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Cyber security is one of those things that most people and businesses don’t ever get around to doing – until they get hacked or their hard drive fails or a disgruntled former employee deletes important files.
Another chapter in one of the Northside’s most storied high school football rivalries will be written this Friday, when the Jackson Prep Patriots take on the Jackson Academy Raiders.
Jackson will soon be one step closer to having a contractor in place for the much-anticipated Museum Trail.
The city is expected to open bids on the project no later than 3 p.m., on Tuesday, October 8.
The public comment period, which was originally scheduled to end on September 26, has been extended to October 28 for residents to voice comments or concerns about NCL Waste’s plans to construct a third landfill in Madison County.
More than three years after the suit was filed, legal fees continue to mount up for taxpayers in the Jackson airport takeover case.
The city and the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) filed suit to stop the state from implementing SB 2162, the measure commonly referred to as the airport takeover bill.
With chalk in hand Eli Childers leaves messages of hope throughout Jackson.
All moments in life are temporary, even the beautiful ones.
Local artist Eli Childers has designed an entire movement around this idea through his chalk art designs, which are also fleeting.
We are a month into the college football season – one third of the way through. Time to grade Mississippi teams...
The city of Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler and the board of aldermen have approved the city’s budget for fiscal year 2020.
The $27,380,283 general fund budget includes pay raises for several employees and the addition of firefighters, police officers and vehicles for the police department.
The Jackson Convention Center’s 2017 annual report was just released, months behind schedule, and no one seems to be concerned.
The center typically releases an annual report each year, to give commissioners and taxpayers a snapshot of how the center is doing.
Stan Buckley is founder and director of But God Ministries in Ridgeland. The Madison resident started the group in 2011, around the time he stepped down as pastor of First Baptist Church of Jackson. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and received his Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law.
Efforts to transform Belhaven Park from a simple green space into a major gathering place in the community are about to come full-circle, with a capital campaign expected to get under way in January to fund the final round of improvements.
Jackson officials going after unpaying water customers
The new year will mean new efforts by the city of Jackson to recoup an estimated $20 million in outstanding water revenues.
The city ramped up its water shut-off efforts to recoup funds on about 20,000 delinquent accounts, according to Public Works Director Robert Miller.
When a Tiny backwater state agency published a public notice in the newspaper that it planned on issuing up to $895 million in state debt, it raised some eyebrows.
The Municipal Gas Authority of Mississippi (MGAM) only has a half-dozen or so employees, but that isn’t stopping the 30-year-old agency from some whopping plans.
Work has begun to repair a major sinkhole at the intersection of Ridgewood Road and Lelia Drive. Crews descended on the site today and had begun digging up a portion of Ridgewood that collapsed last year as a result of a broken storm drain. The road south of the work site had been closed to through-traffic.
Ruth Fredericks, Millsaps College class of 1980, attributes one Millsaps professor in particular for setting her on the path to a career in medicine. That professor is Dr. James McKeown, who taught biology at Millsaps for 48 years from August 1962 to May 2011.
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.
Ross Weems is president of the Phoenix Club of Jackson. Weems, who has been an active member of the board since 2015, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University and currently is first vice president with BankPlus’ Private Client Group in Jackson.
Fondren Renaissance Foundation board
William J. “Bill” Hardin, MD, passed away October 9 at the age of 81, after a battle with cancer. He was born July 4, 1937 in Jackson, son of the late James W.
Rotary Club of Jackson met recently at Sparkman Auditorium at the ag museum. Julian Watson introduced speaker, Coach Joe Moorhead, head football coach at Mississippi State University.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School has another student committed to playing Division I next year. Senior Banks Tolley signed with Mercer University to play soccer. Fellow Saints teammates celebrated with Tolley at the announcement in the school’s brand-new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC).
Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Dunamic Duo are (from left) Ben Burnett and Forrest Smith.
Juniors serving as class officers on the Jackson Academy Student Council for 2019-2020 are (from left) Alice Williams, Priya Ray, Thomas Arnold, and Ava Couey. Not pictured: Lila Robertson.
R’land Police Offer Safe Place
The internet has provided an easy way for people to sell their unwanted or used items. However, not every seller is reputable.
Scams and dangerous people could be lurking behind seemingly normal postings.
Scott Waller, IOM, has been selected to serve as President and CEO of the board of directors of the Mississippi Economic Council. Waller, who has been with at MEC for more than 11 years, spent the last eight months as interim president and CEO. He and his wife Kim live in Madison.
At Jackson Academy’s upper school Awards Day, students (from left) Columbia Holeman and Brandon Miller received the national “I Dare You” leadership award for exhibiting personal integrity, balanced living, and a potential for leadership.