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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.’
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.
Eddie Spencer is pastor of church and society at Galloway United Methodist Church. Spencer has served in the position for nearly six years. He recently spoke to Sun Senior Staff Writer Anthony Warren about Galloway’s ministries to the homeless, in particular, Grace Place.
Spillway Road Project
Work is slated to begin soon to improve traffic at the intersection of Spillway Road and Northshore Parkway/Old Fannin Road.
The long-term goal is to ease traffic at the busy intersection, which has approximately 30,000 vehicles using it daily.
Plans to address flooding problems in Belhaven appear to be stalled, thanks to a handful of reluctant homeowners unwilling to grant the temporary easements for the work.
He spent 35 years in healthcare administration before going into business. He and Barbara recently went on their 28th trip abroad. He loves wood working and refinishing furniture. He studied art for more than three years under Karl Wolfe. He is invested in the Fondren area.
One after another, several Madison County residents living in Ward Four stood at the podium at the latest meeting of the board of supervisors to voice their concerns about road issues and the lack of funding allotted for road repairs within their ward.
We don’t know that Mississippi Senate District 22, even with its majority-black voting-age population, is racially gerrymandered, as federal Judge Carlton Reeves has ruled. We do know that it’s politically gerrymandered.
It was Christmas time when I got the call. My son, who was addicted to drugs, had been missing for a few weeks. I slept with scrubs laid out and my phone in my hand. Then the ringing in the middle of the night. He was in the ER. “Is he alive?” was the only thing I could say.
County leaders’ calls for more transparency in state emergency communications spending have so far gone unheeded by the Mississippi Legislature.
Bills that would have brought more oversight to the state CMRS board died in House and Senate committees.
The North State Street Reconstruction Project is moving along, although contractors are slightly behind schedule.
The second phase of the $19.6 million project got underway in January.
That work includes rebuilding the southbound lane from Northside Drive to Sheppard Road.
The prospect of a movie star eating at a local restaurant or a movie being filmed in your home town is appealing to most people. Yet it shouldn’t be funded by taxpayers.
Mississippi is one of the numerous states that offer taxpayer-funded film incentives to Hollywood producers in an attempt to have movies shot in the Magnolia State.
Beautification, safety and well-being were among topics front and center at the first LeFleur East Summit.
About 150 people attended the first of its kind meeting, where neighborhood leaders gave an overview of area happenings and long-term goals for the community.
I can’t carry a tune in a lard bucket, but on this day I could almost hum, same song, second verse in perfect voice. A group of ladies from Jackson, Ann Barksdale, Margaret Vise, Carole Kirkland, cruisemate Edrie Royals and I were on a Danube River cruise. Our ship, the Viking Jarl had docked in Kalosca, we would be there until late evening.
These Jackson Academy kindergarteners spent a cozy day in their Christmas pajamas recently.
A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.
Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.
The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.
The District at Eastover will add a new addition in the spring of 2018, Eastover Market, the state’s first food hall. Eastover Market will be developed in consultation with the esteemed St. Roch Market of New Orleans, and will showcase a curated collection of local, boutique restaurant concepts.
Mississippi's state accountability model is designed to measure the instructional effectiveness of schools and districts in the state. It includes students' scores on language and math tests as well as attendance and graduation rates. Schools and districts are given a letter grade from A to F according to their performance.
During the 2016 fiscal year, the U.S. Postal Service’s Postal Inspection Service received 60,000 customer complaints regarding attempts to steal mail.
A Madison County couple is finding out just how easy it is for mail to be stolen, even in person.
Over the past 15 years, the subdivision of Reunion has become the place to call home for many Madison County residents.
Although the development is almost two decades old, it continues to add new homes and amenities for residents.
Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital
The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).
This summer, Jackson resident Erin Smith will move to Los Angeles, not to try to make it on the big screen, but to train under world-renowned plastic surgeons as a part of her fellowship.
She will be trained by Dr. Paul Nassif, who stars on the television show “Botched” and Dr. Babak Azizzadeh.
Michel still wants neighborhood improvement district
District 25 Sen. Walter Michel hopes the fourth time will be the charm when it comes to seeing a “neighborhood improvement district” bill passed.
The Northside senator is planning to introduce a bill creating the NIDs in the 2018 session.