Today's Top Stories

Jackson city officials aren’t saying whether contractors will be penalized for finishing months behind schedule on a major street repaving project.

Sen. Michel’s 2018 agenda focusing on bills to improve cities and counties

Cindy Gardner has been busy recently with the opening of the Two Mississippi Museums.

A private firm has been brought on to help Jackson clean up a $7 million, decade-old mess.

Recently, the Jackson City Council approved bringing on Hunden Strategic Solutions for $72,000.

Ridgeland has multiple site plans that have recently been approved by the mayor and board of aldermen.

Among the five site plans and architectural reviews, two are hotels that will be located in the Township.

The southwest fire district in Madison County will soon be getting a new fire station, hopefully by the end of this year.


News Briefs

Lake Harbour Update

Ridgeland officials are still on track for the Lake Harbour Drive two-part extension project. The city should send out bids for construction of the extension this spring.









Dear Editor:

I am writing in response to an opinion piece written by Keith Dunn in the December 21 issue of the Northside Sun entitled “Separate but not equal still exists.” In the article, he compares education and facilities at Madison County Public Schools with those at Jackson Public Schools.




Good job on deregulation

The Mississippi Legislature’s reform of restrictive occupational licensing hurdles deserves praise. It is a model for reform nationwide. The new law creates the Occupational Licensing Review Commission composed of the Governor, the Secretary of State and the Attorney General.


Energy speaker

David Gates was the guest speaker at a recent Rotary Club of Jackson meeting. Shown are (from left) Duane O’Neill, President Brooks Buchanan, Gates, and Neddie Winters, Rotary president-elect.


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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s middle school speech and debate team recently traveled to Hattiesburg for the Sacred Heart Middle School Invitational.