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It passed. 

HB 1612, which would allow for the creation of Community Improvement Districts (CIDs), just passed the Senate.

The vote total was immediately available.

Several major road projects completed, nearly completed

Weather pending, crews are expected to wrap up work on a $4 million street repaving project in April.

Nearly 15 years after the original plans were announced for Harbor Walk, Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) officials are still optimistic about the development.

Opera prepares for April 27 production

JUUL Labs has since responded to our story published in print and online. Their statement is in the story below.

 

Anyone attending or watching the Madison County board of supervisors meeting last week probably felt a bit of déjà vu.

Honor Roll

Students listed to the honor roll at Madison Ridgeland Academy for the first nine weeks include:

 

Fourth Grade


Count your blessings

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

“The tables have turned in so many ways and this will be the last time I have everybody over for Thanksgiving dinner,” I had said earlier this fall to my two daughters-in-law, Gail and Binnie Jo.

“You’ve said this for as many years as I can remember,” Binnie Jo answered. “And I’ve been in this family for over 20 years.”



Celebration

By ANTHONY WARREN,

State marks bicentennial with museums opening, events

Thousands of people are expected to flock to downtown Jackson this weekend to celebrate the opening of the two Mississippi museums, an event which coincides with the state’s bicentennial.







News Briefs

Carwash hearing

Developers are hoping to put a carwash on Lake Harbour Drive, but the Ridgeland planning and zoning board has recommended the board of aldermen reject the proposal.

A public hearing will be held December 19 at city hall during a regular board of aldermen meeting.


Jim Wilkirson on works of JXNUNITED

Jim Wikirson is executive director of the Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) and a member of JXNUNITED, a group of neighborhood association leaders that meets regularly to discuss common concerns. He recently spoke to Sun Senior Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the group.

 

So what is JXNUNITED? How did it start?



D GROUP

Christ Methodist program offers special ministry to middle, high school students

For John Sharp Kirk, youth groups at Christ United Methodist Church weren’t just about learning the Gospel, but making friends, growing up and learning about life.


David Keary, V.A. Patterson receive arts commission Governor’s Arts Awards

V.A. Patterson and David Keary are among the 2018 recipients of the Mississippi Arts Commission’s (MAC) Governor’s Arts Awards. The awards are given to individuals and organizations to recognize outstanding work in visual, literary and performing arts, community development through the arts and arts patronage in Mississippi.


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Kindergarteners (from left) Jaycee Baker, Paylor Jordan, Lucy Hines, Hart Noblitt and Carter Haralson recently dressed for their hundredth day of school at Jackson Academy.