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.
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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 Jag Singers Booster Club is getting ready for the 2019-20 season with several events in the works. This organization supports Reveille and Radiance Show Choirs, the Madrigal Singers, and the chamber choirs of Madison Central and Rosa Scott High Schools.
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.
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On Friday, September 13, 2019, at approximately 3:10 AM, a Madison police officer while on patrol observed a male subject acting suspiciously at the Exxon Fuel Station on Highway 51 that had been closed for the night. The officer also observed a vehicle which was occupied by another male subject near the gas pumps at the station.
Madison County officials are eyeing other options for juvenile detention, as the county does not have its own juvenile detention center and availability is dwindling at local facilities.
Betsy Bradley, who has served as director of the Mississippi Museum of Art since December 2001. Previously, she served as executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission for six years after four years as its deputy director and community arts director.
It is back to school time for many, and it is the perfect time to start a cooking club. This time of year, I am constantly trying to find new and interesting meals for my family. It seems like I am always making the same old thing.
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Gibson Berry of Centreville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Camille Berry, to Jared Hunter Lyons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Michael Lyons of Brandon.
Friend’s move inspires Abby McCaughan award-winning choreography.
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.
Jackson Academy student council members (from left) Land Gebhart, Kennedy Nations, Lily Grace Thigpen, and Sydney Guy led Upper School students in an assembly to kick off the new year that was held on their first day of school.
Jackson’s investigation into the water/sewer billing department continues to lead to arrests.
Today, another suspect, Willie McClendon, 64, was charged in connection with having an illegal hookup at his residence.
According to JPD’s Twitter account, the hookup had been in place for a “substantial period.”
Recently released female prisoners find help in adjusting through crossroads ministry
Within three years of release from prison, nearly 70 percent of released prisoners were re-arrested. A Madison County program is aiming to cut back on recidivism and help those who are recently released turn their lives around.
In rare occurrence wife was able to give husband her kidney for fourth transplant
When looking for a spouse, many search for their perfect match.
Madison residents Chuck and Jennifer Dew found that and more in each other over the years since they met as teenagers.
Soon boaters at the Ross Barnett Reservoir will have the option to wash up as soon as they exit the water.
The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) board voted to accept a grant from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to purchase two boat cleaning stations.
The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) board has issued a state of emergency due to the presence of the invasive aquatic plant giant Salvinia, which is spreading in Pelahatchie Bay. This is the second time the plant has been found in the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
Fondren Renaissance Foundation wishes to announce that after a decade of service and leadership, Jim Wilkirson will step down as Executive Director of FRF, effective May 1, 2019.
Northsider Durr Boyles recently marked his second anniversary as adjutant general for the Mississippi National Guard. Boyles, a North Jackson resident, is a graduate of Mississippi State University and the United States Army War College, where he received a master’s in strategic studies.
The Gluckstadt incorporation case is heating up the closer it gets to the trial date which is set to begin on February 4, roughly two years after the first petition was filed.
Jackson proposing doing away with minority firm quotas
An ordinance that establishes quotas for hiring minority firms in the city of Jackson could soon be on its way out.
Jackson officials are hoping to replace the city’s Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) ordinance with a new “small and disadvantaged business” program.
Within the span of a couple of weeks, the Northside lost the patriarch and matriarch of one of our most prominent families, the Lamptons.
Leslie B. Lampton was founder of Ergon, which has 2,600 employees in Mississippi, 29 other states, and several other countries. Dorothy Lee Crum Lampton was his wife for 69 years.
Former Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan is retiring after 27 years with the Jackson Police Department.
McGowan previously headed up the North Jackson precinct before being promoted to district commander under former Police Chief Lee Vance.
On Monday, McGowan announced he was retiring on a social media post.
A Birmingham law firm will determine whether or not Jackson has a suit against Siemens.
The Jackson City Council recently approved hiring Lightfoot, Franklin and White LLC to “investigate and pursue claims and litigation against Siemens.”
The measure was approved following two special sessions.
A new friendly and kindness-spreading trend is growing more and more in the city of Madison.
If you’ve found a hidden, painted rock somewhere in the city, you’ve probably heard of the movement called Madison MS Rocks.
Plans to transform Parham Bridges Park into a world-class tennis center are finally coming to fruition.
Last week, the Jackson City Council approved a motion to tear down the old Precinct Four substation to make way for a new entrance to the Parham Bridges Tennis Center.
Northpark Mall will undergo major upgrades this year. Ridgeland officials recently approved a site plan and architectural review for $11.5 million in renovations on the exterior and interior of the shopping center.
The new owners, Pacific Retail Capital Partners, bought the mall last year for an unknown cost.
Betti Watters was the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers, Mississippi Chapter.
This award goes to Mississippi NASW members who have made significant contributions to the field of professional social work throughout their professional careers in Mississippi.