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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.







Meadowbrook Update

A lack of money is the main reason a major thoroughfare on the Northside likely won’t be scheduled for repaving until 2020.

Jackson city officials say the city likely won’t consider repaving Meadowbrook Road until 2020, mainly because the city doesn’t have the funds to cover it.


Ingram Endowment

A late Northsider’s legacy promises to live on, thanks to the efforts of a grieving brother and gifts from the community.

Nearly enough money has been raised to endow the Benson Reed Ingram Scholarship at Ole Miss.



Zoning Ordinance Amended

Madison board of aldermen recently approved a change to the city’s zoning ordinance. According to the city’s Director of Community Development Kianca Stringfellow, the amendment was added to the Planned Unit Development (PUD) section. The amendment will allow for a developer to divide a PUD if it is over 200 acres.


Members of the club

It has come to be my humble opinion that river voyages are not made for tuxedo wearers, mountain climbers, or big game hunters; they are for people who want to visit different cultures and experience other worlds with like-minded adults.



Magical moments with a first doe

I can’t recall the exact date, but somewhere around 20 plus years ago the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks created several special youth seasons for those younger than 16 years of age. Don’t hold me to it, but I believe a two day waterfowl season was the first in a series for the kids.


Donation

The Jackson Metro Area/Central Mississippi Tri Delta Alumnae Chapter recently presented a check to Batson Children’s Hospital in the amount of $5,600.  The local Tri Delta alumnae chapter raised these funds at their annual spring alumnae luncheon in addition to being the beneficiary of the 2017 Jackson Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association (JAAP


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