In a Fourth of July spectacle in Washington that blurred the lines between patriotic celebration and political preening, President Donald Trump thankfully steered clear of turning his speech on the Washington Mall Thursday into a brazen re-election pitch.
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Fifth-grade students (from left) Julia Thompson, Ebbie Barbour, Katherine Gault, Breck Hines, Yates Elfert, Emily Martin, and Brennon Shorter read poetry aloud at a recent Jackson Academy Middle School poetry cafe event.
Alternative Route Requested
Jackson city officials will ask Eastover residents to take a different route, if possible, once construction gets under way on the second phase of the Eastover Water Main Replacement Project.
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.
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.
More than 35,000 faulty water meters were installed as part of the city’s $91 million energy performance contract with Siemens.
In his first year, St. Joseph Catholic School head coach John Bond is hoping to build on the success of his predecessor, who helped get the Bruins back to their winning ways.
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.
High-end apartments similar to those in the District at Eastover could soon be coming to the former Colonial Country Club site.
Last week, crews began tearing down the old Colonial clubhouse, a sign that work on the Colonial Highlands development could begin soon.
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.
A product of the Mississippi hill-country, standing water was something I saw only in a pond on my parent’s farm or crossing the creek on “the place.” Beyond the occasional thrill of Grenada Lake spillway opening, flooding was a distant story on the Sunday evening news.
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.
Two more states voted to legalize marijuana in the recent mid-term elections. Ten states now allow recreational marijuana. Thirty states allow medical marijuana. The latest polls show 66 percent of American adults now favor legalization. Canada has legalized recreational marijuana nationwide.
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.
The Ridgeland Costco could be welcoming customers next spring.
Meanwhile, residents opposed to the store are still fighting the matter in court.
Developers have applied for and received a permit to clear the Costco site, which is located on the east side of Highland Colony Parkway south of the Old Agency Road roundabout.
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.
Bomgar tackling transparency, the economy and Justice system in 2018
Mississippi House District 58 Rep. Joel Bomgar has a lot in store for the 2018 legislative session.
A lot of Mississippians are happy with our existing state of affairs. Indeed, we are the most religious and generous state in the nation. We have great hunting and fishing, little pollution, great weather and plenty of room.
Earlier this year, the state Legislature passed legislation that will require, beginning in January 2018, most governmental agencies to utilize reverse auctions when purchasing goods and services. The legislation was hailed as a means to set more responsible purchasing practices by governmental agencies and to save taxpayer money.
So I’m kind of a frugal guy. My wife says cheap, but that’s just semantics. I like cars that get good gas mileage.
I also don’t like air pollution, since my job often has me reading about how particulates from car exhaust and other sources cause childhood asthma, premature deaths and things like that.
Beemon Drugs Owner Lester Hailey has announced that the iconic North Jackson drug store will be closing on June 25.
A notice was posted at the Maywood Mart institution today.
The store, which has been a staple on the Northside for years, is known for providing home delivery of medications to customers.
The first jurisdictional hearing for Gluckstadt’s incorporation has been moved for a second time, but progress on the area’s assimilation into Madison County is still steady.