I am raising three women. They are girls right now, but they will be women when I’m done with them—I hope. That’s the plan anyway. I’m aiming for three distinct versions of confident, fulfilled, kind, and brave badass women. There are so many things I do not care about regarding my children’s futures.
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Jackson is one step closer to issuing $35 million in road bonds, thanks to a recent vote by the city’s one-percent infrastructure tax oversight commission.
Last week, oversight members approved the mayor’s request to leverage bond money to issue up to $35 million in long-term debt.
I read with interest Dr. Levin’s letter advocating for medical marijuana in Mississippi. I paid particular attention as he is the current president of the Mississippi Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (a position I held several years ago).
By NIKKI ROWELL
Sun Staff Writer
The Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) is looking into whether or not Canton Municipal Utilities (CMU) illegally raised their rates without MPSC approval.
Jackson’s motion to dismiss the attorneys in the city’s water shutoff case will be heard by Judge Tiffany Grove next month.
This morning, Chancellor Grove set a hearing for 1:30 p.m., Thursday, August 8, to hear arguments in the city’s motion to dismiss three attorneys representing plaintiffs in the matter.
The Jackson People’s Assembly in partnership with the City of Jackson is launching the City of Jackson’s first participatory budgeting process open to all residents to share their budgeting recommendations on July 20, 2019 at Redeemer Church, 640 E. Northside Drive in Jackson, from 10 AM to 3 PM.
Mr. and Mrs. David Bennett Allen of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Elizabeth Allen, to Joshua Konstanzer Crump, the son of the Honorable and Mrs. David Nuttall Crump Jr. of Front Royal, VA.
Ruby Mona Tharpe McLemore, 88, died at home surrounded by family on July 10, 2019.
William Sherman Sampson Jr., 75, died unexpectedly Saturday July 13, 2019 at his home near Learned, MS. Bill was the first of 5 children in is family and was born at Fort Ft McClellan in Alabama July 2, 1944. Bill grew up in Jackson, MS and attended the University of Mississippi. He was an avid fan of Ole Miss football his entire life.
City Seeks Grant for Creek
Relief for erosion along two Northside creeks could soon be coming in the form of a federal grant.
Landon Watson (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle project developed a sensory path for Highland Bluff Elementary School. He is shown with his parents Florance Bass and Samuel C. Watson.
Mr. and Mrs. Sean Riley of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Ashlyn Riley, to Robert Hayden Strickland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Strickland of Madison.
“Hallelujah” and “Amen” rang out when Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks biologist Ryan Jones shared with the task force that they have not found green plant material from giant salvinia in the last infested area at the Barnett Reservoir.
Voted Funniest at St. Joseph Catholic School was (from left) Patton Beard and Kaycee Jackson.
Martha Camp Edmonds, 73, of Brandon, Mississippi, went to meet her Lord Jesus Christ face to face on July 2, 2019.
Selected Madison-Ridgeland Academy’s Mr. and Miss MRA Middle School for the 2018-2019 school year were Anna Sceroler and Josh Hubbard.
Madison County has seen steady growth for the last several consecutive years, according to county tax assessor Norman Cannady Jr.
This year is no different as evidenced by the 2019 preliminary tax roll. The county saw an increase of approximately $340 million in true value.
A new campaign was recently launched to bring roads and bridges to the forefront of this year’s statewide elections. Michael Arnemann, co-director of the Fix Mississippi’s Roads campaign, is helping lead the charge.
It’s a political year and I was happy to see all the major politicians show up at the Mississippi Press Convention in Biloxi. This week, I’m highlighting the two main candidates for the Democratic primary for governor.
Jim Hood, four-time Mississippi attorney general:
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2019 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments. Students honored for high achievements on the National French Exam are (from left) Jory Tanaka, Dami Oluwatade, Rhodes Pharr, Khushi Patel, Anna Buckley, Betsy Burrow, and Jacob McGrath.
The Madison Lions Club was pleased to have Bonnie Holliday, Program Coordinator and Camp Director of The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi, recently as our guest speaker. Shown (from left) Todd Rhodus and Holliday.
James P. “Jim” Spell, MD, the son of Jay P. Spell and Corinne Kervin Spell, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at his home in Oxford. He was 89 years of age. The cause of death was complications of Parkinson’s Disease and cancer. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 11:00 A.M.
OMAHA — This is written from the College World Series where a packed house of more than 22,000 fans pays to watch each game at sparkling TD Ameritrade Park.
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.
“The DEA is on the phone.” Those are words you really never want to hear. To my relief the call wasn’t about my practice. The next week I found myself meeting with two United States District attorneys as well as DEA agents. I was asked to be an expert in a case against two pain specialists in Alabama.
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.
The second and third phases of Renaissance are on track to be finished next year, complete with another show fountain and Malco theater.
The city of Ridgeland director of community development Alan Hart said, based on reports from the developer, that phase two of Renaissance should be open by summer or fall of 2019.
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.