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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.

Owen Ivan

Owen Ivan, son of Kirk and Ginger Ivan was selected to the Germantown High School Hall of Fame. He has been a part of our SGA for multiple years while participating in Beta Club, National Honor Society and St.

Megan Gautier

Megan Gautier from Jackson Academy was awarded the winning essay and was named the overall winner of the Capital Bar Association essay contest for seventh and eighth-grade students in the Jackson area about the role of law in society.

Camille Towery

Camille Towery is the 2017 recipient of the Mary Sprayberry Art Award, which is given to  a Jackson Academy student who demonstrates loyalty to the school, artistic talent, and a Christian spirit of encouragement and kindness as exemplified by former art teacher Mary Sprayberry.

Education award

Each year the President and the U.S. Secretary of Education sponsor the President’s Education Awards program. Students in this program must have a 95 cumulative average and have scored in the top 15th percentile on standardized tests.


Madison Ridgeland Academy students (from left) Mary Beth Stevens and Atul Aggarwal were selected as Friendliest through Who Who’s at the MRA Features Pageant.



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