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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.


On Hold

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Council waiting for new officials to tackle gating ordinance

AMENDMENTS TO Jackson’s public access gating ordinance continue to be on hold, and will likely be that way until the new council takes seat and new committee assignments are named.




U.S. Kids Golf

Northside Junior players participating in ‘central Mississippi local tour’

Junior golfers on the Northside now have another opportunity to experience the rigors of tournament play.




Jeff on work of Innovate Mississippi

Tony Jeff is president and CEO of Innovate Mississippi. Jeff is a graduate of Mississippi State University and Northwestern University. He joined Innovate Mississippi in 2002, and took over as the company’s chief in 2010. He recently spoke to Sun Senior Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the organization and its efforts to help entrepreneurs.






Inaugural celebration

Festivities honor Mayor Lumumba

Inauguration festivities for Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba included celebrations in parks throughout the city, the swearing-in ceremony, a prayer breakfast at Grace Inspirations Church on Grand Avenue, and the city of Jackson Unity Ball.



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


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