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Budget constraints, growing expenses plague library

By anthony warren

Senior Staff  Writer

Difficult decisions could be on the horizon for the Jackson-Hinds Library System.

For months, Madison County officials have been discussing what to do about the awful traffic conditions in the county’s unincorporated area of Gluckstadt.


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In anticipation for Reunion Parkway, phase three, Madison County officials will soon place a stoplight at the intersection of Green Oak Lane and U.S. Highway 51 in Madison.

Jennifer David is the new principal at St. Richard Catholic School.

Reverend Walker turns away from accounting to embrace calling to preach

Northsider Kit Whitsett Fields has been named as the official artist for the 2018 competition to be held June 10-23, in Jackson.

Gardening Glimpses


Other than the crepe myrtles I talked about in last week’s column, we grow one other named variety, ‘Country Girl.’ Some summer, when we first finished the original picket fence, I went searching the nurseries for four fairly identical plants, and this one, a fairly deep red, was the only one to be found.

Website launch

The Greater Belhaven Foundation recently launched a new website featuring events, amenities and available properties in the Belhaven and Belhaven Heights neighborhoods. The website,, is designed to be mobile and tablet responsive.

That explains it


I felt like I had been slapped upside my head with a pair of nunchucks. After an 18-hour flight from San Francisco, I was still on Mississippi days and nights and had not fast-forwarded to Hong Kong time. All of us who flew in from the States, had to move our body clocks ahead 23 hours and 45 minutes.

Court of honor

At a recent Court of Honor held by Boy Scout Troop 18, David Purvis was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. David is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Purvis. For his required Eagle project, David led his fellow Scouts in building a stone fire pit, wood benches and a firewood rack for a campsite at Camp Down Range in Clinton.

Malawi initiative

Madison-Ridgeland Rotarians were updated during a recent lunch program on Clean Water for Malawi, an initiative to provide fresh water sources in Africa. Shown are (from left) club members Craig Sosebee, Felipe Zuluaga, speaker Stanley King, and M-R Rotary President Steven Jackson.

Support children

Melissa Skelton (center), a partner at Olde Tyme Commissary and Inside Out in the Renaissance in Ridgeland, recently presented board members of Friends of Children’s Hospital a check for $450. Shown with Skelton are Scott Overby (left), board president; and Sidney Allen (right), incoming board chairman.

Outstanding Raiders

Fifth and sixth-grade students at Jackson Academy (from left, back) Anna Margaret Hooker, Austin Craft, Adams Kennedy, Kendall Ross, Thomas Antici, Bennett Wier; (front) Virginia Browning, Landry Lester, Tack Mahaffey, Cole Cress, Gracie Drew Pratt, and Olivia Claire Williford received the Outstanding Raider Award.

Dash 'n Splash

The fourth annual “Race for Brain Injury Dash N Splash” 5K Run, Walk and Roll was held recently at Old Trace Park in Ridgeland.  The race kicked off the day for the Independence Celebration at the Rez.  After the race, participants enjoyed watermelon, water balloons and playing on water slides.

Students visit

Ryleigh Wells (left) and Royce Smith hang out when the sixth-grade girls from First Presbyterian Day School recently volunteered their time at The Mustard Seed.

Stingrays place

The River Hills Stingrays placed third overall in the 2017 Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.  Shown are Stingrays coaches and swimmers (from left, back) Coach Ben Burnett, Coach Ashton William Heath, Coach Jack Smithson, Coach Abigail Barton, Co-head Coach Sumner Thomas, Co-head Coach Emily Watson, Poppy Kerr, Coach Trey McMullan; (middle r