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A Long Journey; Northside native hikes 2,665 miles from the Mexican border to the Canadian border

Drew McMahen is still adjusting to life in the real world.

More than three months after he and his girlfriend Kristi Kose hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, he’s still not used to getting phone calls and text messages again.

“It has not been easy at all,” he said, referring to readjusting. “As soon as we got off the trail and made it to Canada, we ended up flying around the country to see friends and family.

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After 10 years Lake Harbour Road widening becoming reality

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

EUTAW CONSTRUCTION has told the city of Ridgeland they could have the Lake Harbour Drive widening project done by the end of 2013.

This news comes about a decade after officials first knew Lake Harbour would need additional lanes.

The road will be widened from Northpark Drive to Highway 51.

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Below Average: Jackson school officials keep a tight rein on administrative costs

by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

In the aftermath of its request for additional tax dollars from the city, Jackson Public Schools (JPS) has come under fire for what critics say are exceedingly high administrative costs.

However, the Mississippi Superintendent’s Annual Report shows that the district has lower administrative costs than the majority of districts in the state, as well as a lower percentage of its budget going toward salaries and fringe benefits than some schools in the tri-county area.

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Guy Bowering on serving Madison

Guy Bowering just served his first term as the first Ward 6 alderman in the city of Madison. Ward 6 is largely comprised of an area west of I-55 that was annexed into the city in 2008. Bowering and his wife, Nancy, have lived in Madison since 1996. He recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about his first four years as an alderman.

 

Tell me how you became the first Ward 6 alderman.

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Sipsey Wilderness Area is a hidden treat in Alabama

A recent Boy Scout camping trip took me to the Sipsey Wilderness Area in north Alabama. It was beautiful. A hidden gem.

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An unpredictable profession

I am no longer new. Of course, I’ve known this for a long time, but there are flashes when the realization arrives anew. Such as when I attended my 35th medical school reunion in 2012. When the slide shows of our young selves went up on the screen at the gala dinner, some of us had clearly changed outwardly. And when I talked to my classmates, some had become discouraged by what has happened to the practice of medicine in this country; this was especially true for those in primary care, who bemoaned the lack of time for each patient.

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Gun permits should be kept secret

Are you thinking of applying for a conceal-carry permit? If so, your name and application information is public information that any newspaper can print. Rep. Mark Baker and I have introduced bills to change that.

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Jackson snow was an unusual treat to enjoy

Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow. The meteorologist had correctly predicted a dusting of snow to fall during the wee hours of the night. This precipitation was no surprise. Since I had spent a serious Siberian winter in 1951 in North Korea, the dusting of snow was enough.

Ice is treacherous and mean. Crews from the Mississippi Department of Transportation were on duty early in the week, spreading sand and salt over the bridges and the roads to accommodate drivers for a smooth passage. My hat is off to the early morning road crews.

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Founding fathers were right

I wonder if any politician will ever ask any questions relevant to our lives, such as:

Why are we spending billions on finding a habitable planet in outer space instead of maintaining the habitability of our own Garden of Eden, Mother Earth?

Why is the city of Jackson sinking like a rock while our city council debates inane issues in a puerile manner? Why are Jackson’s public schools, crime rate and municipal services the worst in Mississippi? Why are the same nabobs consistently re-elected?

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Tracing back the Emmerich family roots

As the third part of the series of columns called “Tracing the Emmerich Line,” this column will inform y’all about my grandfather, John Oliver Emmerich Jr., known to many as J.O.

John Oliver Emmerich Sr. begat J.O. Emmerich Jr. on April 16, 1929. He was born to Lyda Will Emmerich after his sister, Ida Fae, was born in 1926.

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