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THE legislature is in session and big money is on the line – $21 billion. This represents 18.3 percent of Mississippi’s total GDP of $115 billion.
Mississippi citizens need a clear understanding of the budget. In the end, our votes make the difference.
An average of 20 people experience physical violence from an intimate partner every minute in the United States.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), that totals around 10 million abuse victims annually.
The Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) has published its master plan for improvements in the CCID, or Capitol Complex Improvement District.
The document was presented to the Mississippi Legislature yesterday.
Margo Coleman uses golf to help teach young people skills for a successful life
For the last two decades, Margo Coleman has worked to give amateur golfers across the state numerous opportunities to improve their skills as players.
Her work even helped some junior golfers earn college scholarships.
The business model of Mississippi Power Company (“MPC”) and Entergy Mississippi (“Entergy”) requires that the Mississippi Public Service Commission (“MPSC”) balance the interests of ratepayers and shareholders.
Manpower and money hurting city’s efforts to repair streets
Jackson’s long-planned assault on potholes is less an assault and more an attempt to dip water out of a bucket with a teaspoon.
Last fall, city officials said they had fallen behind on repairing potholes largely because of broken down equipment.
Dorlisa Hutton, a Jackson native, serves as the chief operations officer for SR1. Hutton earned her undergraduate degree in healthcare administration at Jackson State University. She earned her master’s degree in public health from Jackson State and a master’s in biomedical science from the University of Mississippi.
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.
The wedding of Natalie Marie Flood and William Ramseur Boyles was celebrated at the Paris-Yates Chapel on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford July 28.
I am the Meanest Mama in the World. That’s the word around my house, at least. The criteria for earning this title is ever-changing. Some days, the bar is as low as telling my children that they have to bathe. Other times, I have to work harder, like when I impose a consequence: ‘You hit your sister with the iPad, so now it’s mine.’
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.
Nearly 15 years after the original plans were announced for Harbor Walk, Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) officials are still optimistic about the development.
The planning process is ongoing for the proposed development to be built on reservoir property.
You know what they say about the best-laid plans. Even the most prepared face mishaps, especially when traveling.
The White family experienced this firsthand as they made their way to Orlando for their much-anticipated trip to Disney World.
Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco hadn’t decided at press time whether they’d appeal a judge’s decision to allow the store to locate a gas station on property across from the Highland Colony Parkway development.
Most officials on the Northside are running unopposed in the August 6 primary.
In fact, the only positions with competition incude sheriff, tax collector and coroner in Hinds County and in Madison County the circuit clerk, District Four and Five supervisors and District Two justice court judge.
Students at First Presbyterian Day School celebrated Valentine’s Day with cards and parties. Shown are first-graders (from left) Cameron Queen, Jack Gray, Robin Weaver, Mckenzie Rickels, and Eliza Jane Dukes.
Several members of the Jane Austen Society of North America - Mississippi Chapter, met recently for a book group discussion of Austen’s “Northanger Abbey.” Shown are (from left) Carla Wall, Carolyn Brown, Lori Toyota, Susan Haller, and Linda Thompson. Incoming Regional Coordinator for JASNA-MS is Brenda Ware Jones.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the boys and girls soccer teams. Shown are (from left) Sheila, Hunter, and Tommy Bryson.
Jackson Prep’s 2018 Defensive Football Awards went to (from left) Jack Gideon, Most Valuable Lineman; Bryson Weeks, Most Valuable Back; Dixon Hughes, Most Valuable Linebacker.
Dressed as the one hundred and one dalmatians to celebrate their one hundred and first day of school are Jackson Academy first-graders (from left) Mae Logan, Cade Wilson, Katherine Fowler, Cole Caraway and Paxton Orr.
The St. Joseph Catholic School 2018 Homecoming court shown in the St. Joe Rosary Garden include (from left) freshman Alex Lyle; sophomore Cece White; junior Thyme Turner; seniors Celeste Hall, Luckett Nixon, Alaina Liess and Emma Kaye Beebe; junior Layla Lewis; sophomore Clare Cole; and freshman Rosalia Foley.
Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Most School Spirit were (from left) Mary Riels Jefferys and David Purvis.
Madison Middle School presented “Aladdin, Jr.” as their fall schoolwide musical. Students were chosen by audition for roles as the cast and dancers. Sixth-grade choir students sang as the chorus, while others assisted with sets, and former students served as crew. Shown are Princess Jasmine’s attendants trying to keep her grounded as she str
Madison Middle School presented “Aladdin, Jr.” as their fall schoolwide musical. Students were chosen by audition for roles as the cast and dancers. Sixth-grade choir students sang as the chorus, while others assisted with sets, and former students served as crew. Members of the cast included (from left) Nataleigh Nix and Omari Daniels port
Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Friendliest Girl and Boy were (from left) Maggie Waller and Will Jones.
The Gluckstadt incorporation is making slow and steady progress, but there is one commercial entity that wants to stay out of the issue.
The Mak Haik car dealership, located north of Glucksadt Road and west of I-55, does not want to be part of the incorporation. The car dealer does not want to be part of Canton’s annexation either.
Hartfield Academy recently opened its newly expanded and renovated main campus at 1240 Luckney Rd.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Josie Bidwell is associate professor of nursing and lifestyle medicine clinician for the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). She holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in nursing from UMMC. Bidwell spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about her position and about the school’s lifestyle medicine clinic.