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Low pay translates into low numbers for Jackson police

The capital city continues to hemorrhage police officers, something interim Police Chief James Davis said is a direct result of low pay.

Officer Mark Hodges is central vice president of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Association (MLEOA). MLEOA is a nonprofit organization that provides training free-of-charge to law enforcement agencies across the state.

Northside students start school year off with campus updates; MRA builds new middle school

Special evening planned

In a press conference today, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said Jackson should officially begin a search for a new zoo management firm this week.

Eastover lakes attract alligators annually, pose no threat

Everyone’s trying to get into Eastover, even the alligators.

News Briefs

Sniffing Out the Problem

Jackson city officials are planning to look into the cause of a major sewer main problem along Cavalier Drive in Fondren.

Last week, residents were still complaining of a strong sewage smell in the area.


Science Awards

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year.



Subject honors

Jackson Prep eighth-graders who won Subject Area Awards include (from left, back) Owen Abney, Annie Jicka, Joseph Ciaccio, Patrick Faulk; (third row) Mary Robinson Coco, Ellyn Waits, Thomas Wasson, Avery Overby; (second row) Emma Rose, Molly Norris, Havens Smith; (front) Kathleen Bronzi, Evelyn Thornton, Rebecca Stafford, Marliee Cleveland.




Team winners

Jackson Academy students (from left) James Chapman, Gibson Cheney, Virginia Browning, and Emma Duncan Hogue participated in the middle school’s mathematics competition, winning first place in the team portion of the contest.




High grades

Jackson Prep eighth-graders who made 95 or above for each class for the first three terms include (from left, back) Worth Hewitt, Thomas Wasson, Logan Huff; (middle row) Annie Jicka, Allee Hadden, Emma Stensaas; (front) Barnes Lowry, Rebecca Stafford, Bennett Carter.


Classics

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year. Recipients of the classical book awards are (from left, back) Charley Hutchison, John Spencer Jones, Gary Gao; (front) Gena Rose Wiley, Clay Morris, Abigail Calimaran, and John Kees.



Outstanding Raiders

Jackson Academy fifth grade students (from left) Natalya Salvo, McNeil Haraway, Faith Wicks, Cameron Benton, Elias Grantham, and Aubrey Edmonson received the Outstanding Raider award in recognition of their respect for others, enthusiasm for learning, and school spirit’s positive impact on their learning environment.


Middle school math

Jackson Academy students (from left) Gautam Ray, Connor Gee, Caroline Flechas, and Brooke Rogers participated in the middle school’s mathematics competition and earned second place in the team portion of the contest.


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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year.