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City to set vote for Fondren Business Improvement District

With Hurricane Gordon barreling down on the Mississippi Gulf Coast last week, Entergy officials were ready, weeks after the opening of a new $20 million distribution operations center (DOC).

Hall Carter was recently named the new executive director of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation. The Memphis native has worked for several U.S. senators, most recently serving as Sen. Roger Wicker’s executive assistant and scheduler.

Jackson city officials aren’t sure when they’ll be able to repair two recent sewer main breaks on the Northside but hope to make the repairs as soon as possible.

When Ridgeland Alderman Wes Hamlin was in college and imagined what his future might be like, he saw himself in the pulpit, not in politics.

Craft Center to be renamed in honor of the late Gov. Bill Waller; dedication slated September 23

The Mississippi Craft Center has been renamed the William Lowe “Bill” Waller Sr. Craft Center.

Dancers

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the 2018-19 middle school dance team are (from left, back) Katie Peterson, Enyla Blackmon, Gigi Fraser, Mari Finseth, Lauren McKay; (middle row) Hannah Moore, Anna Everly, Jessica Livingston, Sophie Lewis, Kara Pickett; (front) Tia Harris, Caroline Champagne, Anne Avery Boling, and Carol Rappai.


Play time

First Presbyterian Day School preschoolers have enjoyed sunny days on the playground. Shown are (from left) August Harrington, Caroline Thomas, and Anna Hathorn.



New faculty

New faculty members at Jackson Prep in 2018 include (from left, back) Chance Theriot, Don Regan, Mariclaire Nix, Meagan Vinson, Marcus Canoy, Les Triplett; (front) Kesha Mabry, Ashleigh Bowen, Mary Catherine Foxhall, Mary Kelly Branning. Not picture: Clay Wooley.


Represent seniors

The 2018-2019 Madison Central High School Student Government Association senior officers and representatives are (from left) Hannah Brady, Sarah Elizabeth Johns, Maggie McKinnis (president), Jack Thoms, Westbrooks Ross (treasurer); (front) Caleb Smith (secretary), Robert Lawson, Kathryn Scoggins (vice president), Quniaja Hill and Francie Davis.



Together again

Fifth-grade students at First Presbyterian Day School greeted friends on the first day of school. Shown are (from left) Jetson Hollingsworth, Alex Guidry, Sam Sherman, Will Ward, and Rhodes Morgan.


Meet the teachers

Jackson Academy students (from left) Ainslie Long, Elizabeth Peters, Anna Mitchell Peters, and Anna Caroline Long recently visited their classrooms and met their new teachers together during a back-to-school event.



Senior break

Jackson Academy students (from left) Will Spence, Carneilus Powers, Ashton Berry, Cole Robinson, Peyton DePriest, and Elliott Butler recently celebrated the start of the class of 2019’s senior year with refreshments during a break in the school day.




Relief?

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson police have the lowest pay and highest living expenses when compared to their counterparts in comparable cities.

However, relief could soon be on the way.

As part of his 2019 budget, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is proposing an across-the-board two-percent pay raise for all municipal employees.



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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seniors on the 2018-19 boys cross country team are (from left) Bain McHale, Clay Morris, Luis Flores, Tucker Shelson, James Xu, and Grant Morgan.