By the time you read this in print, we’ll know the election runoff results. It will be a shocker if Bill Waller Jr. wins and does a like-father-like-son upset over a heavily favored and well funded sitting lieutenant governor.
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Gubernatorial runoffs are a rare occurrence in Mississippi’s history. In fact, the most recent was nearly three decades ago. Like so many of you, I have struggled to reach a decision on the right plan of action in this runoff election.
A popular Northside park could soon be named after a late Jackson Academy student.
Ward Three Councilman Kenneth Stokes has introduced an ordinance to rename Parham Bridges Park to Parham Bridges/Frances Fortner Park.
Freeland Harris Magruder, Jr. 89, passed away peacefully at Hospice Ministries on July 10, 2019, sixteen days shy of his 90th birthday. He was born on July 26, 1929 in Memphis, TN, the son of Freeland Harris Magruder, Sr., and Adele Critz Magruder.
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.
Medical marijuana ballot initiative signatures submitted
Mississippians for Compassionate Care submitted 105,686 certified signatures from registered voters to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office, placing medical marijuana on the 2020 ballot. [Steve Wilson]
Madison-Ridgeland Academy students who maintained the highest academic average among all sports and activities for the 2018-2019 school year were (from left) Alexandra Cullom, Nicolas Rowan, Bryce Ishee, Brewer Hughes, Wilson Benton, Ridge Futral.
If Northsiders think the grass in the a little taller than usual along the interstate, they’d be right.
Officials with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) are struggling to keep up with maintaining the medians, in part, because of the heavy rains.
Lane Spell Rosson, 74, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at home in Ridgeland, MS, surrounded by friends and family including her son, Bert Rosson Jr., her sister, Suzanne Case of McComb and niece Rebecca Case Lawler of New Orleans.
Northsiders were among the 1,254 SPRING graduates from Hinds Community College.
William Douglas Sanders and Margaret Allene Wimberly Sanders of Canton announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Michelle Sanders, to Bryan Joe Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Bryan Taylor of Coldwater.
There is a ruthless killer on the loose in Mississippi. From dark alleys to dimly lit streets, to winding dirt roads leading to single family homes and through gated neighborhoods to the wealthiest in town, this killer has no mercy and finds its victims of all races, creeds and incomes.
I would like dinosaurs, gorillas, airplanes, people, robots, and that’s all I really want.
With love, Porter Jeffreys
A proposal to sue the firm responsible for a $91 million overhaul of the city of Jackson’s water system fell flat at the February 19 city council meeting.
The council did not vote on a proposal to hire the Gibbs and Travis Law Firm to bring suit against Siemens USA.
The celebration and blessing of the marriage of Virginia Nell Parsons and Paul Jarlath Hughes was held at 5 p.m. on October 6 at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens in Nashville.
The bride’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Donald Parsons of Jackson. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Jarlath Hughes of Galway, Ireland.
Former Jackson City Councilman and current Judge Jeff Weill is a candidate for the Mississippi Court of Appeals – 4th district. Judge Weill currently serves as a circuit court judge for Hinds County and was an assistant district attorney and criminal investigator for former district attorney Dunn Lampton.
Last month the federal indictment against Mitzi Bickers was updated to include some shocking allegations about former Jackson mayor Tony Yarber’s administration. This should be nothing new to readers of the Northside Sun. We first reported on this scandal years ago and called for Mississippi’s U.S. Attorney’s Office to take action.
Several Madison County residents are not receiving their mail regularly following a federal mandate passed down from the U.S. Postal Service.
The mandate requires all new developments, both residential and commercial, to be outfitted with a centralized mail system.
Costco construction traffic isn’t to blame for the recent potholes that have cropped up along a recently repaved section of Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland.
Rather, the asphalt has broken down in several places because of weaknesses in the road bed itself, according to Mayor Gene McGee.
Heavy flooding and black mold has forced the closure of one of the Northside’s oldest libraries, but officials hope to reopen it in a new location before school starts.
Northsiders honor Det. Sharon Jordan for solving area home invasions
Det. Sharon Jordan can add a pair of golden handcuffs to her trophy case.
The Jackson Police Department (JPD) veteran was recently honored by Northsiders for solving a string of home invasions in the Highland Circle neighborhood.
The first scheduled hearing in the annexation case involving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is slated for January 24.
Two cities, Flowood and Pearl, are attempting to annex land surrounding Jackson-Evers, in what city of Jackson officials call a “tax grab.”
Jackson Academy President Cliff Kling has accepted the position as president and chief executive officer of the Gulliver Schools effective January 1, according to chair of the Jackson Academy Board of Trustees Gregory M. Johnston.
Once the foundation is poured, a Costco Wholesale can typically be open for business within four months.
However, two years after developers announced plans to bring the wholesaler to Highland Colony Parkway, the battle over the store’s future continues.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tyson Wilkins III of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Holland Wilkins, to Captain James Edward Baxter Kruger of Brandon, son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Baxter Kruger of Brandon.
By MEGAN PHILLIPS
Sun Staff Writer
Lost Rabbit is soon to be full of new development and improvements. Along with a fifth residential phase, Southern Lifestyle Development (SLD) real estate company will be adding enhancements to the town center.
The city of Ridgeland’s weekly farmers’ market, True Local Market, has been extended into the new year.
True Local Market began in October and was expected to run through the end of December 2018. However, due to the success of the market, it will continue.