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Getting Closer

By ANTHONY WARREN,

City to set vote for Fondren Business Improvement District

The Fondren business community is one step closer to having a new way to fund beautification, security and other public improvements that cannot be paid for by local government.






Prison death

Fifteen deaths of Mississippi inmates in one month is normal? That’s what this state’s corrections commissioner, Pelicia Hall, claims.





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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.






Golf Standout

Future ‘green jacket’ could be a possibility for junior golfer Simms Abney

Like many junior golfers, Simms Abney dreams of putting on a green jacket after winning the Masters Tournament.

Unlike many of those golfers, though, Simms stands a good chance of one day doing it.



THE CHEF

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Young northsider started love of baking at four years old with a blueberry pie

Macaroons and cookies and cakes – oh, my!

Nine-year-old Andrew Clark – or The Chef Andrew as he is known on social media – is learning to make all of the above in his own creative way.


Little Help

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Planned work on Eubanks will offer little relief from flooding

Design work is about to wrap up on a project designed to improve drainage along Eubanks Creek in Fondren.


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JA student killed in car crash, one day before she was to graduate

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.

Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.

The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.








Child's Prayer

Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital

The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).


Trying Again

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Michel still wants neighborhood improvement district

District 25 Sen. Walter Michel hopes the fourth time will be the charm when it comes to seeing a “neighborhood improvement district” bill passed.

The Northside senator is planning to introduce a bill creating the NIDs in the 2018 session.


SESSION OUTLOOK

Bomgar tackling transparency, the economy and Justice system in 2018

Mississippi House District 58 Rep. Joel Bomgar has a lot in store for the 2018 legislative session.


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Habitat donation

Regions Bank has donated $4,000 for this year’s WellsFest, which will be held September 30, at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park next to Smith Wills Stadium. The event includes at 5K Race, Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run at 8 a.m.; a Pet Parade at 9:30 a.m.; and from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



Spirit award

The Jackson Academy Spirit Award is presented to a middle school boy and girl in each grade who shows exceptional loyalty and enthusiasm for the school and its activities.  Receiving the 2017 are (from left, back) ​Emily Buchanan, Addie Elliot, Caroline Crisler, Alex Summerford; (front) Will Graven, Samuel Chustz, Michael Hederman, and Mackenzi


Semifinalists

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School again has the highest percentage of National Merit Semifinalists of any school in Mississippi, and has tied for the largest number of semifinalists with a school that has more than four times as many seniors. Thirteen seniors, representing 14 percent of their class, have been recognized.




More comfort stations

To make boating on the reservoir an even more enjoyable experience, reservoir officials are discussing the possibility of adding three new comfort stations (restrooms) at Old Trace Park, Lakeshore Park and Coal Bluff Campground.



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Jackson Prep 2018 varsity softball team include (from left, back) Head Coach Cory Caton; Drea Morgan, McKinley Weeks, Maddie Newman, Colby Ray, Raylei McKinney, Sydney Ray, Assistant Coach Shane B