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Recent bill could be contributing to increase in vagrancy

A bill authored by a North Mississippi lawmaker likely has increased panhandling in the capital city.

Four years after it was approved by Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission, the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project has yet to get off the drawing board.

Special Olympics hosts fundraiser

Stadium gate named in honor of longtime supporters of University of Mississippi

The Children’s Defense Fund recently released nine policy changes that could help lift 5.5 million children across the country out of poverty.

If all goes according to plan, contractors could begin repaving yet another section of North State Street by mid-August.




One step ahead

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

“Your mother would have been dancing on the table,” a man said to me as my friends and I walked out of church.

“I was thinking the same thing,” I answered him, wondering how in the name of Tom Thunder this younger man could have known my mother that well.


Pacemakers

Northsider Woody Toler spoke recently to the Metro Jackson Lions Club. Toler, a pacemaker salesman, discussed how pacemakers work and how pacemaker technology has improved over the years. He also answered questions from members and dispelled myths about the devices. Shown are (from left) Lion President Gayera Trabont and Toler.



City business

Jackson Ward 1 City Councilman Ashby Foote recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Councilman Foote updated club members and guest on improvements with the city’s water/sewer system collections, street repair and other city business. Shown are (from left) Greg Campbell, Wyatt Emmerich who introduced the speaker, and Foote.





Miss Lowe and Davis to exchange wedding vows June 8 at The South

Mr. and Mrs. James Alcus Lowe III announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Frances Lowe, to Max Robert Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Scott Davis of Pensacola.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ray Sprayberry of Fulton and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Alcus Lowe Jr. of Vicksburg.




showtime

Performing with Jackson Academy’s award-winning middle school show choir, Showtime, are (from left, back) Sarah Clay, Elizabeth Copeland, A’miracle Owens, Kendall Ross, Lila Eubank; (fourth row) Lilly Gebhart, Liles Williams, Anna Margaret Hooker, Natalie Turner, Lucy Allen, Lindsey Johnson, Avery Adair, Jalia Coins, Eliza Perkins, Lucy Elfert;


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Aaron Pelch, interim athletic director and head football coach at Millsaps College, has been formally named as athletic director. Pelch will continue to serve as head football coach.