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One Lake


Attorney threatens legal action over group’s claims

A legal battle could be brewing over the One Lake Project, and whether an environmental advocacy group is spreading false information about the project.

Political theater


The refrain to the Boz Scagg’s hit “It’s Over” asks:


“Why can't you just get it through your head. It's over. It's over now.

Yes you heard me clearly now I said. It's over. It’s over now.”



1,200 Reasons


State eyes undeveloped land in attempted takeover

State officials have at least 1,200 reasons they’re trying to take over the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, namely the 1,200 acres of undeveloped land surrounding it.

Family tradition


Three generations of Northsiders follow their passion for history at Millsaps

 Many people in the same family often work in the same professional field or have similar interests. For Bill Crim, his son-in-law Silas McCharen, and his granddaughter Sarah Lloyd Stevenson, that is definitely the case.



New administration brings hope for one-percent tax work

In January 2014, nearly 90 percent of voters in Jackson cast ballots in favor of a new tax, with the promise revenues from the assessment would be used to repave roads, fill potholes, and fix water and sewer lines.



Bomgar tackling transparency, the economy and Justice system in 2018

Mississippi House District 58 Rep. Joel Bomgar has a lot in store for the 2018 legislative session.

Trying Again


Michel still wants neighborhood improvement district

District 25 Sen. Walter Michel hopes the fourth time will be the charm when it comes to seeing a “neighborhood improvement district” bill passed.

The Northside senator is planning to introduce a bill creating the NIDs in the 2018 session.

City meet

The River Hills parent relay team (from left) Ben Kerr, Will McCraney, Tal Hendrix, and Parker Ellison swam to a first place finish during this year’s event at the Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.

Court denies R’land request


Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco Wholesale scored a minor victory recently in their efforts to keep the wholesaler from locating on Highland Colony Parkway.

Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the city of Ridgeland’s request to expedite the appeal of the city’s 2015 vote to amend the zoning ordinance.


Most valuable players

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s football team had several players honored as MVPs in Region 6 3A for the 2017 season. Recipients are (from left) Holland Townes, Offensive MVP, Banks Tolley, Best Kicker, and John Garner, Best Offensive Lineman.

Younger set

The $10,000 Uptown Drawdown, benefiting the Mississippi Kidney Foundation, will offer special pricing for the “Younger Group”, those 30ish and younger. Tickets are $100 and include admission for two and one chance to win the $10,000. The event will be held on Saturday, March 3, at the Country Club of Jackson, beginning at 7 p.m.

Rewards project

First Presbyterian Day School earns money for special projects when families sign up for Kroger Rewards.  Shown with the latest earnings are (from left) Sophia Barnett and Abbott Adams.

Flying high

First Presbyterian Day School fifth-graders celebrated National Kite Flying Day by constructing kites out of household materials. Shown are (from left) Piper McCalop, Jake Bailey, Causey Jones and Noble Wilkinson.



Although there are more than 2,500 serotypes of this genus (class or group), for the sake of this column, we'll address only two – typhoid fever and nontyphoidal Salmonella.

Read 50

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School students are challenged every year to read 50 books the summer before starting first grade. Each year, on the first week of school, the students who successfully completed the challenge are awarded a certificate and a book of their own.

Receives Paul Harris pen

The Rotary Club of North Jackson Past President Wyatt Emmerich was recognized as a Paul Harris Society member during a recent club meeting. The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who contribute $1,000 or more each Rotary year to the annual fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved foundation grants.

Burn foundation

Rotary Club of Jackson met recently with guest speaker Amanda Fontaine, executive director of the Mississippi Burn Foundation. Shown are (from left) Tom Johnson, past Rotary president; Fontaine; and Neddie Winters, Rotary president-elect.

Cross country

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s boys cross country team held its end-of-year banquet to celebrate their state championship season and recognize runners for outstanding individual contributions to the team.


Breaking News

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