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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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James McGowan retiring

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Former Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan is retiring after 27 years with the Jackson Police Department.

McGowan previously headed up the North Jackson precinct before being promoted to district commander under former Police Chief Lee Vance.

On Monday, McGowan announced he was retiring on a social media post.




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.




Josie Bidwell on lifestyle medicine

Josie Bidwell is associate professor of nursing and lifestyle medicine clinician for the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). She holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in nursing from UMMC. Bidwell spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about her position and about the school’s lifestyle medicine clinic.

 





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Lions speaker

Congressman Gregg Harper recently spoke to the Madion Lions Club. Shown are (from left) Lions Matthew Kirk, Joshua Gates, Rep. Harper,  Lion Steve Haskins.




Ministry

Each year First Presbyterian Day School adopts a ministry for families and students to support. The 2017-2018 mission project is Mission First, located in the city of Jackson. Lee Thigpen (back), Mission First director, recently spoke to students during chapel to kick off the year of partnership and giving.


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.



Meet the teacher

Madison Ridgeland Academy recently held Meet the Teacher day. Shown are (from left) Dianne Robinson with her grandchildren, Tilley (K4) and James (2nd) Dykes.




First day

Win Pleasant (left) and Mason Taylor enjoy the first day of preschool at First Presbyterian Day School.


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Social

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