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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.

Honor Roll

Christ Covenant

Students listed to the honor roll at Christ Covenant School for the second quarter include:


Lower School

Music education

Madison-Ridgeland Rotarians learned about the program of work of the National Federation of Music Clubs from NFMC First Vice President Frances Nelson during a recent lunch meeting. Nelson, who has been involved in the organization since youth, will become president of the national federation in 2019.

College board

Lee Bush, chair of the Mississippi Community College Board, introduced Dr. Andrea Mayfield, the fifth executive director of that board at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Jackson. The MCCB oversees Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges.

Bunny arrives

The Easter Bunny came early for the children of Reunion Madison thanks to the volunteer work of the assistant bunnies (from left) Lynzy Presley, Kim Ferguson, Amy Evans, Sara Watts, Keli Ballard, Katie Mitchell, Heather Wood and Bonnie Wester.

Mother Goose

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners dressed as their favorite nursery rhyme character for the annual Mother Goose parade.  Show are (from left, back) Allen Arterberry, Gabe Brown, Lleyton Boyd, Sam Bowman, Gray Lane, Jack Everett Williams, Benny Moss; (front) Remi Cash, Tully Hogan, Swayze Smith, Emily O’Mara, Collins Rooker, Maddie Re



St. Richard’s Halloween parties were full of treats.