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.





Gardening Glimpses

By MRS. HERMAN MCKENZIE,

Anyone who reads this column with any sort of regularity knows of my devotion to the Weather Channel, which I refer to as my “Home Channel,” and my other realization that the Weather Channel really comes alive for you, once you know people from other states, other parts of this country, and other countries of the world.






Most talent

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Most Talented are (from left) Kelly McBride and Beth Ann Young.


Apex

Jackson Academy students (from left) James McLemore, Emma Lucas, Blaine Bowman, and Blake Mills were nominated to attend the ninth annual Apex Leadership Summit at the University of Mississippi. The students participated in team-building activities and attended sessions covering ethics, problem-solving, and leadership.



All-state choir

First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders recently selected to the Mississippi All-State Elementary Choir are (from left) Mary Kathryn Mason, Will Dungey, Elyse Lemly, Robbie Hight, and Katherine Speed.


Beyond horizons

Madison Central High School senior Nelson Washington represented his class at the Beyond Horizons: A Recognition of Scholarship and Achievement recently. Students were chosen based on academics and plans to major in a STEM discipline in college. Shown are (from left) Tiffiney, Nelson and Curtis Washington.


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Obituaries

Richard Lee Buford, 85, passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior January 14 in Apollo... READ MORE


Social

Big House Books is a Jackson organization that serves prisoners and inmates across the state of Mississippi.