The Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) is looking into whether or not Canton Municipal Utilities (CMU) illegally raised their rates without MPSC approval.
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Randy Watkins’ love of golf takes him to the U.S. Open and mentoring young players on the sport.
Sports are a hobby for many, but one Northsider understands the connections that can be gained through sports.
Jackson is one step closer to issuing $35 million in road bonds, thanks to a recent vote by the city’s one-percent infrastructure tax oversight commission.
Last week, oversight members approved the mayor’s request to leverage bond money to issue up to $35 million in long-term debt.
I read with interest Dr. Levin’s letter advocating for medical marijuana in Mississippi. I paid particular attention as he is the current president of the Mississippi Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (a position I held several years ago).
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.
Amelia McGowan is senior attorney over the immigration law division with the Mississippi Center for Justice. McGowan helped found the division about a year ago. Prior to joining the center, she served as program director for the Migrant Support Center for Catholic Charities Jackson.
Mr. and Mrs. David Bennett Allen of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Elizabeth Allen, to Joshua Konstanzer Crump, the son of the Honorable and Mrs. David Nuttall Crump Jr. of Front Royal, VA.
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:
Wet weather continues to slow down the North State Street Reconstruc-tion Project.
The roughly $22 million project includes rebuilding a roughly two-mile section of the busy roadway from Hartfield Street to Sheppard Road.
William Sherman Sampson Jr., 75, died unexpectedly Saturday July 13, 2019 at his home near Learned, MS. Bill was the first of 5 children in is family and was born at Fort Ft McClellan in Alabama July 2, 1944. Bill grew up in Jackson, MS and attended the University of Mississippi. He was an avid fan of Ole Miss football his entire life.
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.
More than 35,000 faulty water meters were installed as part of the city’s $91 million energy performance contract with Siemens.
In his first year, St. Joseph Catholic School head coach John Bond is hoping to build on the success of his predecessor, who helped get the Bruins back to their winning ways.
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.
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.
Oh, spring break. How I used to love thee. Ski trips or beach trips, entire days with friends, and no school!! One year when I was a kid, my family returned from a beach trip to find it was snowing in Mississippi, in March—spring break was just magical.
Two more states voted to legalize marijuana in the recent mid-term elections. Ten states now allow recreational marijuana. Thirty states allow medical marijuana. The latest polls show 66 percent of American adults now favor legalization. Canada has legalized recreational marijuana nationwide.
John K. Bramlett Jr. was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as District Attorney for the 20th Circuit Court District, which includes Madison and Rankin counties. He replaces Michael Guest, who was elected to the U.S. Congress. Bramlett has served as an assistant district attorney in the 20th Circuit Court District since 2015.
Mississippi education officials are predicting that, even with the state’s intense focus on improving reading skills in the lower elementary grades, about 20 percent of third-graders will receive a failing score on the proficiency test they recently took.
Several Madison Central High School AP Language/Composition students placed in the StudentCam C-SPAN national video documentary competition.
A new environmental court in Madison could provide a template for other cities likely to address their longstanding blight problems.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School lower school students served as acolytes for their Big Chapel Advent service. Shown are (from left, back) Hannah Midgett, Aniyah Tapper, Ellie Brown, Ria Aggarwal, Ella Sofia Fraser, Jake Parker, Dylan Tobias, Sohan Reddy; (front) Lilly Garner and Henry Buyan.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s basketball teams recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing seniors on the teams and their families. Shown are (from left) Burney, Hannah Clay and Hannah King.
First Presbyterian Day School fifth and sixth grade boys and girls have begun monthly Bible Studies. Shown are (from left, back) Jennifer Dryden, Emily Oswalt; (front) Rose Turner, Meg Barbour, Elizabeth Sweat, Isabella Bryant, Olivia Mitchell.
Fifth grade students (from left) Colby Cason, Cam Walker, and Breck Hines recently shared a creative presentation about the skeletal system with their classmates at Jackson Academy.
Good for Rep. Sally Doty, R-Brookhaven, who was a prime advocate in getting the Mississippi Legislature this year to allow people convicted of felony drug crimes to seek federal food assistance.
Ninety runners recently participated in the Big Butts Trail Race organized by Mississippi Ultra and Trail Society (MUTS). The participants ran on trails all day for distances of 100k or 50k at Buddy Butts Park and Mississippi College Choctaw Trails.
Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year. JAAIS is an organization serving approximately 20 schools in the greater Jackson area.