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No Relief

By ANTHONY WARREN,

No raise again for beleaguered Jackson Police Department.

Jackson has lost 86 police officers in the last year. Even so, a pay raise likely won’t be on tap for Jackson’s finest as part of next year’s budget.

The Jackson City Council is expected to vote on the city’s 2020 fiscal year budget today, Thursday, September 12.







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Medicaid expansion

Richard Roberson minces no words when he hears people argue that there’s no reason to expand Medicaid to the working poor since they can already get free medical care at hospital emergency rooms if they can’t afford to pay for it.



Lottery selects ticket vendors

JACKSON, MISS. – The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) has selected a world-renown vendor to provide two major lottery gaming services: a central gaming system that will generate tickets for computerized draw games and the printing service for instant scratch-off tickets.






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Meadowbrook Redesign

Engineers are expected to begin working next month on a project that could completely redesign Meadowbrook Road in Fondren.




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Growing Pains

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Decade later Germantown Middle School doubles enrollment

When Germantown Middle School opened its doors 10 years ago, there were 470 students enrolled and 40 faculty and staff members.


Lack of action results in loss of 34,000 library books

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Inaction by library officials has resulted in the loss of approximately 34,000 books at the now defunct Charles Tisdale Library. The books were destroyed by black mold.

Meanwhile, any hopes of cleaning the collection were dashed recently, when an insurance claim filed to cover the books’ restoration costs was denied.



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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Lively presentations

In costume as iconic leaders, explorers, and entertainers are (from left) Walter Towery, Porter Meeks, Rett Robinson, Mary Madison New, Landon Stringfellow, Liza Benner, and Landon Lagg. Jackson Academy’s third-grade studied the lives of famous Americans and came to school dressed and ready to give presentations about their lives.




Ask in gear

Amanda Fontaine presented the program “Get Your ‘ASK’ In Gear” to the Rotary Club of Jackson by presenting facts regarding the history of Rotary’s membership.


English award

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year.


Archers

Participating on Jackson Academy’s 2017-2018 archery team this spring are (from left, back) Charlie Nutter, Owen Carter, Michael Hederman, Charlie Earl, Hiser Funderburg II; (second row) Jake McConnell, Ann Cole Hammons, Bailey Berry, Josh Watson, Will Pilkington, Josie Huff; (front) Caitlin Johnson, and Ashton Tate.


Mason Johnson

Mason Johnson was recognized at the Boy Scout Troop 63 of Birmingham Court of Honor with the rank of Eagle Scout.  Johnson is a rising 11th-grader at Mountain Brook High School. He is the son of Amanda and Jay Johnson of Birmingham and grandson of Bettye and Dick Mason of Jackson.


Bluntson Award

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School celebrated the Fourth Grade Crossing Service. At the closing lower school service of the 2018-19 school year, rising fifth graders received their certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth grade, and special recognition was given to those students who received awards for individual accomplishment.


Helping speeders

It rarely makes sense for a legislature to pass laws that are unlikely to be enforced. But the Mississippi Legislature has done just that.

The Senate last week sent House Bill 80 to Gov. Phil Bryant. The bill forbids motorists from driving in the left-hand lane on a multi-lane roadway “whenever it impedes the flow of other traffic.”



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