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12/17/2014 - 9:18am
First-time home buyers and families looking for houses that are a step up from their current homes seem to be driving the market. 
The real estate market seems to be turning a corner on the Northside. However, numbers have...
12/17/2014 - 9:07am
In his last year in office, District 66 Rep. Cecil Brown hopes to go out with several of his measures being passed. 
Brown, who will be running for Central Mississippi Public Service Commissioner in 2015, will be serving his...
12/17/2014 - 7:42am

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hoskins of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Ranae Hoskins, to Dr. Clifton James Stephenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Stephenson of Madison.

The bride-elect is the...

12/17/2014 - 7:40am

Drs. Mickey Eugene and Marilyn Gay Crosby announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Elise Crosby, to Robert Phillip Carpenter Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Phillip Carpenter of Jackson.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of...

12/17/2014 - 7:38am

Brittan Elizabeth Winford and Adam Marshall Herrington were united in marriage May 24 at 6 p.m. at the home and farm of her grandparents, Stan and Jean Winford of Vaughan.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Winford of...

12/15/2014 - 5:00pm

The Economy seems to be picking up steam. Nationally, 330,000 new jobs were created last month – the most since 1999.

Mississippi has not fared as well. Depending on which employment report you use – the one that polls...

12/15/2014 - 4:58pm

Wyatt, I read, with keen interest, your column on the birth of the Republican Party in Mississippi.  I certainly “take my hat off” in solid and sound congratulations to Wirt Yerger and many others who did not flinch from all...

12/15/2014 - 4:28pm

Airport study done in secret

PROPONENTS OF Madison County’s airport site study say the study was done in secret in order to eliminate “outside influence.”

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12/15/2014 - 4:18pm

Dear Editor:

The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black teens at the hand of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future...

12/15/2014 - 4:16pm

The last seventy years or so have been trying times for “progressives,” as the political left has returned to calling itself after a number of decades of being “liberals,” a sobriquet that became associated with such...

12/15/2014 - 4:14pm

What a year for Mississippians, right? We have a right to be proud of our state. Mississippi proud! So many times we are on the bottom of whatever list. Over the years I have said, "Well, the Bible says the last shall be first and the...

12/15/2014 - 11:22am

Rose Clayton Cochran

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12/10/2014 - 3:56pm

MADISON MAYOR Mary Hawkins Butler is seriously eyeing the fall 2015 election for state auditor, but hasn’t said officially that she’s running.

“Every day the support grows from people encouraging me to run,”...

12/10/2014 - 3:51pm

A FINAL PLAT met with county approval last week for phase “1E” of the Chestnut Hill subdivision, located just south of the Town of Livingston on Highway 463.

Phase 1E has 39 lots ranging from one to three acres and is the...

12/10/2014 - 3:49pm

THE COLONY PARK Public Improvement District (PID) should be awarding a bid soon on a multi-use trail along Highland Colony Parkway.

“We are still analyzing the bids to make sure there were no errors in any of the calculations. It...

12/10/2014 - 3:18pm

PROPONENTS OF Madison County’s airport site study say the study was done in secret in order to eliminate “outside influence.”

Tim Coursey, executive director of the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA...

12/10/2014 - 3:13pm

Jennifer Beasley has been artistic director of Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet for 17 years. Beasley danced professionally with the Louisville Ballet before moving to Jackson in the late '80s to dance with Ballet Mississippi. She stayed...

12/10/2014 - 3:06pm

WHILE THE ACT continues to be the favored college-entrance exam in the Southeast, some schools on the Northside emphasize the SAT as well.

The ACT includes four sections - English, math, science and reading - and averages a student...

12/10/2014 - 3:01pm

TOURISM DOLLARS and entertainment incentives are at the top of District 58 Rep. Rita Martinson’s list for the 2015 legislative session, which will be her last after six terms in the Mississippi House of Representatives.

Martinson...

12/10/2014 - 2:56pm

BUSINESS-CLASS JETS are the main type of aircraft officials hope to attract with a possible Madison County airport, said County Engineer Rudy Warnock.

Warnock is completing a $1.2 million site feasibility study for a possible airport....

12/10/2014 - 2:03pm
Jackson’s plans to study whether the city needs a new baseball stadium are bush league at best. 
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12/10/2014 - 1:57pm
The city of Jackson is beefing up work crews in preparation for a cold winter and potential water main breaks.
“We’re adding maintenance workers by the day,” said Director of Public Works Kishia Powell.
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12/10/2014 - 1:53pm
Fewer than 26 percent of registered voters turned out last week for the Jackson Ward One special election, a fact that is not lost on the race’s top two vote-getters. 
Approximately 4,100 voters turned down for the...
12/10/2014 - 1:52pm
Northsiders who want speed humps and haven’t already applied for them shouldn’t hold their breath. 
The city of Jackson is still not accepting applications for traffic-calming, and has no plans to open up the...
12/10/2014 - 1:49pm
Mistakes in the city of Jackson’s water billing department are costing Northsiders big. 
However, city officials say they’re aware of the problems and are working to address them. 
Northsiders,...