I have a theory about idiot lights on cars: They are controlled by the finance offices of car companies. If a car company is about to miss their earnings target, a computer program activates the engine light icon on millions of cars throughout the world, generating billions in service charges.
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I must preface this article by emphatically stating I have no idea what I am writing about today. With this said, I have in fact pondered, read, and made mental notes regarding observations and statements made by countless individuals whom I regard much more informed than I am.
The maker of OxyContin could pay as much as $12 billion spread over time between 2,000 municipalities nationwide, including several in Mississippi, as part of a tentative settlement announced September 11, according to Associated Press reports.
When Mississippi voters went to the polls, most cast their ballots on voting machines whose days are numbered.
Birthdays. They are milestones, aren’t they? When is your birthday? I just had one. I turned 62. I don’t mind if you know my age. It’s just a number. Do you know why? Because I almost died 10 years ago. I have been given 10 extra years so far. So, I celebrate that birthday; not really a birthday but 10 bonus years. I mean, a true gift.
Millsaps Dedicates Center
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.
Northsider Jeff Bonner shared this photo of a Mississippi cougar with us. It came courtesy of his friend, Clarksdale dentist Bill Wilson, who took the photo from the window of his office at 850 North DeSoto in Clarksdale.
Plans are underway for a new residential development at the Barnett Reservoir, which is set to include lakefront lots and others with lake views, in addition to rental properties.
A group called Expedition Point LLC was the successful bidder for a 100-acre property, which will be the site for the residential development.
N’siders learn no vaccine but good treatments for West Nile.
Brenda and Jim McIntyre are busy Northsiders, and by all accounts healthy for their age.
The two own their own business, The Complete Flag Source, and work six days a week, often 10 hours or more.
Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) officials are at a loss as to how they can prevent reservoir visitors from placing steel reinforcement rods, or rebar, in the water.
The pieces of rebar jutting out of the water are hard to spot, putting Barnett Reservoir users in danger of damaging their watercrafts or getting hurt.
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.
A new gym and 10 new classrooms are on the horizon for First Presbyterian Day School (FPDS), as part of a major expansion expected to get under way early next summer.
The school announced the plans recently, in a letter to parents.
A plan to rezone the Meadowbrook Office Park as a mixed-use district has sparked debate among Northsiders.
Some support the idea, saying the rezoning is needed to keep the area vibrant, while others argue the plans could increase traffic on relatively calm neighborhood streets.
The state recently scored a victory in its efforts to take over the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.
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.
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.
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.
Work will soon be under way on a new mixed-use development in Madison, which is designed to have the feel of a historic downtown neighborhood.
The Village at Madison will be located off Main Street near the police department and will be home to the newest Half Shell Oyster House location.
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.
The Ross Barnett Reservoir could soon be home to a new residential development featuring lakefront lots and others with lake views.
A group called Expedition Point LLC was the successful bidders for a 100-acre property, where they intend to build the residential development.
At the Mississippi Concrete Association winter meeting, resident Les Howell (left) of Delta Industries passed the gavel to 2018 President Grady Gunn (right).
Jackson Academy’s Dan Morse award recognizes a boy and girl in the eighth grade who most closely embody the school’s mission. It is given to students whose academic, extracurricular, and interpersonal endeavors reveal a pursuit of purpose and significance. The 2018 recipients are (from left) Clayton Mahaffey and Regan Felder.
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When a police officer kills a citizen should his identity be kept secret? Mayor Chokwe Lumumba thinks not. A special task force appointed by the mayor on the issues agrees.
Caroline Hill (left) and Emory Laseter from Jackson Academy won the MAISS AAAA number one Doubles Championships. Hill was also named to the Clarion Ledger’s 2018 All-State Girls Tennis Team as part of the Best of #MSPREPS.
Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted wittiest are (from left) Elizabeth McCubbins, Chase Canton, and Sydney Simmons.
Jackson is another step closer to bringing on a new zoo manager, but first it wants to get a handle on the park’s finances.
Last week, the city council approved bringing on an accounting firm to conduct a forensic audit of the Jackson Zoological Park’s finances.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School eighth graders enjoying the first day of school are (from left) Lauryn Chambers, Madison Cox, Casey Young, Micah Davis, Isabel Mitchell, Jennifer Chen, Jessica Livingston, and Hannah Moore.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year.