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The legal battle continues between a Jackson minority contractor and a major international firm charged with updating the city’s water system, 10 months after the case was initially filed.

Crime was down in Madison this past year. In 2016, the city experienced a total of 290 counts of criminal activity. The year prior, the city had 341 counts. 

Members of the Jackson City Council have mixed opinions about the recent passage of a new long-range master plan governing how the city can spend a one-percent tax.

With warmer weather, Madison and Ridgeland are gearing up to try and diminish the mosquito population.

Both cities do the work in-house, saving on contractor costs.

For nine years, MONA (the Madison Organization for Neighborhood Associations) has been serving the citizens and communities of the city of Madison.

THE CITY of Jackson again used Yazoo clay to backfill a major water main project.

Last year, the city came under fire after the Sun learned crews were using Yazoo clay to backfill a new water main along Eastover Drive.

Procrastination

Winston Churchill, the legendary British prime minister, made this observation during World War II: “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing — after they’ve tried everything else.”

Science and math

Twelve Jackson Academy students competed with 557 students from across the state at the Mississippi Science and Math Competition at Mississippi College. All team members scored in the top 20 percent, 10 scored top 10 percent and four scored top three percent.

Ash Wednesday

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently recognized Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, with a Big Chapel service at the lower school. Taking part in the service were (from left, back) Head of Lower School Tim Alford, the Rev. Hailey Allin, Virginia Buchanan, the Rev.

Blue basketball

Madison Ridgeland Academy fifth-grade basketball blue team includes members (from left, back) Jackson Culley, Ryder Bland, Wells Kennedy, Ben Horner, Ethan Hendricks, Stone Myrick; (front) Will Thompson, Alden Bailey, Josh Taylor, Seth Price and Judson Merideth.

Careers

Students in Jackson Academy’s K3 classes dressed as what they would like to be when they grow up for their career day.  They had a parade across campus and special themed cookies.  Shown are (from left) Ty Ory, Bowman Sandifer, Zoe Holt, Archer Marshall, and Caroline Reeves.

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Obituaries:

Dolores “Dee” Perry died peacefully March 24 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, at the age of... READ MORE

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