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Fireworks to fill Northside skies at Independence Day celebrations

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The sky will be bright with fireworks as Fourth of July celebrations kick off this weekend.

So, don your red, white and blue and all things star spangled and head out to one of the various Independence Day events across North Jackson and south Madison County.

There is something for everyone to enjoy in true patriotic fashion.




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Bramlett on role as district attorney

John K. Bramlett Jr. was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as District Attorney for the 20th Circuit Court District, which includes Madison and Rankin counties. He replaces Michael Guest, who was elected to the U.S. Congress. Bramlett has served as an assistant district attorney in the 20th Circuit Court District since 2015.







Renaissance construction

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Construction is on track for the second and third phases of Renaissance, complete with a show fountain and Malco theater.

Phase two of Renaissance is projected to be complete sometime this summer or early fall.

The Costco portion of phase three and four should be complete by next summer.


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.



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Eating well

First Presbyterian Day School second-graders enjoyed a Thanksgiving Feast. Shown are (from left) Deviney Claire McElveen, Sawyer Simpson and Charlotte Lucas.


Champions

First Presbyterian Day School’s sixth-grade football team recently completed their season with a championship win.


Honor officers

Madison Ridgeland Academy 2019 High School Honor Society officers are (from left) Alexandra Cullom, president; Shelby McCraw, vice president; Georgia Galatas, secretary; and Caroline Haywood, service chair.


Melissa Joseph

Former Northsider, was recently in town to celebrate her newly published debut book of poetry, “A Tender  Force.” A launch party and reception was held at Lemuria Books for a book signing/reading.


State in good shape on measles

There is a tendency, when talking about Mississippi, to focus heavily on the areas where the state doesn’t do well.

Given its low ranking in desirable categories, such as income and education, and its high ranking in undesirable ones, such as incarceration and obesity, there’s a lot to talk about when discussing our state’s failings.


Math tournament

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School competed in the annual Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Tournament, hosted by the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) education in Columbus. There were 32 schools and 490 students competing from across Mississippi. St. Andrew’s won first place overall for the second year in a row.




Dr. Jim Moore

BCBA-D, director of Autism Solutions for Canopy Children’s Solutions, has been elected to serve as a member of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) board of directors. Each member of the 11-person board is elected to serve three years and includes leading experts in behavior analysis from across the globe.


Hinds Community College

By RENEE COTTON,

For more than 100 years, Hinds Community College has provided quality educational programs that are convenient and affordable.

Throughout the years, the college has grown tremendously in response to changes in the area’s population, economy, workforce and culture.


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