Today's Top Stories

City successfully battles fallout from freezing weather

At press time, the capital city was bracing for another round of sub-freezing temperatures, which could again challenge the city’s worn out water mains.

The first phase of the Reunion interchange might be funded through this year’s state bond bill, say county officials.

Rep. Denny targeting increasing CCID funding, changing voting laws during session

Four Ridgeland road improvement projects will be underway within the coming months.

Madison County’s new recycling system is still working well for a portion of its citizens living outside city limits.

More volunteers are needed for the Mississippi Blues Marathon.

The annual race is days away, and race officials still need volunteers to guide runners and provide support.

Two fellows

The Rotary Club of North Jackson welcomed two new Paul Harris Fellows to the club during a recent meeting. Members Uriel Pineda and Matthew Turnage became Paul Harris Fellows by contributing $1,000 to the Rotary International Foundation. Shown are (from left) Joe Harris, Pineda, Turnage, and Sumas Das, club foundation director.

Junior team

The junior high football team for Jackson Prep includes members (from left, back) Derek Williford, Brent Heavener, Zander Romano, Head Coach Matt Butts, Brian Fugler, Drew Wilson; (fourth row) Tanner Gough, Joseph Slack, Charles Stephenson, Worth Hewitt, Thomas Wasson, Chase Galloway, Ewing Milam, Josh Oden, Gavin Mullins, Parker Griffis, Walke

Fun times ahead

First Presbyterian Day School K3 students (from left) Allegra Browne, McKenzie Buford, and Cali Young enjoy playing in their brand new classrooms.

Meet the teacher

Madison Ridgeland Academy recently held Meet the Teacher day. Shown are (from left) Dianne Robinson with her grandchildren, Tilley (K4) and James (2nd) Dykes.

Bowman scholarship

Jackson Academy awards the Bowman Memorial Scholarship to an upper school boy and girl who indicate the promise of success through leadership potential and an entrepreneurial spirit.  The 2017 recipients are (from left) Deja Bradford and Charlie Gautier.

Spirit award

The Jackson Academy Spirit Award is presented to a middle school boy and girl in each grade who shows exceptional loyalty and enthusiasm for the school and its activities.  Receiving the 2017 are (from left, back) ​Emily Buchanan, Addie Elliot, Caroline Crisler, Alex Summerford; (front) Will Graven, Samuel Chustz, Michael Hederman, and Mackenzi



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