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Tiny state agency plans on issuing $895 million bond

By WYATT EMMERICH,

When a Tiny backwater state agency published a public notice in the newspaper that it planned on issuing up to $895 million in state debt, it raised some eyebrows.

The Municipal Gas Authority of Mississippi (MGAM) only has a half-dozen or so employees, but that isn’t stopping the 30-year-old agency from some whopping plans.










Paper party

The Annandale Chapter, Mississippi State Society Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored a Genealogy “Paper Party” recently at a Flowood restaurant.  Guest genealogist was Billie Breedlove, Vice President General, NSDAR. Shown are (from left) Debbie Cannon Annandale Chapter regent, MSSDAR; Mrs.


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Paper party

The Annandale Chapter, Mississippi State Society Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored a Genealogy “Paper Party” recently at a Flowood restaurant.  Guest genealogist was Billie Breedlove, Vice President General, NSDAR. Shown are (from left) Debbie Cannon Annandale Chapter regent, MSSDAR; Mrs.




Governor endorses Judge Weill

Gov. Phil Bryant recently announced his support for Circuit Judge Jeff Weill in his election campaign for the Mississippi Court of Appeals.

“Judge Weill will make an outstanding addition to the Mississippi Court of Appeals and I strongly endorse and support him in this election,” Gov. Bryant said.


Hood jumps in

Jim Hood’s long-anticipated announcement recently that he will run for governor in 2019 sets up the first seriously contested race for Mississippi’s top office in a decade and a half.


Benton Edmund Cain

Memorial services for Benton Edmund Cain of Jackson will be held in the chapel at First Baptist Church in Jackson  October 20 at 1 p.m.preceded by visitation at noon.  Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.





More hospital bankruptcies

In the last month, four more Mississippi hospitals have filed for bankruptcy in Magee, Batesville, Amory and Clarksdale. This is just the latest in a list of dozens of Mississippi rural hospitals that are either closing, filing for bankruptcy or struggling to pay their bills.


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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).


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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Families support

The Families First Advocacy Council Update was held recently at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. The meeting was an overview of Families First History, Gen+, Partners, Results, Fatherhood Program, Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi, and testimonials from General Elton Berry, Colonel D. Smith, and Marcus Dupree.


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


Germanfest

The 31st annual Gluckstadt GermanFest is scheduled for Sunday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, located off Interstate 55 North of Madison.  The family-oriented festival is best known for its German food and authentic German Folk music provided by the band, Polkameisters.


Crossroads

Michele Baker, coordinator of the Crossroads Film Festival, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson about the festival, which will celebrate its 19th anniversary in April. This year’s festival will include films from across the United States and 26 countries, including 32 films from Mississippi.




Flood control madness

By KELLEY WILLIAMS,

The Mississippi River crested over nine feet above flood stage at Natchez on March 17 — higher than the epic 1927 flood which put the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the flood control business. The 2011 crest was even higher. Four of the five highest floods have happened since 2008.


Honor Roll

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

President’s List

Northsiders were recently listed to the Mississippi State University President’s List for the fall semester.



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