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New Thalia Mara surcharge turning away concerts, patrons

The Jackson City Council’s quick decision to add a $5 surcharge to tickets sold at Thalia Mara Hall continues to receive backlash from members of the city’s artistic and entertainment communities.

The council, in November, voted to add a $5 hall restoration fee to each ticket sold for performances at the hall.

The fee was urged by Mayor Chokwe Lumumba to bring in the needed revenue to restore the aging facility on Pascagoula Street.

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N’siders leading fight to protect Gulf Coast barrier islands

TWO NORTHSIDERS are on the front lines in a fight against what they believe would be a “short-sighted” use of the state’s natural resources: offshore seismic testing and gas exploration just a mile south of the Gulf Coast barrier islands that are part of a national park.

Andrew Whitehurst, water policy director for the Gulf Restoration Network (GRN), and Stan Flint, founder of the 12 Miles South Coalition, want the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) to do more homework before allowing leasing and seismic testing in state waters.

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Denny cites murder statute, business tax as top priorities for 2014 legislature

District 64 Rep. Bill Denny was one for two last year on the two major bills he discussed with the Sun.

Denny, during the 2013 legislative session, introduced a bill to create an attempted murder statute and another one to lower the business personal property tax.

The tax bill failed, but the measure to create an attempted murder statute passed overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives and Senate.

“After it came out of committee, we didn’t have a single vote against it,” he said, referring to the 52-0 vote in the Senate.

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Lane change coming up for I-55 project

MOTORISTS on I-55 through Ridgeland and Madison will have some breathing room for another week or two, as northbound traffic has returned to the northbound lanes. 

Crews with Yates Construction have rebuilt the northbound lanes between the Old Agency Road and Highway 463 exits as part of a split-diamond interchange project.

While work was happening on the northbound side, traffic was placed “head to head” in the southbound lanes, with two lanes available in each direction.

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Gunn, Reeves give update on Legislature

Thanks to the Stennis-Capitol Press Forum, I was able to receive a briefing on the current legislative session from both the leaders of the Mississippi House and the Senate.

The Stennis-Capitol Forum meets at the Capital Club on the 19th floor of the Capital Towers Building, 125 South Congress St. The public is invited. Lunch is $20. Their Web site has more info.

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A conversation with Mangana on new coaching position

Adam Mangana was named the new head football coach at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School last month, after the resignation of former head coach John Frederick “J.J.” Plummer Jr. Mangana has been with St. Andrew’s since fall 2012. He has taught history, served as dean of diversity, and coached the defensive line and the defensive backs before becoming head coach. He currently also serves as dean of the middle school. Mangana recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about St. Andrew’s football.

 

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A conversation with Mangana on new coaching position

Adam Mangana was named the new head football coach at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School last month, after the resignation of former head coach John Frederick “J.J.” Plummer Jr. Mangana has been with St. Andrew’s since fall 2012. He has taught history, served as dean of diversity, and coached the defensive line and the defensive backs before becoming head coach. He currently also serves as dean of the middle school. Mangana recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about St. Andrew’s football.

 

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NEW LOOK FOR EXIT 100; MORE TO COME

The start of 2014 means a new look for one intersection on the Northside.

And the two neighborhood nonprofits that made the improvements have their sights on beautifying two more intersections before the new year is out.

The LeFleur East Foundation and Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) have pretty much finished a project to beautify and brand Exit 100, also known as the Northside Drive/I-55 interchange. With that work behind them, the groups are turning their attention to Meadowbrook Road and Lakeland Drive.

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Highlands Presbyterian Church building new sanctuary

FIFTEEN years ago, the founders of Highlands Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Ridgeland built a sanctuary that was much bigger than they were.

Now the church is finally at the point of needing more room on Sundays, and they hope to have it by Palm Sunday 2015.

“In the last eight years, Highlands has grown from, say, 250 people to 900 people. We were a new church when this sanctuary was built, so it was very forward-looking and it’s been adequate until the last couple years,” said Senior Pastor Joseph Wheat.

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Highlands Presbyterian Church building new sanctuary

FIFTEEN years ago, the founders of Highlands Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Ridgeland built a sanctuary that was much bigger than they were.

Now the church is finally at the point of needing more room on Sundays, and they hope to have it by Palm Sunday 2015.

“In the last eight years, Highlands has grown from, say, 250 people to 900 people. We were a new church when this sanctuary was built, so it was very forward-looking and it’s been adequate until the last couple years,” said Senior Pastor Joseph Wheat.

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