Gregory and Raney Hogan were all smiles on the first day of school.
The Danforth Award went to Jackson Prep seniors (from left) Aiden Creel, Bailey Winscott, Morgan Williams.