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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.


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jack dunaway’s caring heart leads to group performing small acts of kindness

Just one small act of kindness could turn a person’s day around. Nathan Dunaway, founder of the Do a Jack Attack group, is encouraging people to do small acts of kindness for others each day.






On Guard

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Northside churches differ in security plans to protect members

Many churches on the Northside were more focused on ministering to the community following the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue, because they had already modified their security plans following previous shootings at houses of worship.







Proud to follow other greats

By RICK CLEVELAND,

Most astute football historians can tell you Greenville’s Wilbert Montgomery played at Abilene Christian before he went on to NFL stardom as a remarkably productive Philadelphia Eagles running back.

A few probably could tell you Montgomery briefly attended Jackson State before transferring to NAIA Abilene Christian.



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