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.
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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.
Voted Funniest at St. Joseph Catholic School was (from left) Patton Beard and Kaycee Jackson.
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.
Allison Claire Hines and John Finley Mangialardi were wed in an evening ceremony November 10 at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church. The Reverend Charles N. Bowdler officiated
My first ice cream cone lesson was the most important: lick the sides as well as the top. If you don’t, the consequences can be dire. They include:
1. Sticky fingers, a frozen hand, as well as a stream of melting vanilla dribbling down to your elbows.
SummerHouse Furniture and Interior Design and Noggins Organic Salon recently co-hosted their second annual fashion runway event at SummerHouse.
If you have watched the HBO mini-series CHERNOBYL, you’ve seen by way of docu-drama an extreme example of the catastrophic consequences of groupthink and suppression of any dissent.
Ruby Mona Tharpe McLemore, 88, died at home surrounded by family on July 10, 2019.
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.
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.
Influenced by the Garden District in New Orleans, a new residential development will soon be in the works in the city of Madison.
The Madison board of aldermen recently voted to approve the site plan for the residential portion of the Village.
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.
After running unopposed, District 25 Sen. Walter Michel now has a Democratic challenger in the 2019 election.
Michel, a Republican, qualified to run for the District 25 seat on March 1, the qualifying deadline.
On March 2, when the secretary of state released its list of qualifying candidates, Michel was unopposed.
The sky will be bright with fireworks as Fourth of July celebrations kick off this weekend.
So, don your red, white and blue and all things star spangled and head out to one of the various Independence Day events across North Jackson and south Madison County.
There is something for everyone to enjoy in true patriotic fashion.
Mr. and Mrs. James Morris Gathings of Ridgeland announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Lauren Gathings, to Kenneth Austin Winter of Greenville.
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.
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.
John K. Bramlett Jr. was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as District Attorney for the 20th Circuit Court District, which includes Madison and Rankin counties. He replaces Michael Guest, who was elected to the U.S. Congress. Bramlett has served as an assistant district attorney in the 20th Circuit Court District since 2015.
Native Jacksonian Matt Allen is a candidate for Hinds County Circuit Court Judge, Subdistrict 1. This is the seat that has been held by Judge Jeff Weill, who is not seeking reelection to that position.
Many people know Warren Strain as the man who provides information on high profile cases across the state. However, when he isn’t representing the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, he serves his city on the Madison Board of Aldermen.
The Ross Barnett Reservoir could soon be home to a new residential development featuring lakefront lots and others with lake views.
A group called Expedition Point LLC was the successful bidders for a 100-acre property, where they intend to build the residential development.
Helen Summerford is president and race coordinator of MUTS, the Mississippi Ultra and Trail Society. Summerford has a degree in classical studies from Millsaps College and a degree in physical therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).
Construction is on track for the second and third phases of Renaissance, complete with a show fountain and Malco theater.
Phase two of Renaissance is projected to be complete sometime this summer or early fall.
The Costco portion of phase three and four should be complete by next summer.
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.
Repairs are underway to Jackson Street, which is an MDOT-owned highway stretching from Highway 51 to I-55.
Ridgeland Public Works Director Mike McCollum said the project was halted for a short time due to work on Colony Park Boulevard.
Jackson Academy middle schoolers (from left, back) Alex Guild, Madilyn Ray, Cooper Flechas, Jeffrey Gao, Addi Roberts; (front) Cooper Rodgers, Davis Meeks and Miller Whittington participated in a division-wide project to create “get well soon” cards for patients at Batson Children’s Hospital.
My cruise-mate Edrie Royals and Jackson companions Margaret Vise, Ann Barksdale, Carole Kirkland and I were on a Danube River cruise and our boat had docked near Kalosca, Hungary.
The tour Edrie and I had picked out for this stop was the cowboy rodeo in Kalosca.
R’land Police Offer Safe Place
The internet has provided an easy way for people to sell their unwanted or used items. However, not every seller is reputable.
Scams and dangerous people could be lurking behind seemingly normal postings.
Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Most School Spirit are (from left) Frances Hill and Parker Daily.
The intense focus in the news media, in the medical community and in both state and federal governments to America’s opioid epidemic may be getting the message across.
New data out last week shows that the number of prescriptions filled for opioid painkillers fell by nine percent nationwide, their biggest decline in 25 years.
Public Hearing Set
A public hearing to discuss the proposed amendments to the city of Ridgeland’s zoning ordinance has been set for March 5 at 6 p.m.
Covenant Presbyterian Preschoolers enjoying learning colors by having color dress days. Celebrating the color red are (from left) William Smith, Anna Kathryn Hinshaw, Hassen Torrey, Lucy Maddux, Abigail Doe, Evelyn Kalka, and Andrew Seymour.
First Lady Deborah Bryant and her sister Diane recently visited the Spectrum Academy at New Summit School. The purpose of the Spectrum Academy is to enhance the lives of each student and to expand the breadth of services available in the autism community.