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Melvin Priester was recently elected as president of the Jackson City Council. Priester, who is now in his second term, is a graduate of Murrah High School, Harvard University and the Stanford Law School at Stanford University.

Sunnybrook Children’s Home not only aids abused or neglected children in Mississippi, but also provides support for the child advocates who care for them.

Longtime Ridgeland Alderman Chuck Gautier

The City of Ridgeland sees continuous growth, both commercial and residential. Much of what gets done is spurred along by those who are elected to work for the city.

Life defined by making others feel good despite battling personal demons

Ben Ingram was a class clown, who would seek out the lonely kid in the school cafeteria or befriend the new student who could barely speak English.

Foundation presents indoor car show

Jackson city officials were unsure last week if work on the North State Street Reconstruction Project would continue, with federal funding for it being temporarily cut off.

Kate Ferguson

Kate Ferguson, Jackson Prep seventh-grader, won the President’s Volunteer Service Award and the Community Service Platinum Award.


City Unsure if Construction Will Continue on Major Road Projects

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson city officials were unsure last week if work on the North State Street Reconstruction Project would continue, with federal funding for it being temporarily cut off.

Recently, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) suspended funding for all state and federally funded road projects in the capital city.



Resolution

By ANTHONY WARREN,

City officials support issuing bonds for infrastructure needs

The mayor and Jackson City Council appear to be on the same page when it comes to leveraging one-percent dollars for infrastructure improvements.




Summer Fun

By NIKKI,

Police department working to keep Barnett Reservoir safe for all users

The Ross Barnett Reservoir offers a lot of options for summer fun. However, many don’t notice the people behind the scenes who make these activities safe for all visitors to each of the 48 recreational facilities.




Two years later Ridgewood project still incomplete; city quiet about possible late fees

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson city officials still won’t say whether Superior Asphalt will be required to pay damages for failing to complete the Ridgewood Road project on time.

Months after the project was expected to wrap up, crews with the Byram-based contractor were back on Ridgewood last week, finishing up work on the major road repaving project.






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The Jackson Academy Association (JAA) will host A Blue and White Night at the Country Club of Jackson on Saturday, August 11.