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Mississippi homeowners who are thinking about becoming seriously energy efficient now have one good estimate on how much that might cost: $15,000.
At Jackson Academy (from left) Elizabeth Copeland and Adams Kennedy were recipients of the Dan Morse Award, which recognizes a boy and a girl in the rising ninth grade class who embody the school’s mission to pursue lives of purpose and significance, and inspire others to do the same.
Gary Moulder (center) was recently in-ducted as the newest member of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Moulder joins his wife, Sharon, (right) who has been a club member since 2009 and recently completed a term as club president. Shown with them is charter member Ann Barnes (left).
The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Dick Hall, Commissioner of Transportation for the Central District, as a guest speaker recently. Shown are (from left) Rotary President Neddie Winters, Hall, and Julian Watson.
With a conservative majority now in place on the U.S. Supreme Court, there is a movement — its size probably pretty small — to try to add some seats in hopes that a future Democratic president could tilt the court’s leanings back in the other direction.
Relief for Bozeman
Some relief is coming for Bozeman Road, as the Madison County board of supervisors approved $150,000 to be put toward paving the road.
Like many millennials, and before them, post WW II "baby boomers", I am confronting in my 70's a life passage, which is by no means unique, but otherwise: we humans may be composed of microbial stardust, but - like stars, which have an aeons-extended life - we are mortal. Observing the recent televised celebrations of man's first venture to
The River Hills Club River Rats swim team placed second out of 13 teams in the 2019 Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.
Consider the following scenario.
An outside entity approaches Mississippi and says that it wants to invest a billion dollars a year in the state indefinitely and create thousands of new jobs. The only catch is that the state has to put up $100 million a year, too.
I recently listened to closing arguments in the mental health lawsuit pitting Mississippi against the United States. The setting was the gleaming, modern federal building on the southside of downtown Jackson.
Jackson city officials confirmed today that one employee has been placed on administrative leave while one resident has been arrested for straight-piping, a method of stealing water by bypassing city water meters.
He is a second generation American, as his father’s parents were immigrants from Scotland and his mother’s from Norway. He considers his wife, Caroline, to be his most important attribute in his role as Head of School. He attended Vanderbilt on a football scholarship and played rugby in law school.
They are going to become grandparents for the first time in February 2020. Their best memories are from family trips with their children. While they cook up tasty meals at the restaurant, their meals at home are usually really simple. Several of the paintings on the restaurant walls were done by Mark. In their off time, they like to binge-w
To quote Shakespeare, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Ridgeland officials and Old Town stakeholders, on the other hand, are hoping that a name change will make a difference in the city’s historic district.
Burglars beware! New security cameras are soon going up in the LOHO neighborhood.
The city of Jackson recently approved plans to install the devices at five of the neighborhood’s main entrances.
LOHO board president John Morgan Hughes hopes to have the cameras in place sometime this month.
A settlement could be on the horizon in the city of Jackson’s $225 million lawsuit against Siemens Industry.
In a letter dated August 14, attorneys for the city of Jackson and Siemens Industry Inc. notified the courts that the parties had “decided to try to reach a resolution through mediation.”
Gluckstadt residents supporting the area’s incorporation efforts are fighting the Madison County board of supervisors’ recent decision to allow another access point to Church Road from a property across from Germantown High School.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sims of Madison announce the upcoming marriage of their son, Joshua Allen Sims, to Lindsey Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Clay of Tupelo and Mr. and Mrs. Greg Wilson of Roanoke, Ala.
More than 35,000 faulty water meters were installed as part of the city’s $91 million energy performance contract with Siemens.
Jackson’s Civil Service Commission could look into why six Jackson police officers aren’t being allowed to return to active duty, months after they were involved in police-related shootings and months after they were cleared of any wrongdoing.
Dr. and Mrs. Walton Lynn Stringer announce the engagement of their daughter, Sydney Lea Stringer, to Kyle Alexander Zebley, of Pittsburgh. Miss Stringer is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Stringer and the late Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sydney Snyder, all of Jackson.
Billions of dollars in local and state bonds are being issued without competitive bidding. Many of the leading state experts in Mississippi bidding laws are wondering why. It used to not be this way.
There’s no telling how much taxpayer money is being left on the table. It’s probably in the millions of dollars.
Parham Bridges Park promises to be a busy place in the coming weeks, with nearly $400,000 in improvements and additions planned for the popular Northside facility.
Inaction by library officials has resulted in the loss of approximately 34,000 books at the now defunct Charles Tisdale Library. The books were destroyed by black mold.
Meanwhile, any hopes of cleaning the collection were dashed recently, when an insurance claim filed to cover the books’ restoration costs was denied.
When a Tiny backwater state agency published a public notice in the newspaper that it planned on issuing up to $895 million in state debt, it raised some eyebrows.
The Municipal Gas Authority of Mississippi (MGAM) only has a half-dozen or so employees, but that isn’t stopping the 30-year-old agency from some whopping plans.
Costco is still coming to Highland Colony Parkway, despite a recent ruling from the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Last week, the high court overturned the city of Ridgeland’s 2016 decision to rezone its zoning ordinance to allow areas zoned C-2 to have remote gas stations.
Madison County residents commuting along Highway 463 aren’t happy with the congestion in the early morning and late afternoon hours.
Ruth Fredericks, Millsaps College class of 1980, attributes one Millsaps professor in particular for setting her on the path to a career in medicine. That professor is Dr. James McKeown, who taught biology at Millsaps for 48 years from August 1962 to May 2011.
There is music - wonderful, beautiful music - coming to us from Covenant Presbyterian Church in Jackson. Recently, the men's choir visited us at the Bond Home for a fantastic concert. Nowhere have I ever heard more beautiful singing.
Jackson officials going after unpaying water customers
The new year will mean new efforts by the city of Jackson to recoup an estimated $20 million in outstanding water revenues.
The city ramped up its water shut-off efforts to recoup funds on about 20,000 delinquent accounts, according to Public Works Director Robert Miller.
Efforts to transform Belhaven Park from a simple green space into a major gathering place in the community are about to come full-circle, with a capital campaign expected to get under way in January to fund the final round of improvements.
Work has begun to repair a major sinkhole at the intersection of Ridgewood Road and Lelia Drive. Crews descended on the site today and had begun digging up a portion of Ridgewood that collapsed last year as a result of a broken storm drain. The road south of the work site had been closed to through-traffic.