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Dealership requests to be left out of Gluckstadt and Canton annexation issue


The Gluckstadt incorporation is making slow and steady progress, but there is one commercial entity that wants to stay out of the issue.

The Mak Haik car dealership, located north of Glucksadt Road and west of I-55, does not want to be part of the incorporation. The car dealer does not want to be part of Canton’s annexation either.

Orchestra takes on songs of James Taylor, Carole King at Pops Series September 23


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“You’ve Got a Friend,” the iconic 1971 Carole King song, also a hit for James Taylor and a Grammy winner for both, tops the playlist and shares its title with a Mississippi Symphony Orchestra concert that celebrates their music with guest singers and orchestral flair.

Jackson passes public access gating ordinance; takes effect on October 12


Jackson City Council chambers erupted into a 34-second round of applause last week, a sign of appreciation from residents whose long battle to restore the city’s public access gating ordinance was over.

The council voted 5-2 to amend the gating ordinance, again allowing neighborhoods across the city to have the devices.

Madison continues efforts to install safety cameras in Strawberry, liberty parks


Madison city officials are preparing to receive bids a third time for the installation of security cameras at Strawberry Patch Park and Liberty Park.

Two weeks ago, the mayor and board of aldermen rejected two bids for the project. The rejection was at the recommendation of Madison Police Chief Gene Waldrop.



Esperanza Velasquez is founder of the Mississippi Hispanic Association in Flowood.