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RUNNING THE BLUES

Mississippi blues marathon attracting runners from all states, seven countries

Northsider Rob Oates has run marathons across the country, including the Boston Marathon.

However, his favorite race is right here in his back yard, the Mississippi Blues Marathon.

This Saturday, Oates hopes to compete in his 10th race.


News Briefs

Madison Landing Upgrades

Major upgrades are under way at Madison Landing, and work should be complete by this July.

Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) officials have been working to get new breakwaters for the landing.







Recyling working in county despite removal of two bins; some use door-to-door service

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

Madison County’s new recycling system is still working well for a portion of its citizens living outside city limits.

In July of last year, supervisors voted to take away two of the three recycling dumpsters located at the Southwest fire district station, the Yandell Road fire station and the Stribling Road fire station.




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Man of Faith

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

Reverend Stockett foregoes agriculture to become Methodist minister

The REVEREND Cary Stockett, the new senior minister for Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church, is a humble minister from humble beginnings. He found his way to the pulpit after struggling with his vocation. 






LeAnne Brewer named new executive education director at Millsaps College

Northsider LeAnne Brewer is the director of executive education at Millsaps College, a newly created role in which she works with the Mississippi business community to develop professional education and training programs that use the expertise of professors in the Else School of Management at Millsaps.



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SESSION OUTLOOK

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

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.



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