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Northsider attempting to replenish disappearing trees
NCL Waste has hired an attorney and announced opposition to Ridgeland’s plans for annexation.
St. Anthony plans December 7 event
Dick Hall has served nearly 21 years as Central District Transportation Commissioner, having first been appointed to the position by the late Gov. Kirk Fordice.
County officials and engineers are making headway on the Reunion Parkway project, according to a presentation from Waggoner Engineering last week.

Old Canton Water Main Break

Another water main break in Jackson is blocking Old Canton Road between I-55 and State Street at East Hill and Grove Park roads. Low water pressure shut down Broad Street and other nearby restaurants and businesses. Numerous homes are affected. Aging cast iron water pipes have been an ongoing problem in Jackson.


David Otho Johnson

David Otho Johnson, age 67 and formerly of Jackson, died on October 20, in Golden, Colorado, of pancreatic cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otho S. Johnson, Jr. and Dorothy Day Johnson, infant sister Dorothy Day Johnson, and uncles, Bill Day and Dr. Kirby Day.



George Worley Newton

George Worley Newton was born in Monroe, LA, and spent his formative years in Shreveport, graduating from Byrd High School where he was both active in sports and a cheerleader. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University and a member of Zeta Zeta chapter of DKE. His “brothers” there remained close and dear to him throughout the years.


Falling Down

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Northsider attempting to replenish disappearing trees

Greenwood Cemetery’s typically serene atmosphere was disturbed recently by the sounds of chainsaws and other heavy equipment.

Crews had descended on the historic site to remove a 100-year-old oak tree, on the advice of experts.




making impact

Allen family continues to support Children’s of Mississippi through million-dollar commitment

By ANNIE OETH

Special to the Sun

Children’s of Mississippi Child Life specialist Madeline Wilson’s calling of caring for children at the state’s only pediatric hospital just became easier.







Expanding Medicaid bad idea

By JAMES TAYLOR,

When policymakers debate “Medicaid expansion,” they are properly considering whether to expand Medicaid to able-bodied, childless adults earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. For some reason, the ACA deemed this population as most worthy of coverage, offering a 90 percent funding match.


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St. Andrew’s Upper School Theatre Department’s fall play will be the mystery A Murder is Announced based on the novel by Agatha Christie and adapted by playwright Leslie Darbon.