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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]


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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.





Too many students on the wrong side of the digital divide

By CHIP PICKERING,

As students across Mississippi get back to school, it is vitally important our policymakers keep in mind those students and families who continue to struggle, stuck on the wrong side of the digital divide.  As the CEO of INCOMPAS, an association that promotes competition, innovation and economic development in network systems, I am particularly




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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.


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.


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.


All Smiles

Students and parents of First Presbyterian Day School were all smiles on the first day of school including (from left) Dasha and Solomia Peipon.


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Gerard Gibert on Mississippi Lottery

Gerard Gibert, a resident of Ridgeland, was recently named to the Mississippi lottery board of directors. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in economics from the University of Mississippi. He is the CEO of Venture Technology. Gibert recently spoke with Sun reporter Nikki Rowell about the Mississippi lottery.









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Soccer team

Members of the 2018 Jackson Prep varsity soccer team include (from left, back) Head Coach Jon Marcus Duncan, Anna Grace Morgan, Campbell Perkins, Olivia Sasser, Cassidy ZumMallen, Avery Lee, Dylan Freeman, Madeleine Black, Annie Jicka, Parker Dausman, Dylan Burkhalter, Coach Kaylie Reeves, Coach TJay Busin; (middle row) Ramsay Jeffreys, Sarah C


Equestrian team honors

Members of the Jackson Academy equestrian team recently honored by the Mississippi Hunter Jumper Association for their work during the 2018 show season include (from left, back) Alex Guild, Sophie Rhoden, Ana Kelly Hontzas, Regan Felder, Reese McMichael; (front) Sophie Slade, Alden McNamara, Lily Rhoden, and Addison Armstrong.

 


Women in Rotary

Finalizing plans for the 2019 “Women in Rotary” celebration and awards luncheon March 8 at the Country Club of Jackson are committee members (from left) Becky White from the Jackson Rotary Club, Barbara Travis from the Rankin County Rotary Club, and Nancy Fletcher-Smith from the Flowood Rotary Club.


The real voter fraud

North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District may be a long ways from here, but the lessons it has provided in recent days about election fraud have implications far beyond the Tar Heel State.


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Zoo Closer to New Management

Talks could wrap up in a matter of days and a new zoo management team could be in place next month.

Since January, the Lumumba administration has been in talks with the ZoOcenarium group, an international firm they’re backing to take over leadership of the Jackson Zoological Park.


Science edibles

First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders created various cell models for science class, including edible ones. Shown are (from left) Fran Gregory, Emma Reeves, Hartley Craddock, Mamie Barton, and Jake Bailey. 


Junior favorites

Madison Central High School junior class favorites are (from left, back) Caleb Smith, Cade Harrison, Christian Watson, Bailen Haynie, Peyton Wilbanks, Myles Hopson, Westbrooks Ross, Haaris Patel, Michael Zhang; (front) Sydney Storm, Hannah Brady, Bonnie Hill, Amber McAlpin, Katie King, Cady Lloyd, Elle Muirhead, Cara Dale Palmer and Qunajia Hil


Back to School

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Northside students preparing to return to the classrooms.

August is here, and that can only mean one thing – the first day of school for students on the Northside is right around the corner.

Thousands of students, teachers, administrators and parents are preparing for the 2019-20 academic year.


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.


Common sense

Now-retired Madison County Circuit Judge William Chapman, before his retirement in January, set aside Patrick Beadle's conviction for drug trafficking and allowed him to plead guilty to simple possession.


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Breaking News

A popular Northside park could soon be named after a late Jackson Academy student.

Obituaries

Lane Spell Rosson, 74, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at home in Ridgeland... READ MORE

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