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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.




Crime Lab underfunded

Sam Howell, the director of the Mississippi Crime Lab, tries to sound understanding of the funding shortages that have slowed his facility to a crawl in getting its work done.

The state’s coroners are not so charitable.


Ease of voting

Mississippi has finished last in yet another ranking of the states. This one, devised by several researchers, says the state’s election laws make it the most difficult place to vote in America.



Flood controland insanity

By KELLEY WILLIAMS,

Albert Einstein said: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” You could say the Mississippi River Commission (MRC) is insane. It built levees to control floods from 1879 to 1928. The great flood of 1927 showed that “levees only” didn’t work. So, Congress tried something different.





Booming

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Gluckstadt area enjoying commercial and residential growth

As the battle for the incorporation of Gluckstadt wages on, the area is experiencing exponential growth.




hungry caterpillar

Madison teacher uses book to help students navigate through kindergarten; reunion at hay bales

Every child goes through their own metamorphosis as they enter school wide-eyed and eager to learn, then leave at the end of the year transformed.


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