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N’siders want ability to pay for neighborhood improvements

Northsiders are again asking the state for the ability to tax themselves to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.

The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, under the artistic direction of Jennifer Beasley, will present their annual production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” December 8-9 at the Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center.

LEADERS in Massena Heights expect public access gates to begin going up in the next two to three weeks, following a recent vote by the Jackson City Council to allow them.

Americans made their way to the polls last week to have their voices heard in the midterm election.

Iva Dee Bondurant, a 102-year-old resident of Ridgeland, was no different, as she said taking part in the election was her civic duty.

While Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves wouldn’t support a bill that would help Jackson residents better preserve their property values, he did back at least 12 other tax bills during the 2018 legislative session.

Operation Shoestring turned 50 this year, and to celebrate, the nonprofit organization has a major event later this month. Executive Director Robert Langford has led the organization for 22 years.


still voting for more than 80 years Iva Dee Bondurant has never missed an opportunity to cast her vote

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Americans made their way to the polls last week to have their voices heard in the midterm election.

Iva Dee Bondurant, a 102-year-old resident of Ridgeland, was no different, as she said taking part in the election was her civic duty.






Langford on Operation Shoestring

Operation Shoestring turned 50 this year, and to celebrate, the nonprofit organization has a major event later this month. Executive Director Robert Langford has led the organization for 22 years. Langford is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and San Francisco State University.





Outreach

The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently welcomed Anne LeBreton, outreach coordinator for Mississippi Blood Services as its speaker. LeBreton thanked the club for their past support and explained the need to donate blood.



Rotary speaker

Mike Hurst, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Mississippi, U.S. Department of Justice was  a recent speaker for the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) Rotary President Neddie Winters, Hurst and Ashby Foote of the Jackson City Council.

 


Garden club

A recent Garden Club of Madison meeting was hosted by artist, William C. Wood at his home. His botanical flower sculptures  will be available at the 42nd annual Chimneyville Crafts Festival, November 28 to December 1. Co-hostesses were Mat Ellison and Tina Begley.


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