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In a press conference today, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said Jackson should officially begin a search for a new zoo management firm this week.

Eastover lakes attract alligators annually, pose no threat

Everyone’s trying to get into Eastover, even the alligators.

Kay McRee is the executive director of St. Dominic Health Services Foundation. The foundation was created to support the mission and vision of St. Dominic Health Services.

R’land alderman heads to water for escape

A crisp morning, open water, a scenic route, a new adventure. These are a few of Ridgeland Ward 4 Alderman Brian Ramsey’s favorite things.

Much like uncovering a clip of Jackson’s public access TV show Star Struck on Youtube, construction crews working at the Point in Fondren recently uncovered a piece of forgotten history.

Northside family’s love of university manifests in commitment to forward together campaign

Avery and Neil Forbes of Madison attended colleges other than the University of Mississippi, but the couple caught Rebel fever nonetheless.










New eagle scout

James Threadgill, (center) son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Threadgill, was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor held by Boy Scout Troop 18 of Jackson. For his required Eagle project, he oversaw the building of storage shelves at Peyton’s House, an after-school program for inner-city middle and high school young men.


Crime report

Jackson Crime

The Jackson Police Department received the following reports for:

Benning Road, 700 block, auto burglary, June 26;

Benning Road, 700 block, house burglary, June 22;

Briarwood Drive, 600 block, auto burglary, June 22;

Briarwood Drive, 600 block, larceny, June 23;



Betty M. McNair

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland for Betty M. McNair of Ridgeland.

Betty McNair, 84, died July 8, after a lengthy illness.


Marie Morris Alfonso

 Services were held July 3 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Gulfport, for Marie Morris Alfonso. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery with military honors by the U.S. Army.


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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated College Day, during which seniors announced their college decisions by wearing various college t-shirts.