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.
Aaron Rice is director of the Mississippi Justice Institute (MJI), an arm of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, a conservative think tank.
There’s only one way that Mississippi is going to be able to raise the revenue it will take to sufficiently fix its deteriorating roads and bridges.
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will have to lose his bid to be Mississippi’s next governor.
Olivia moore gives back to community through establishing city tennis camp.
When athletes make something look easy, they’re said to be “putting on a clinic.”
For Olivia Moore, she not only knows how to make tennis look easy on the court, she also knows how to put on a clinic. Literally.
Thelma Sutton Ray, 82, and Johnnie Clifton Ray, 88, of Oxford, Mississippi, who devoted their lives to each other for nearly 65 years, passed away peacefully within 24 hours of each other, on Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14, 2019.
Two Ridgeland stores were hit with armed robberies within hours of each other on June 17.
Adrian Ready, a detective with Ridgeland Police Department, said that anonymous tips helped them solve one of the cases. However, that might not have been possible without a screen grab from surveillance camera footage.
Battle against salvinia continues to be successful.
Following another good report from its partners in the battle against the invasive plant giant salvinia, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District board of directors Thursday opened four additional boat ramps and a kayak ramp in the Pelahatchie Bay area of Barnett Reservoir.
Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba remembers his recent trip to Iceland well.
“We left on March 30. It was my wedding anniversary. I told her I was going to Iceland to try to bring resources to the city,” he said. “She was gracious enough to forgive me.”
Jill Ford recently announced her candidacy for the House of Representatives District 73 vacated by Cory Wilson, citing her desire to keep up the fight for conservative reforms in the legislature.
LeFleur East planning annual fundraiser
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.
David C. Davis of Madison, associate professor of history at Millsaps College, has been named the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations International Perspectives Faculty Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year. He will teach in the fall of 2018 a seminar at Millsaps focused on local identities in the global village.
With Cinco de Mayo approaching, it is the perfect time to throw a taco party. Few things are as versatile, easy, delicious, and crowd pleasing as Mexican food. Many food allergies are not a problem if you serve buffet-style with many Mexican favorites. For the gluten sensitive: serve corn tortillas and corn chips, along with flour tortillas.
Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Most Charming were (from left) Gabbi Ferrari and Matt Mills.
Dancing with Jackson Academy’s seventh grade spirit team, Jazz, this fall are (from left, back) Anna Kate Lucas, Virginia Browning, Anna Margaret Hooker, Lucy Allen, Mary Hampton Walker; (front) Darbie Brewer, Abby Fielder, and Sophie McIntire.
Billye Haskins Dallas, 89, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, passed away June 15, 2019. Visitation is on Tuesday June 18, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Parkway Funeral Home, 1161 Highland Colony- Parkway, Madison, Mississippi.
Sexual harassment has risen to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness with a deluge of recent allegations against liberals and conservatives in many high-profile professions — members of Congress, Hollywood actors, directors and producers, and even journalists who are supposed to be watchdogs against such bad acts.
Jackson Prep 2018 junior varsity softball team includes (from left, back) Head Coach Cory Caton; Colby Ray, Maggie Birdsall, Amelia Kidd, Raylei McKinney, Miller Jordan, Assistant Coach Shane Bennett; (front) Melle Welch, Grace Sinclair, Emma Stensaas, Tyler Reeves, Ivy Vaughn. Not pictured: Kayleigh Canoy.
The upper school performing arts department of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School proudly presents the Broadway musical comedy, “Guys and Dolls,” February 28, March 1 and 2 at the Center For Performing Arts located on the north campus in Ridgeland. The production features a cast of 26 singers and dancers, and a live, 14-piece orchestra.
Chronic Wasting Disease, a neurological disease in white-tailed deer that’s 100 percent fatal, has arrived in Mississippi.
Limping Chloe Bibby was in Oregon last weekend, supporting her Mississippi State teammates, while continuing the rehab process on her injured knee.
Yes, she said, the knee is coming along fine and will be stronger than ever by next season.
Yes, she said, she can’t wait to play again.