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Appeals Process Easier

­Appealing overly high water bills and potential water shut-offs will soon be easier, thanks to a recent vote by the Jackson City Council.

The council approved an ordinance to streamline its water bill appeals process.



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Medical marijuana ballot initiative signatures submitted

Mississippians for Compassionate Care submitted 105,686 certified signatures from registered voters to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office, placing medical marijuana on the 2020 ballot. [Steve Wilson]


Back at it

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School eighth graders enjoying the first day of school are (from left) Lauryn Chambers, Madison Cox, Casey Young, Micah Davis, Isabel Mitchell, Jennifer Chen, Jessica Livingston, and Hannah Moore.


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Back at it

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School eighth graders enjoying the first day of school are (from left) Lauryn Chambers, Madison Cox, Casey Young, Micah Davis, Isabel Mitchell, Jennifer Chen, Jessica Livingston, and Hannah Moore.



Desoto key to runoff

The runoff for the Republican nomination governor was already bound to be interesting: Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, a leader of the legislative branch, vs. Bill Waller Jr., the former leader of the state’s judicial branch.



Confederate heroes

The W. D. Holder Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Jefferson Davis Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans held a joint Confederate Heroes Luncheon recently at a local restaurant.  Guest speaker was the Rev. Glenn Shows, who presented a program on “Battle of Cotton Bales at Red Lick, MS on July 4, 1864”.




Ann Reese McDonnieal

Ann Reese McDonnieal of Jackson passed away on August 29, 2019. Visitation will be held at noon on September 4 with the funeral following at 2:00 p.m. at Northminster Baptist Church. The daughter of Raymond Leslie Reese and Mary Eunice Barton Reese, Ann McDonnieal was born in Ruston, Louisiana in 1927.


Junior officers

Juniors serving as class officers on the Jackson Academy Student Council for 2019-2020 are (from left) Alice Williams, Priya Ray, Thomas Arnold, and Ava Couey. Not pictured: Lila Robertson.


Citizenship Award

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School middle school students were recently recognized for their accomplishments at the final assembly of the school year. Recipients of The Citizenship Award are (from left) John William Walker, Andrew Gordon, and Friend Walker.


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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.


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.


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.


Eye care

Dr. Michael Phillips spoke recently to the Metro Jackson Lions Club. Phillips, a member of the club and an opthamologist in Ridgeland, provides glasses and eye exams at cost to individuals referred to him by the club. Shown are (from left) Lions Harold Mayer and Phillips. 


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.


Work for court

Jackson Academy’s homecoming court crown bearer and flower girl are (from left) AJ Duncombe, son of Dawn and Simon Duncombe, and Macy Miller, daughter of Jennifer and Robert Miller. Homecoming at JA was held September 15.


run for the Brain

Planning is underway for the third annual Brawn and Bubbles Run for the Brain Thursday, May 3 at 6 p.m. Participants may join The MIND Center and the Reservoir Fire Department of Rankin County for this sunset run along the shoreline of the Ross Barnett Reservoir.


Glenn Cain scholars

Jackson Academy students (from left) Isabelle Lee, Avery Hederman, and Anna Roberson received the Glenn Cain scholarship, which was established in honor of the third headmaster of JA, Glenn Cain. The scholarship is based on academic performance, school citizenship and service to the institution.


Tailgating

Fifth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School enjoyed a tailgate party with food and fun. The students have been studying football statistics as part of their math curriculum.


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.


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Breaking News

Friend’s move inspires Abby McCaughan award-winning choreography.

Obituaries

Richard Ward Dortch, lifelong resident of Jackson, Mississippi, died peacefully on September 18,... READ MORE

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Jackson Academy’s Summer Care students celebrated the Fourth of July with a dress-up day and parade.