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From new islands to waterfront property, the One Lake Project promises to create new economic and recreational opportunities for the entire metro area.

However, exactly how that land will be made available remains to be seen.

Police department working to keep Barnett Reservoir safe for all users

Chris Chapman comes to Ridgeland Tourism Commission, after gaining 30 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry of Mississippi. She will serve as executive director.

Jackson city officials still won’t say whether Superior Asphalt will be required to pay damages for failing to complete the Ridgewood Road project on time.

John Sewell definitely knows how to turn lemons into lemonade.

He even knows how to turn a closed bridge into a volleyball court.

For months, the bridge next to his home on Hawthorn Drive has been closed.

Cancer society planning annual event

Resolution

By ANTHONY WARREN,

City officials support issuing bonds for infrastructure needs

The mayor and Jackson City Council appear to be on the same page when it comes to leveraging one-percent dollars for infrastructure improvements.




Summer Fun

By NIKKI,

Police department working to keep Barnett Reservoir safe for all users

The Ross Barnett Reservoir offers a lot of options for summer fun. However, many don’t notice the people behind the scenes who make these activities safe for all visitors to each of the 48 recreational facilities.




Two years later Ridgewood project still incomplete; city quiet about possible late fees

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson city officials still won’t say whether Superior Asphalt will be required to pay damages for failing to complete the Ridgewood Road project on time.

Months after the project was expected to wrap up, crews with the Byram-based contractor were back on Ridgewood last week, finishing up work on the major road repaving project.








Club Mississippi

By WYATT EMMERICH,

Mississippi is the fourth most rural state in America. Only Maine, West Virginia and Vermont are more so.

In addition, Mississippi ranks fifth in the nation in terms of homegrown population with 72 percent of its population having been born in Mississippi. Only Louisiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have more natives.


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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the lower school’s closing chapel, during which rising fifth-graders received certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth grade.