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Low pay translates into low numbers for Jackson police

The capital city continues to hemorrhage police officers, something interim Police Chief James Davis said is a direct result of low pay.

Officer Mark Hodges is central vice president of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Association (MLEOA). MLEOA is a nonprofit organization that provides training free-of-charge to law enforcement agencies across the state.

Northside students start school year off with campus updates; MRA builds new middle school

Special evening planned

In a press conference today, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said Jackson should officially begin a search for a new zoo management firm this week.

Eastover lakes attract alligators annually, pose no threat

Everyone’s trying to get into Eastover, even the alligators.




St. Joe BRUINS

In his first year, St. Joseph Catholic School head coach John Bond is hoping to build on the success of his predecessor, who helped get the Bruins back to their winning ways.


Jackson Academy RAIDERS

In his third season at the helm of Jackson Academy, head coach Larry Weems has returned the Raiders to their winning ways.

Last year, Weems posted a 9-3 record and took the Raiders to the second round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) AAAA playoffs.



Character and service

Jackson Academy’s Character and Service Award recognizes upper school students who have brought honor and recognition to the school by their leadership, special talents, and loyalty to the school.


Recieves scholarship

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year. Shown (from left) are Web Watkins, Jason Watkins, Douglas Watkins and Saffron Quinn, recipient of the Whitney Watkins Memorial Scholarship.



Social studies award

Jackson Prep students (from left) Turner Isonhood, Holly Kullman, Holmes Maley and Trip Cory won the Subject Area Award in Social Studies at the recent 10th and 11th-grade class day program.


Best all around

Jackson Academy’s (from left, back) Samuel Hadley, Elizabeth Copeland, Adams Kennedy, Elizabeth Castle, Benjamin Watson; (front) Ben Jones, Ellie Hogue, and Kendall Edmonson were given the best all-around award as recognition for maintaining a balance between academic and extra-curricular activities.




News Briefs

Planning for bridge repairs

All good things must come to an end.

And for residents who have enjoyed less traffic along Hawthorn Drive and Cavalier Drive thanks to bridges being out, that means the structures could soon be replaced.


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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year.