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Summer Care

Jackson Academy’s Summer Care students celebrated the Fourth of July with a dress-up day and parade. Participating in the festivities were (from left) Clara Mosal, Mae Mae Byrd, Ellis Byrd, Hadley Stinson, Mai Terry, Rosemary Lee, Caroline Crell, and Eva Mosal.





District governor visits

District 6820 Governor Mark Fields (right) visited the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club at a recent meeting. He presented an update on regional activities and his goals for the year. Shown with him is Club President Felipe Zuluaga. Fields is a member of the Jackson Downtown Rotary Club.




Hole in One

By ANTHONY WARREN,

The Sanderson Farms Championship is under way, and even for the casual golf fan, the tournament has a lot to offer.

The tournament runs through September 22 at the Country Club of Jackson and features some of the biggest names in professional golf.


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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.


Clifford Macgowan III

Clifford Macgowan III was born on June 22, 1949, in Jackson, Mississippi, the elder son of Thelma Thompson Macgowan (T) and Clifford Macgowan, Jr., (Kip).  On August 16, 2019, he met his Maker following an 18-month battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.


Can a lobbyist tell the truth?

By WILLIAM JEANS,

Forgive me if I do not run into my front yard shouting hosannas to Jackson’s mayor for his courageous stand against carbon. If you saw Ms. Dominika Parry’s column in the Northside Sun’s July 25th edition, you know that she considers Mayor Chockwe Antar Lumumba to be Rushmore-worthy because he supports H.R. 763, the Energy Innovation Act.


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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.


Prison disaster

Of all the major issues being discussed in this year’s statewide campaigns, one that is largely being neglected is Mississippi’s prison system.

It is a disaster.


Rev. Dr. Ruth Wallace Black

Dr Ruth Wallace Black, 79, died Friday August, 23, 2019 at Hospice Ministries. A third generation Jacksonian, Dr. Black earned her baccalaureate degree at Belhaven University and language certificates at both the British Institute in London and the Alliance Française in Paris.



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.


Patriot Pride dance team

The Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriot Pride dance team attended UDA camp at Mississippi State University. Laura Lee Boyles, Mae Correro, Haleigh Hall, Lauren Head, Leigh Tucker, and Emory Ware were selected as All-American dancers.



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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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Gleaners’ work

The Gleaners, Inc., distributed 1,009,764 pounds of food to more than 40 charitable agencies in the metro area in 2018. Around 45 volunteers serve the hungry year-round, Monday through Saturday, by driving eight trucks to pick up donated foods from wholesale food distributors and retail establishments.


Wittest

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Wittiest are (from left) Marley Parkman and Forrest Smith.



Prep tennis

Jackson Prep boy’s tennis team recently won the state championship. Members of the Boys A tennis team include (from left, back) John Garraway, Ethan Aldridge, Andrew Sweat, Neil Marchetti, Lampton Moore; (front) Louie Gatlin, Lytle Moore, Ivey Yelverton, David Crews and Russ Upton.

 


Citizenship

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the lower school’s closing chapel, during which rising fifth-graders received certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth-grade.


Slower Speed Limits

Those traveling on East Sowell Road will soon be slowing down.

The Madison County board of supervisors voted to approve a reduction in the speed limit on East Sowell Road from Old Canton Road to Smith Carr Road from 30 MPH to 25.

The speed limit change was a recommendation from the county engineering department.

 



Stay safe

Upper school students at Jackson Academy (from left, back) Terran Demeritte, Destiny Burns, Carter Elliott, Kate McDowell; (second row) Kaylan Sanders, Wisdom Ware, Catherine Perry, Keishun Pickett, Carneilus Powers; (front) Samia Wilson, Ariel Hayes, Sarah Fisher, Ava Del Vecchio, Logan Hatten, Mary Lindley Tharp, and Anne Marie Lundy visited


New fame

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently inducted four new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame. Shown are (from left) Coach Burney King and LaReina Adams ’05.


Opioid crisis

Dr. Kevin Freeman from UMMC, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson during its January 15 meeting. Dr. Freeman informed the club members and guests about the Opioid Crisis and counter-measures that are being developed to combat it. Dr. Freeman is currently a behavioral pharmacologist and assistant professor at UMMC.


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Obituaries

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A special Commissioning Service was held for St. Richard Catholic School sixth grade students in honor of the leadership they will provide  this school year.