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Low pay translates into low numbers for Jackson police

The capital city continues to hemorrhage police officers, something interim Police Chief James Davis said is a direct result of low pay.

Officer Mark Hodges is central vice president of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Association (MLEOA). MLEOA is a nonprofit organization that provides training free-of-charge to law enforcement agencies across the state.

Northside students start school year off with campus updates; MRA builds new middle school

Special evening planned

In a press conference today, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said Jackson should officially begin a search for a new zoo management firm this week.

Eastover lakes attract alligators annually, pose no threat

Everyone’s trying to get into Eastover, even the alligators.


Developing workforce

Scott Waller, CEO and President of MEC, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Waller discussed the workforce development in Mississippi and the need to improve it. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at noon on Tuesday’s at the Rickhouse in Jackson.







Challenging China

Fortune's August edition includes the magazine's annual list of the world's biggest companies, and No. 1 is no surprise: Walmart. Mississippians, like millions of others throughout the country, spent countless hours and dollars there buying just about every product conceivable.



Murder trial delay

The May 2017 killing of eight people in Lincoln County, allegedly at the hands of a man upset about his troubled marriage, was a social and emotional tragedy for the Southwest Mississippi county.


Two new fellows

Two members of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club were recently inducted as Paul Harris Fellows in the international civic organization. The Harris Fellowship is bestowed upon members who attain a certain level of giving to the Rotary Foundation.



Improvements

Christy Campbell, marketing and business development manager for Northpark Mall, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Campbell and colleague Seth Reeks, marketing coordinator for the mall, discussed improvements and renovations underway at the 34-year-old retail center.



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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year.