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08/13/2014 - 9:58am

In the previous parts of this series, we've covered a very broad overview of House Bill 585, discussing (admittedly out of context) select issues in order to highlight some of the facets of the legislation that have not heretofore received...

08/13/2014 - 9:56am

Tony Bahou is the new president and CEO of Special Olympics Mississippi, headquartered in Madison. Bahou previously was head of communications and public relations for Mississippi Blood Services and United Way of the Capital Area. He...

08/13/2014 - 9:55am

Jackson Academy seventh-grade students receiving the Service and Character Award for demonstrating good character and a caring spirit toward their classmates at school include (from left, back)   Truett Brooks, Daniel...

08/13/2014 - 9:54am

Jackson Prep seniors recently recognized for receiving subject area awards are (from left, back) Robert Frey, Jesse Pound, Grant Lamb, Wilson Hays, Paul Vegas Ott, William Johnson, Robert Mounger; (third row) Alex Goldstein, Will O...

08/13/2014 - 9:48am

Jackson Prep junior high boys track team includes members (from left, back) Head Coach Marcus Thompson, Coach Malcolm Saxon, Jerrion Ealy, Jacob Crawley, Jack Reynolds Holiman, Joseph Upton, Matthew Myers, Tate Fowler, R.J. Green,...

08/13/2014 - 9:46am

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edwin Varner of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Helen Ann Varner, to William Edward Campbell Jr. of Madison.

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08/13/2014 - 9:45am

The PSA Lady Sox won the USFA Southern National 10U Softball Tournament held recently in Gulfport. The tournament featured the top teams throughout the South. The Lady Sox finished the season with a 62-11 record and won five...

08/13/2014 - 9:43am

The Ray Higgins and Bubba Cox Awards are presented to a Jackson Academy high school girl and boy who letter in at least two sanctioned sports and maintain the highest average through the third term of the year. The Sherard Shaw...

08/13/2014 - 9:42am

William Walker received a scholarship from the Eddie Hodges Scholarship Foundation Trust to attend the Musica Riva Festival in Italy to study cello and conducting.  The Hodges Trust was established by the Jackson Symphony...

08/13/2014 - 9:40am

Ridgeland High School hosted its 12th annual senior class day awards ceremony recently. Recipients of the National Spanish Honor Society honor cords to be worn at graduation are (from left) Erika Chacon, Cynthia Vieyra, and Kaelyn...

08/13/2014 - 9:00am

LOST RABBIT is officially an URD instead of a PID, lawsuits should be dismissed soon, and payments on the URD bond issue could start next March.

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08/12/2014 - 7:32am

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08/11/2014 - 1:39pm

Harvey Kenneth Youngblood

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08/11/2014 - 6:51am

Pauline B. Spencer

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08/06/2014 - 10:00am

LOST RABBIT is officially an URD and not a PID.

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08/06/2014 - 9:41am

THE PARKWAY EAST Public Improvement District (PID) once again has a board of directors and will be able to collect assessments this coming year, after dwindling to one board member recently.

On July 21, the Madison County Board of...

08/06/2014 - 8:55am
Retired Judge Henry Lackey has been appointed to hear a wrongful termination case involving the Hinds County Board of Supervisors and Airwave, LLC. 
The former Lafayette County circuit judge was appointed last week by the...
08/06/2014 - 8:53am
A roughly $500,000 change order and the potential that it might not be passed by the Jackson City Council, will continue to stall work on the Fortification Street Improvement Project. 
Work on the project has been going on...
08/06/2014 - 8:51am
A new school dedicated to building leaders and continuing the mission of Redeemer Church will open this year on the Northside. 
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08/06/2014 - 8:49am
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08/06/2014 - 8:38am

A SITE STUDY for a new airport in Madison County is about 75 percent complete, one official said. 

“I think we’ll probably see something [more definite] by the end of the month. It won’t be before then,”...

08/06/2014 - 8:35am
Smith-Wills Stadium on Lakeland Drive in Jackson could soon make way for a Costco Wholesale warehouse. 
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08/05/2014 - 2:14pm

Just turned 56, so it’s that time of year for a bit of reflection. I’ve been thinking about 25 years of column writing. That’s a quarter of a century. A long time.

One thousand three hundred columns. At a thousand...

08/05/2014 - 2:11pm

Ron Dickey didn’t have much of a chance to begin with at unseating incumbent Alan Nunnelee in Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District.

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08/05/2014 - 2:09pm

The torturous election fight between U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and Tea-Party challenger Chris McDaniel has suddenly gotten more complicated.

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