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Cameron’s resume includes athlete, intelligence officer, attorney and book author.

Championship tennis player. Military intelligence officer. Attorney. Book author.

Mack Cameron could soon have one more title added to his resume, as an author with a book turned into a Hollywood production.



Progress

By ANTHONY WARREN,

City talks achievements, challenges with water billing system

Nearly 92 percent of Jackson’s 52,000 customers are now receiving regular water bills, a sign the city has made significant progress in addressing problems in its water billing department.





New mixed-use development planned for Madison featuring businesses and housing

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Work will soon be under way on a new mixed-use development in Madison, which is designed to have the feel of a historic downtown neighborhood.

The Village at Madison will be located off Main Street near the police department and will be home to the newest Half Shell Oyster House location.


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egypt day

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School fifth-graders recently celebrated Egypt Day, an annual celebration of their study of ancient Egypt.



St. Paddy’s Day Parade

We wish the rest of the nation could have witnessed the fun and harmony of Jackson’s massive St. Paddy’s Day Parade, which attracted tens of thousands of revelers. It was a peaceful day of fun and the weather was magnificent.


A Tale of Two Collections features art from Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo

The Mississippi Museum of Art (MMA) and Tougaloo College are presenting A Tale of Two Collections, the third joint exhibition in its Arts and Civil Rights Initiative, a partnership that leverages the art collections of both institutions to foster community dialogue and interpretation about civil rights issues, past and present.





On fake news

By CHARLIE DUNAGIN,

“Fake news” is easy to define but for some it’s hard to recognize.

The term “means what it sounds like,” said Margaret Sullivan, chief media columnist for the Washington Post who was at the Ole Miss School of Journalism last month.

Or, in other words, fake news is fake. It’s not true.


Good news is right here

By WALTER REDDEN,

The TV and newspapers bring us a lot of news, but, for the most part, it is devastating – shootings, murder, fire in apartments, explosions on the highway and all kinds of drug problems – just to name a few. However, seldom do they report good news. I do wish that some day the TV might have a two minute pause for good news three times a week.



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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.






Renaissance to feature new show fountain, theater and Costco

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The second and third phases of Renaissance are on track to be finished next year, complete with another show fountain and Malco theater.

The city of Ridgeland director of community development Alan Hart said, based on reports from the developer, that phase two of Renaissance should be open by summer or fall of 2019.






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2017 Debutantes

PRESENTATION BALL SCHEDULED NOVEMBER 24

This 84Th year’s formal presentation of debutantes as planned by the executive board of the Debutante Club of Mississippi, Inc. will take place Friday, November 24 in the ballroom of the Country Club of Jackson.





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.




Phoenix Club board

The Phoenix Club of Jackson is a group of young professional men who support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi through fundraising events and campaigns. Its members are business, social and philanthropic leaders who strive to help their community’s youth.




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The University of Mississippi recently released the Fall 2018 Dean’s List. Students must earn a semester GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 to be listed on the Dean’s List.