Breaking News

Joe Welch on Madison public works

Madison’s new public works director, Joe Welch, has been with the city for three months now. Welch is a native of the metro Jackson area and graduated from Forrest Hill High School in 1976. Since then, he’s worked in plumbing and construction, simultaneously running his own business and obtaining a builder’s permit.

Sundial holiday lights issue headed to court


The Sundial Christmas light fight is going to court. Earlier this month, attorney Eddy Edwards, neighbor of Carol and Mike Richardson, filed a personal suit against the Richardsons through the Madison County Chancery Court.

“We have an attorney now,” Carol Richardson said. “We’re going to let him handle the legal aspects of it.”

News Briefs

Traffic Signal Delayed

Another 30-day work extension has been put on the traffic signal located at the Highland Colony Parkway and Old Agency Parkway intersection.

Katy Houston

Katy Houston of Ridgeland has been appointed to the Methodist Rehabilitation Center’s Wilson Research Foundation Board of Governors.

David Dismukes' Testimony

Expert David Diskmukes, testifying before the Mississippi Public Utilities Staff, said a proposed rate increase requested by Mississippi Power Company would cost Mississippi $5.6 billion.

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Zoo Blues


Location cited as factor in low attendance at Jackson Zoo

For the Jackson Zoo, it’s all about location, location, location.

The zoo has been hemorrhaging visitors for years, and local and out-of-towners alike cite the park’s surroundings as a major reason why.


Shearer overcomes back injury to continue love of dance at Indiana University

What at one point seemed impossible for a young ballerina has now become a reality.

After suffering a back injury, Mary Kate Shearer is attending Indiana University Bloomington and is now part of the ballet program at the Jacobs School of Music.



The St. Joseph Catholic School girls swim team won the state championship recently at the state championship swim meet held at the Tupelo Aquatic Center. The St.