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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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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.





second chance

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Recently released female prisoners find help in adjusting through crossroads ministry

Within three years of release from prison, nearly 70 percent of released prisoners were re-arrested. A Madison County program is aiming to cut back on recidivism and help those who are recently released turn their lives around.






Smith combines love of fitness with community service

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Local governmenT officials aim to be advocates for their communities.

D.I. Smith, who serves on the board of aldermen in Ridgeland, not only aims to serve his community in this capacity, but he also calls himself a fitness advocate.

Smith encourages a healthy lifestyle and also is a big supporter of the local trail system.


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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.











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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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