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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.

DAR speaker

Mary Lohrenz (left) of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History recently presented a program on Mississippi Homespun: Nineteenth Century Textiles and the Women Who Made Them to the Magnolia State Chapter, NSDAR.  Shown with Lohrenz is Martha Denny, regent of Magnolia State Chapter, NSDAR.

 




Fall carnival

Jackson Academy participants (from left) Addison Armstrong, Evans Maxwell, Caroline Crisler and Pariss Smoot recently enjoyed the school’s fall carnival.  


Chapel prayer

First Presbyterian Day School held a day of pink to honor, remember and celebrate those affected by cancer. The day concluded with a school-wide chapel prayer service. Shown are (from left) Lucy Tyra, Ellie Hederman, Ava Tillery and Hartley Craddock.

 

 



Visit D.C.

Jackson Academy eighth-grade students (from left) Kendall Ross, Mary Manning Farese, Elizabeth Copeland, Lilly Gebhart and Olivia Claire Williford recently travelled to Washington, D.C., for an educational tour of America’s capital. 

 


Fun on the farm

St. Richard’s third-grade class visited a riding academy as part of their study on Charlotte’s Web. Enjoying a hayride after pumpkin picking are (from left) Kennedy Denson, Susie Steckler, Kylie Grace Talley, Macy Laird, Chaiya Turner and Zuri Hays.



Fun on the farm

St. Richard’s third-grade class visited a riding academy as part of their study on Charlotte’s Web. Enjoying a hayride after pumpkin picking are (from left) Kennedy Denson, Susie Steckler, Kylie Grace Talley, Macy Laird, Chaiya Turner and Zuri Hays.


Homecoming 2018

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Homecoming. The day’s festivities began as football players, cheerleaders and dancers greeted Early Childhood Center and Lower School students at carpool and visiting classrooms.




Guillot fellows

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently announced 15 students as the 2018-19 Guillot Global Fellows. Established in 2010 by Creath Louis Guillot ’75, the Guillot endowment provides grants to upper school students for service-oriented international travel.


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