The Reunion Parkway saga continues as Madison County voted last week to retain Mississippi Engineering Group (MSEG) to provide design, right of way and construction services for Reunion Parkway from Bozeman Road to Galleria Parkway.
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I don’t get weepy at much. My friend, Mary Straton Smith, knows that military homecoming videos can bring me to my knees and uses this to derail my day by tagging me in the tear-jerkiest of tear-jerkers that she comes across on social media—but I don’t cry at my kids’ performances or first or last days of school.
He’s back. Heath Hall is making another appearance as the face of the Madison County board of supervisors.
Before an audience of more than 16,000 Northsider Amy Forsyth preformed a duet with Carrie Underwood in Fiserv Forum. Amy, a Northside Sun account manager, had the opportunity to share the stage with the award winning country singer after she won The Champion rap contest.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the baseball team. Shown are (from left) Fred, Mary Helen, and Jack Ferguson.
Jackson has a $9 million water bond payment due September 1, and it likely will have to dip in its general funds to cover at least a portion of the amount.
Editor’s Note: This is a reprint of Dick Hall’s speech last week to the Rotary Club of Jackson.
Jackson city officials are continuing to shut off accounts for delinquent water customers, despite a recent lawsuit filed in Hinds County Chancery Court.
However, that could change if the city council approves an agenda item at a special meeting on June 27.
In an effort to uphold the image the city of Madison has cultivated over many years, the city code enforcement director is on the hunt daily for infractions.
Jack Harvey (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project provide a cross country trail improvement for Jackson Prep. He is shown with his parents Margaret and John Harvey.
Sen. Walter Michel (left) recently visited with former Madison County Schools Superintendent Kimber L. Halliburton, one of 18 school leaders who visited the Capitol to be honored with a presentation of Senate Concurrent Resolution 540 saluting them for achieving an “A” accreditation rating for the 2017-18 school year.
Susan Draughn has been named Madison Central High School’s Parent of the Year. Draughn serves as the 2018-2109 Madison Central PTO President. She has served in numerous PTO roles in each Madison zone school throughout the years, including PTO President at Rosa Scott School from 2016-2018.
First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders (from left) Lauren Hand and Preston Marion were chosen Most Creative by their classmates.
Jackson Academy second-graders (from left, back) Josh Hubbard, Lillian Griner, Joseph New, Perry James, Gabriella Lomax, Carson Lester, Knox Seward, Ella Kate Sijansky, Kate Vollor, Austin McNeil; (third row) Jordyn Funchess, Daulton Lynskey, Ella Williams, Colton Ogden, Brennan Davis, Haley Barbour, Pettey Sandifer, Clay Chustz, Sarah Logan, H
Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Most Artistic were (from left) Eleanor Baker and Jonathan Booker.
First-graders at First Presbyterian Day School created an “animal habitat” display with creative art and writing projects. Shown are (from left) Tully Hogan, Benny Moss, Davison Tyra, and Erin Fontaine.
Anna Kathryn McDaniel and Ridge Futral were selected as Mr. and Miss MRA.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School lower school students recently served as acolytes during Big Chapel. Shown are (from left) Reed Chudy, Ravi Patel, Ayden Seale, Baani Bedi, Eloise Turnage, Alice McElroy, Reese Hall, and Eli Pace.
Will Davis (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project replaced the footbridge on the cross country trail at Jackson Prep. He is shown with his parents Lesley and John D. Davis IV.
The first phase of the Reunion interchange might be funded through this year’s state bond bill, say county officials.
District 2 Supervisor Trey Baxter said he and District 1 Supervisor Sheila Jones have been meeting with state legislators, including Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn.
The River Hills parent relay team (from left) Ben Kerr, Will McCraney, Tal Hendrix, and Parker Ellison swam to a first place finish during this year’s event at the Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.
Hartfield Academy recently opened its newly expanded and renovated main campus at 1240 Luckney Rd.
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.
Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco Wholesale scored a minor victory recently in their efforts to keep the wholesaler from locating on Highland Colony Parkway.
Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the city of Ridgeland’s request to expedite the appeal of the city’s 2015 vote to amend the zoning ordinance.
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.
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.
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.
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.