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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.

Awarded

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the lower school’s closing chapel, during which rising fifth-graders received certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth-grade.


Awards day

Germantown High School recently held its Underclassmen Awards Day. Ninth, tenth and eleventh-grade students who display qualities of leadership, character, loyalty, and service to Germantown High School were selected by the faculty to receive the prestigious Maverick Citizenship Award.



Gold award

Jackson Prep seventh-graders (from left) Kelsey Clay and Max Fan Pelt were given the Community Service Gold Award at the Honors Forum.


Gold award

Jackson Prep seventh-graders (from left) Kelsey Clay and Max Fan Pelt were given the Community Service Gold Award at the Honors Forum.



Drew Antici

Drew Antici, Jackson Academy tenth grade student, was granted the Herschel Brickell family endowed scholarship in recognition of his personal integrity and appreciation for the values extolled by America’s founding fathers.


Burkette Moulder

Burkette Moulder, Jackson Academy student, was the 2017-18 recipient of the Bausch and Lomb Science Award in recognition of high scholastic achievement in science.



St. Andrew’s SAINTS

The Saints achieved one of their two goals last year, return to the playoffs.

This year, they’re hoping to put a few more notches in the win column and hopefully again make a post-season appearance.


Germantown MAVERICKS

The Germantown Mavericks are returning just six starters this year.

But by the time district play begins in game five, the young guys likely will be battle hardened and ready for action.



Ridgeland Titans

After five straight losing seasons, the Ridgeland Titans are expected to have a breakout season under third-year head coach Ryan Earnest.

Last year, the Titans finished 5-6 and the year prior, the former Class 5A Region 2 powerhouse finished a dismal 2-10.


MRA PATRIOTS

An 8-6 record and a third consecutive appearance in the post-season would be considered a good showing for most any team and any head coach.

But for Madison-Ridgeland Academy (MRA) head coach Herbert Davis, 2017 was a disappointment.


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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.