Willie Alan Weeks was born November 24, 1966 on Thanksgiving Day to Adell Newsom and Willie Ephraim Weeks of Lucedale, Mississippi. He was healed and restored on September 19, 2019. After graduating George County High School, he began studies at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg where he earned a degree in Marketing.
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All good things must come to an end, and for residents in some Northside neighborhoods, the quiet streets associated with temporary bridge closures will soon be a distant memory.
Contractors are expected to begin work on the Cavalier Drive replacement project sometime in October.
My high school reunion is this weekend. We are the class of 1999 and even 20 years later I still enjoy a juvenile spark of boastful pride at the thought of the classes close to us in age being a little jealous that we had the coolest graduation anthem, thanks to Prince.
New attorneys have been appointed in six customers’ seeking to stop the city of Jackson from shutting of water in the wake of the Siemens case.
On October 8, plaintiffs notified the court that they would be represented by the Cochran Firm, which has offices in Grenada and Los Angeles.
The Rev. and Mrs. Claude Eugene McRoberts III of Montgomery announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail Berry McRoberts, to Scott Hamric Miller, son of Dr. and Mrs. Carold Jason Miller of Madison.
It wasn’t my first assignment, but it came early in my days as a newspaper reporter when I was mostly writing obituaries and police news. It’s a chore I never assigned when I later became an editor, nor do I recommend it to today’s bosses.
On October 9, Judge Carlton Reeves entered an Order approving the Consent Decree in Brown v. Madison County, a lawsuit brought by the law firm Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Mississippi and the ACLU, which alleged racially motivated policing by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.
Notable successes and failures contribute to JRA’s history.
Since its inception, the Jackson Redevelopment Authority (JRA) has pretty much flown under the radar.
Although the agency generally keeps a low profile, at the same time it serves as lead redeveloper for the capitol city.
JA plans community-wide event.
The Mississippi Museum of Art will present Nick Cave: Feat., an exhibition of 17 works examining the artist’s socially engaged practice. On view October 26 through February 16, the survey of Nick Cave’s (b.
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.
Over the years as a newspaper publisher, I have received dozens of letters from prison inmates seeking help. Typically, they write about horrendous conditions, unfair treatment, brutality or proclaim their innocence.
CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED on a new middle school for Madison-Ridgeland Academy (MRA). The facility should be ready by the 2018-2019 school term, however this fall, students will be greeted with additional parking and less traffic congestion.
The Madison County board of supervisors is considering moving forward with the Reunion interchange, phase 2.
The Reunion interchange would serve as another access to I-55 for north Madison and Gluckstadt residents, and it would connect Bozeman Road to Parkway East.
JA to host area show choirs. Jackson Academy will host its 7th annual Show Choir Invitational Friday, February 1 beginning at 5 p.m. and Saturday, February 2 beginning at 10 a.m. Local schools will perform including Jackson Prep and Madison Central. The invitational will also feature Jackson Academy’s show choirs in exhibition performances.
Location cited as factor in low attendance at Jackson Zoo
For the Jackson Zoo, it’s all about location, location, location.
The zoo has been hemorrhaging visitors for years, and local and out-of-towners alike cite the park’s surroundings as a major reason why.
Areas available for additional gas stations in Ridgeland and Madison if and when initiated by developersBy MEGAN PHILLIPS,
Gas stations are few and far between on the west side of the interstate in south Madison County.
The only gas station in the area is on the corner of Mississippi Highway 463 and Highland Colony Parkway.
Jackson could soon the join the myriad of other cities that have sued Siemens following complications with a water system overhaul.
On Tuesday, the council could decide whether to hire law firm Gibbs and Travis to file lawsuit against Siemens USA to recoup damages associated with its $91 million energy performance contract.
Highland colony Parkway is in the middle of major improvements.
The parkway is currently undergoing an overlay project from Old Agency Road to West County Line Road.
Now, the county wants to add additional subterranean pavement to a northbound lane to accommodate heavy truck loads.
Casey Creasey was recently named executive director of the Greater Belhaven Foundation (GBF). Creasey holds degrees from the University of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law. She takes over as director after serving in the position in an interim capacity.
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.