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Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the city of Jackson has issued a boil water notice for residents on Robert Drive.

Since May more than 400 potholes in North Jackson repaired

More than 35,000 faulty water meters were installed as part of the city’s $91 million energy performance contract with Siemens.

Mississippi Food and Wine Festival

Grandfather and grandson become traveling partners enjoying tennis tournaments

A national criminal justice reform group wants a federal investigation into Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Book fair

Highland Bluff Elementary recently hosted their annual Scholastic Book Fair Day for grandparents.  Northsider Jan Evers joined her grandson Charlie Crump to celebrate Grandparent’s Day.


Emma Ward

Emma Ward, a Jackson Academy senior, has received official commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation commended just 34,000 students from a nationwide pool of more than 1.6 million.



James Don Gordon

A celebration of life was held October 6 at Christ United Methodist Church for James Don “Jim” Gordon, M.D. The Rev. Calvin Cosnahan, pastor, officiated.

Dr. Gordon, 81, passed away October 3.


Work schedule allows time to appreciate the grandeur of Northwestern America

By JEFF NORTH,

There was no good way to get there, but after visiting the airports of Atlanta, Salt Lake, Kalispell, and then finally a scenic drive to Whitefish, the effort was absolutely worth it. The final destination, Whitefish Mont., was not the place I would normally visit in October without bow or rifle.



Equestrians

Riding for the Jackson Academy Equestrian team this year are (from left, back) Regan Felder, Lily Rhoden, Alden McNamara, Ana Kelly Hontzas, Lauren Sutton, Addison Armstrong, Blair Wilson; (front) Lulu Davis, Molly McClure, Olivia Quin, Sarah Clay, Reese McMichael and Alex Guild. Not pictured are Annalee Willson and Sophie Rhoden.


Speak at chapel

First Presbyterian Day School welcomed Jill Dale to fifth and sixth-grade chapel to share her testimony during September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Shown with Dale (back) are (from left, front) Claiborne Perry, Charlie Faulk, Ella Kincaid, and Anna Adkins.



Premiere

Jackson Academy seventh-graders (from left) Merritt Nations, Mary Peyton Barnette, Adams Kennedy, and Coleman Chustz attended the premiere showing of “The Shaw Movie,” a documentary about JA’s Coach Sherard Shaw and the rise of Raider Nation. Proceeds from The Shaw Movie benefit the Sherard Shaw Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research.


Celebrate sports

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School held its annual Saints Celebration recently, honoring each sports team and celebrating the grand opening of the school’s new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC). Shown are (from left) Chloe Ward, Lisa Hill, Ava Ketner, Emma Grace Dillard, Simone McKinney, and Betsy Van Meter.



Helping others

First Presbyterian Day School students collected cash donations, hygiene bags, and flood buckets for Hurricane Harvey flood victims in Houston. Students packed additional flood buckets purchased with the cash donations. Shown are (from left) John Ed Maddux, Turner Reeves, Anna Adkins, and Parker Wells.


Equestrian

Northsider Sarah Riley Jicka (Jackson Prep class of ‘17), was recently selected for the University of Alabama Equestrian Team. She was one of 25 riders chosen from a field of more than 80 candidates.  She is the daughter of Yvonne and Mark Jicka.


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