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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.

High tea

The Annandale Chapter DAR met in January at the Country Club of Jackson. Karen Gordon presented a program on the history of tea.  The chapter presented her a year subscription to the American Spirit DAR magazine.

Officers

The Hinds County Republican Women held their membership luncheon recently at the home of Suzie and Ashby Foote.  After a light lunch Jackson City Councilman Ashby Foote talked about happenings in Jackson.

Tablescapes

The Garden Club of Madison held its March meeting with a luncheon at the Annandale Clubhouse. The theme for the meeting was Garden Tablescapes and Julie Moore presented a program relating flowers we can grow in gardens and then cut to design tablescapes in the homes.

Radiothon

Members Exchange Credit Union recently partnered with Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital to host a Miracle Workers Coin Drive as a kickoff event to the annual Mississippi Miracles Radiothon. Shown are (from left) Mitzi Tate, Karen Root, Susan Boshart and Angela Mitchell.

Help from civilians

Michael Guest, district attorney for Madison and Rankin counties, spoke to Madison-Ridgeland Rotarians ​at their March luncheon ​about his career in the D.A.’s office and the importance of civilian involvement in the justice system, specifically jury duty when called to serve

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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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