Today's Top Stories

Less than two months into the project, Siemens has corrected some 5,400 water bills and $547,000 in back usage fees, according to Public Works Director Bob Miller.

Former Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan is retiring after 27 years with the Jackson Police Department.

Federal funding delays road projects, increases costs

Last February, the city of Jackson received $1.4 million to repave a little more than a mile of East Northside Drive.

The legal battle in the Ridgeland Costco case continues.

And again, the amendments to the city of Ridgeland’s zoning ordinance are being questioned.

Jackson city officials hope to begin advertising for a new zoo management firm in the coming weeks.




Sing anything

Music —listening to it and making it—has the ability to unlock human potential, even when normal forms of communication have been altered. This is particularly true and well-documented in those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.


Prepare for fall

The Garden Club of Madison’s October meeting took place at Southern Institute of Faux Painting. The program was presented by Virginia Weathersby, who demonstrated chalk painting and leaf glaze on a pumpkin. Members learned the possibilities of using this process in preparing fall decorations.



Yard of the Month

Keep Ridgeland Beautiful awarded the home of Mark and Mauri McKay, 540 East Jackson St., for the October Residential Yard of the Month.  The home and grounds included a display of fall and Halloween decorations appropriate for the season.




Senior maids

The senior maids elected by their class at St. Joseph Catholic School are (from left) Mary Scott Wolf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Wolf; Leah Blevins, daughter of Dr. Phil Blevins and MaryJo Blevins; Amari Wells, daughter of Felicia Wells; and Akili Lewis, daughter of Nkemdili Lewis and the late Vassel Lewis.


Ends season

Jackson Academy junior high football players (from left) Parker Grant, Daniel Adams, Harrison Johnston, and Julian Palmer enjoyed their final pep rally before closing out the season. 



Tour the schools

Paul Gallo, host of the Gallo Radio Show on SuperTalk Mississippi, recently toured New Summit School, Mississippi Dyslexia Center, and Spectrum Academy. He observed different classroom settings and learned about the numerous services the school has to offer. Tours are available Monday-Friday. To set up a tour call 601- 982-7827.


Service hour

Sixth-grade students at First Presbyterian Day School enjoy assisting in the preschool during their daily service hour. Shown are (from left) Ann Stuart Woodson and Norah Leggett.


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The Home Place has been a part of the Northside community since 1946, but Lucille Nichols is who really makes it feel like home.