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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.

Halloween fun

Covenant Presbyterian preschoolers celebrating Halloween are (from left, back) Abigail Doe, Catherine Faye Giuffria, Abby Katsaboulas, William Smith, Lucy Maddux, Finley Warden, Henry Barbour; (front) Everly Rodriguez, Hemanth Bikkam, Crisler Wadsworth, and Knox Nicholas.


Apple snacks

Madison Ridgeland Academy second-graders snacked on apples to end their study of Johnny Appleseed. Shown are (from left) Campbell Breckenridge, Fenley Bowie, Adelyn Donahue, Joshua Snowdy and Sidney Doty.



Jackson Academy senior, was recognized as a semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Clement will continue in competition to be a finalist for Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring.

Care for others

First Presbyterian Day School held a day of pink to honor, remember and celebrate those affected by cancer. The day concluded with a school-wide chapel prayer service.


St. Andrew’s Episcopal School held a birthday lunch for seniors celebrating birthdays in June, July and August.

Membership party

Friends of the USA International Ballet Competition annual membership party will be held Thursday, November 15, 6 to 8 p.m. in the home of Rob and Phoebe Pearigen. Planning the event are board members (from left, back) Max David Marsh, Phoebe Pearigen, Meg Lake; (front) Stacie Sharp and Mary Schiele Scanlon.



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