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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.

Emil Leo Nick Jr.

Memorial services were held September 2 at Boone Funeral Home for Emil Leo Nick Jr. Emil passed away August 29. He was the son of the late Emil Leo Nick Sr. and Adeline Fury Nick of Greenville.




Work week

Dr. Jimmy W. Abraham, retired associate vice president of Mississippi State University, addressed Jackson Academy’s staff and faculty at the start of teacher work week. Several of his former MSU student workers now in the JA family joined him at the end of the presentation.


Summer fun

Football camp at Jackson Academy had students (from left) Luke New, Blake Bartlam, Conner Hillman, and Larsen Robertson hitting the gridiron.



Watch the eclipse

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School lower school students watched the solar eclipse with the school’s mascot, Andy. Shown are (from left) William Wright, Sarah Champney, Marco Leflore, John William Walker, Sargeant Moriarity, Andy, Arnav Patel, and Gavin Griswold.


Junior maids

Jackson Prep Homecoming will be held September 8 during halftime of the game against Pillow Academy. Junior maids are (from left) Emison Geiger, Mary Patton Murphy, Breelyn Davenport.



Sophomore maids

Jackson Prep Homecoming will be held September 8 during halftime of the game against Pillow Academy. Sophomore maids are (from left) Mary Noble Howard, Julia Zouboukos.


Excellence

Jackson Academy sixth-graders awarded for scholastic excellence and significant contribution in a subject area for 2016-2017 are (from left) Parker Yarborough - Social Studies, Jeffrey Gao - Math, Elizabeth Copeland - Literature, Bailey Berry - Science, and Camille Towery - English.



Mini me

Second-graders at First Presbyterian Day School completed “mini me’s” to display in the hallways. Shown are (from left) Anne Fair Lucas, Charlie Berry, Ann Carlton Aldridge, and Abney Moss.


Senior maids

Jackson Prep Homecoming will be held September 8 during halftime of the game against Pillow Academy. Senior maids are (from left) Maddy Mazzaferro, Dakota Jones, Anne Clark Harvey, and Avery Andress.


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