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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.

Paulette Vandendooren Hearon

A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, in the sanctuary of Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church for Paulette Vandendooren Hearon. Inurnment will follow in the columbarium at the church.

Mrs. Hearon died Sunday, November 11, 2018. She was 95.




Nan Newman Merrell

Funeral services were held October 30 at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland for Nan Newman Merrell. Interment followed at Parkway Memorial Cemetery.

Nan Newman Merrell of Ridgeland, 55,  passed away in her home October 27.


Mildred S. Caccamise

A celebration of life for Mildred S. Caccamise will be held at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland, Saturday, November 10.  Visitation will be held at 9 a.m., prior to a graveside service at 10 a.m.




Atlanta corruption case reaches Jackson

Last month the federal indictment against Mitzi Bickers was updated to include some shocking allegations about former Jackson mayor Tony Yarber’s administration. This should be nothing new to readers of the Northside Sun. We first reported on this scandal years ago and called for Mississippi’s U.S. Attorney’s Office to take action.







Random acts of kindness Last week, I had a bad morning.

By NIKKI ROWELL,

I try to always remember that bad moments do not make a bad day if you don’t let them.

But, sometimes that’s hard to remember when you wake up late because you didn’t hear your alarm, the dog potties inside before you can take her out, you don’t have time to make coffee and have to throw yourself together for an 8:30 a.m. interview.


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