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10/15/2014 - 10:03am
Schools across the Northside are seeing slight drops in enrollment for the 2014-15 academic year, meaning fewer students are attending private and parochial schools.
Officials with the schools cite a number of reasons for the...
10/15/2014 - 5:43am

Larry Lee Johnson

Services will be held October 16 at 11 a.m. at Parkway Funeral Home on Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland for Larry Lee Johnson. Visitation will be October 15 from 4 to 6...

10/15/2014 - 5:41am

James S. Lenoir

Services were held October 13 at Briarwood Presbyterian Church for James S. Lenoir of Ridgeland. Internment followed at Parkway Memorial Cemetery on Highland Colony Parkway...

10/15/2014 - 5:40am

Vera Edna Smith

A graveside service will be held October 17 at 1 p.m. at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland for Vera Edna Smith of Jackson. The Rev. Tom Washburn will officiate. A visitation...

10/13/2014 - 9:03am

Gilbert Bentley “Gil” Ford Sr.

Gilbert Bentley Ford, Sr., age 87, died October 12 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. Visitation...

10/09/2014 - 2:58pm
THE RIDGELAND Police Department still doesn’t have an assistant chief, more than two months after former assistant chief Randy Tyler moved up to the top job. 
Tyler took over for former chief Jimmy Houston, who retired...
10/09/2014 - 2:56pm
THE MISSISSIPPI Court of Appeals has denied a motion for rehearing from Mike Crook, who was convicted in 2011 of violating the city of Madison’s rental ordinance. 
It was unclear at press time whether Crook would...
10/09/2014 - 2:55pm
RIDGELAND POLICE are “keeping their fingers crossed” after a recent armed robbery that left little evidence. 
Just after 9 p.m. on September 21, a man pulled into his driveway on Pinehurst Circle. Two masked...
10/09/2014 - 2:54pm
RUNNERS, CYCLISTS and walkers could have a safer route along Old Canton Road in Madison by spring, with the city planning to fill a 930-foot gap between two sections of sidewalk. 
Right at the Ridgeland/Madison line, just...
10/09/2014 - 2:48pm
HERE’S HOW LEASES WORK in the PRV:
All residential and commercial leases are for 60 years. The PRV procures leases by public bid - highest bid wins - and stipulates a minimum up-front payment and minimum annual payment....
10/09/2014 - 2:45pm
Construction is moving along as expected on the new University Village apartment-style residential hall at Belhaven University. 
The hall, which is costing approximately $8 million to construct, got under way earlier this...
10/09/2014 - 2:42pm
AS THE SKI season kicks off, Sportique is not only busy promoting its huge selection of outerwear, but is also preparing for a huge move - across the interstate to The Township at Colony Park. 
Sportique has been in its...
10/09/2014 - 2:41pm
SEVERAL CHURCHES in south Madison County have building projects planned or under way, and three of them are clustered around Bozeman Road at the eastern end of Reunion Parkway.
Madison Heights has architectural drawings for a...
10/09/2014 - 2:36pm
MADISON COUNTY can often seem like two separate counties: The one made up mostly of white people, south of Canton, and the one made up mostly of black people, from Canton northward. 
Mission Mississippi is trying to bridge...
10/09/2014 - 2:35pm
RESERVOIR OFFICIALS are still figuring out their next steps after receiving a report detailing the financial outlook of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, or PRV. 
The PRV is the state agency that owns and...
10/08/2014 - 12:50pm
Update: the city of Jackson has withdrawn its petition to rezone the Smith-Wills Stadium for Costco.  This story was written and published prior to Mayor Tony Yarber's announcement on Monday. Yarber, on Monday, said Costco is...
10/08/2014 - 12:46pm
John Wofford is race director for the Sun King 5K, a memorial 5K run and walk, and one-mile fun run in Fondren. The event is slated for October 18, and begins at St. James’ Episcopal Church. Wofford has practiced medicine in the metro...
10/08/2014 - 12:45pm
A new historic designation in Fondren could mean tax breaks for business owners. 
The Downtown Fondren Historic District is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) made an...
10/08/2014 - 12:43pm
An out-of-state development firm has purchased the Colonial Country Club on Old Canton Road. 
The 152-acre club and golf course is going to be redeveloped. However an official with Alliance Commercial Real Estate said it...
10/08/2014 - 12:42pm
A center that will connect volunteers to service opportunities across the metro area could soon come to fruition, thanks to the efforts of a group made up of several Northsiders. 
The group is the volunteer center sub-...
10/07/2014 - 10:47am

From time to time, I get the urge to briefly comment on a wide variety of issues, so here goes:

Giving rappers the keys to the city. Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber and Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis recently feted hip-...

10/07/2014 - 10:43am

One of the bedrock reforms that has brought some reasonableness to Mississippi’s civil justice system has survived its latest threat.

The state Supreme Court, which had been asked to decide whether it was constitutional to put a...

10/07/2014 - 10:42am

This all started because of a long, loose shoelace that was dangling on the floor.  I did not trip on the shoelace, but came close.  My balance is poor, but I did not fall.  Falling, at my age, can be dangerous.  Trying to...

10/07/2014 - 10:39am

This month marks the start of creating a 2016 state budget that funds priorities like education, job growth and public safety while eliminating waste and inefficiencies. 

Speaker Philip Gunn and I, joined by six senators and six...

10/07/2014 - 10:32am

Most snakebites result from attempts to handle, provoke or kill them - can you believe that? My greatest springtime fear was to unknowingly sit on “old Mr. No-Shoulders” when, while still dark, I would plop down at the base of a...