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State marks bicentennial with museums opening, events

Jim Wikirson is executive director of the Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) and a member of JXNUNITED, a group of neighborhood association leaders that meets regularly to discuss common concerns.

Christ Methodist program offers special ministry to middle, high school students

Metropolitan ballet presents holiday favorite

Move could help zoo correct problems study concludes

A new location could be key to saving the Jackson Zoo, according to a memo from zoo Executive Director Beth Poff.

As shoppers descend on their favorite stores this holiday shopping season, police across the Northside are gearing up for another busy few weeks.


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Northsiders honor Det. Sharon Jordan for solving area home invasions

Det. Sharon Jordan can add a pair of golden handcuffs to her trophy case. 

The Jackson Police Department (JPD) veteran was recently honored by Northsiders for solving a string of home invasions in the Highland Circle neighborhood.



Madison County addressing problems with Weisenberger Road flooding problems

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

Mendrop Engineering has just completed a study for Weisenberger Road, which has suffered increasing issues with flooding during heavy rains.

Madison County supervisors recently hired Mendrop to see what can be done to alleviate the issue. To completely eliminate the flooding will cost approximately $1.7 million.




Joe Welch on Madison public works

Madison’s new public works director, Joe Welch, has been with the city for three months now. Welch is a native of the metro Jackson area and graduated from Forrest Hill High School in 1976. Since then, he’s worked in plumbing and construction, simultaneously running his own business and obtaining a builder’s permit.


Sundial holiday lights issue headed to court

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

The Sundial Christmas light fight is going to court. Earlier this month, attorney Eddy Edwards, neighbor of Carol and Mike Richardson, filed a personal suit against the Richardsons through the Madison County Chancery Court.

“We have an attorney now,” Carol Richardson said. “We’re going to let him handle the legal aspects of it.”


News Briefs

Traffic Signal Delayed

Another 30-day work extension has been put on the traffic signal located at the Highland Colony Parkway and Old Agency Parkway intersection.



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The St. Joseph Catholic School girls swim team won the state championship recently at the state championship swim meet held at the Tupelo Aquatic Center. The St.