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Smart students

By katie eubanks

Sun Staff Writer

HIGH-SCHOOL SENIORS on the Northside proved to be on track with the state and national averages in 2012-13 when it came to ACT scores.

Most senior classes on the Northside had an average score above 18.9, the state average for 2012-13. The majority of those classes also beat the national average of 20.9.

A perfect ACT score is 36. The test is divided into four sections: math, science, reading and English.

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Yale bulldog

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

When the Yale Bulldogs take the football field this weekend, William Chism will likely be the only Mississippian on the field.

But going into his junior year, the 20-year-old Northsider promises to represent the state well.

William, starting left guard for the Bulldogs, has performed well on the field, in the classroom and in the Yale community.

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Mayor, supervisor relationships strained over county spending

 POLITICAL STRAIN between Madison County and the city of Madison continues, with Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler saying her constituents aren’t getting a fair shake, and three county supervisors saying they’re doing the best they can.

“The county needs to realize that the city of Madison, the citizens of Madison, pay county taxes. And if you look at the amount … the number is huge,” Butler said.

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Lisa Thomas on epilepsy foundation

Lisa Thomas began volunteering with the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi after her son, Logan, was diagnosed with a form of the disorder at age five.  Thomas, a professor at Mississippi College, recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the foundation and the challenges she and her family have faced dealing with the disorder.

 

How did you get involved with the foundation?

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Building churches, schools halfway around the world

I just returned from a mission trip to Kenya. It was a great experience.

Mission trips are a great way to see the world: You do some good. You get better acquainted with members of your church. You break through the tourist traps and meet real people. You strengthen your faith. And it’s tax deductible!

We finished work on a church north of Nairobi, the capital, and also finished building a school south of Nairobi.

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Why not try to add trees and sidewalks?

In Northeast Jackson, in one of its many residential neighborhoods, there are a few streets that have potential to become beautiful walking streets with sidewalks.

At the north corner of Northeast Drive and Douglas, one can clearly see to the south the wide, newly resurfaced street running through beautifully manicured lawns. If one looks more closely, one can notice that street lights and power lines are set several yards away from the street - enough room to add a sidewalk.

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An open letter to the commissioner

Dear Commissioner Renfroe:

Congratulations on your appointment to the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) and thanks for your willingness to serve. This line comes to mind: All in the Valley of Death rode the six hundred.

Valley of death for common sense.

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Mississippi's employment is lagging

Mississippi’s economy continues long-term sideways movement, as reflected by total monthly employment since January 1998:
In fact, July 2013’s statewide employment remains below August 1998’s level. Must it be so?
When compared to benchmarks, our state is neither “Good” nor “Great,” as reflected by comparative trend:
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Natchez Food Festival makes great weekend

The Natchez Food and Wine Festival is very special for us. Annette and I have attended it for 10 consecutive years and each year is better than the last. The festival is the last weekend in July. The weather was perfect.

A great place to spend the weekend is the Natchez Eola Hotel, the largest building in downtown Natchez. It is seven stories high and is a beacon to travelers and home folk alike. The Eola is an escape to Southern hospitality.

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Part of Capitol Street now one lane

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Engineers are urging motorists to avoid Capitol Street if at all possible, as work continues to transform the thoroughfare into a two-way street.

Work on the Capitol Street project got under way on July 8.  The roughly $6 million project includes turning the one-way street into a two-way boulevard from Gallatin to North State streets.

The project is “moving forward as scheduled,” said Jonathan Kiser, an engineer with Neel-Schaffer, the firm heading up the construction.

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