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KNEEL-IN MOVEMENT

PROGRAMS SCHEDULED TO COMMEMORATE INTEGRATION OF JACKSON CHURCHES

A week before the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opens, local religious, educational and civic leaders will commemorate another milestone in the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi - the Kneel-In Movement.


Determination

Shearer overcomes back injury to continue love of dance at Indiana University

What at one point seemed impossible for a young ballerina has now become a reality.

After suffering a back injury, Mary Kate Shearer is attending Indiana University Bloomington and is now part of the ballet program at the Jacobs School of Music.



Zoo Blues

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Attendance, money woes plague future of Jackson Zoo

Recently, the Jackson Zoological Park announced the unexpected death of Casper the giraffe.

Prior to the death, zoo keepers reported that the 14-year-old reticulated giraffe was not feeling well.


Zoo Blues

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Location cited as factor in low attendance at Jackson Zoo

For the Jackson Zoo, it’s all about location, location, location.

The zoo has been hemorrhaging visitors for years, and local and out-of-towners alike cite the park’s surroundings as a major reason why.


Developer pulls rezoning appeal for StorageMax on Highland Colony

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

Buster Bailey of H.C. Bailey Companies has pulled the Highland Colony Parkway StorageMax appeal for the Ridgeland board of aldermen’s approval.

“There was a public hearing before the zoning board (a couple of months ago). The board did not recommend approval,” Mayor Gene McGee said. “The developer pulled the item.”






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Traffic changes

The county is looking to change their policy for homeowner associations that want to make positive traffic changes to their subdivisions, such as reducing speeding, adding speed bumps, or other deterrents of reckless driving.






Joe Deason on his plans for MCEDA

The Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) has a new executive director. Joey Deason has a degree in accounting from Mississippi State University, and he is a graduate of Ethel High School in Attala County. Deason has worked for General Motors for 17 years in Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina and Michigan.


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Play to learn

Learning through play at First Presbyterian Day School preschool are (from left) Finley Herring, Annalise Lavender, and Annabelle Hendrix.


Speaks to Rotary

Patty Furr, executive director of the Jackson Hinds Library System was guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) LeAnne Brewer, Furr,  and Brooks Buchanan, club president.


Celebrate Homecoming

The 2017 homecoming queen was crowned during halftime of the St. Joseph-Canton Academy homecoming football game. Shown are (from left, back) Joseph Baladi, president of the St. Joseph Catholic School Advisory Council; Coralyn Jones, the 2016 homecoming queen; Leah Blevins, newly-crowned 2017 homecoming queen; Dr.



Believe in Mississippi

Rick Looser, creator of the “Mississippi…Believe It” campaign, was a recent speaker at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) President Brooks Buchanan, Looser, and Tom Johnson, past Rotary president, and past district assistant governor of Rotary District 6820.


Prepare for fall

The Garden Club of Madison’s October meeting took place at Southern Institute of Faux Painting. The program was presented by Virginia Weathersby, who demonstrated chalk painting and leaf glaze on a pumpkin. Members learned the possibilities of using this process in preparing fall decorations.


Northpark Funding

A multimillion dollar renovations for Northpark will begin in the first quarter of 2018. The renovations will encompass a comprehensive redevelopment of the center including; entrances, dining area, children’s play area, restrooms, interior and exterior landscaping, furniture, fixtures, lighting and common areas.


Wild Wild West

Fourth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School dressed as cowboys and cowgirls during their studies of the Wild West. Shown are (from left, back) Jolie Pirie, Landry Boyd, Helen Fulcher, Christina Lee, Mary Banks McAllister; (front) Morgan Marion, Grace Decker, Elle Bryant, Elizabeth Graves, and Mia Malone.


Maids

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2017 Homecoming maids representing the freshman class are (from left) Claire Azordegan and Xenia Minton.


Crime report

Madison Crime

The Madison Police Department received the following reports for:

Buckner Place - lost tag report, September 27;

Cheyenne Lane - petit larceny, October 16;

Club Cove - lost property, October 16;

Cypress Drive - forgery report, October 16;


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City meet

The River Hills parent relay team (from left) Ben Kerr, Will McCraney, Tal Hendrix, and Parker Ellison swam to a first place finish during this year’s event at the Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.


Court denies R’land request

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco Wholesale scored a minor victory recently in their efforts to keep the wholesaler from locating on Highland Colony Parkway.

Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the city of Ridgeland’s request to expedite the appeal of the city’s 2015 vote to amend the zoning ordinance.



Dealership requests to be left out of Gluckstadt and Canton annexation issue

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

The Gluckstadt incorporation is making slow and steady progress, but there is one commercial entity that wants to stay out of the issue.

The Mak Haik car dealership, located north of Glucksadt Road and west of I-55, does not want to be part of the incorporation. The car dealer does not want to be part of Canton’s annexation either.


Watters honored for contributions

Betti Watters was the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers, Mississippi Chapter.

This award goes to Mississippi NASW members who have made significant contributions to the field of professional social work throughout their professional careers in Mississippi.


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.



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Breaking News

Location cited as factor in low attendance at Jackson Zoo

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Obituaries

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Social

First Presbyterian Day School’s Crusader Club parent organization is made up of multiple committees of parent volunteers.