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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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peruvian partner

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School welcomes students for two weeks from partner school Lord Byron, located in Arequipa, Peru. Shown are (from left, back) Arianna Gonzales, Bárbara Nuñez, Mariel Bedregal, Julia Chadwick, head of upper school, Maria Vargas, Valeria Llerena, Casandra Téllez, Dr.


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.

 


Spirited

Madison Ridgeland Academy K5 students (from left) Eric Lee Patterson, James Henry Gosa, Elliott Herron and Walker Britt enjoy spirit day on Fridays.


Decorate tree

Advisory groups at Jackson Prep helped decorate the senior high counseling office Christmas tree.  Members of Anne Duncan’s advisory group are Gayle Grantham, Cassidy ZumMallen, Anna Regan Mask, Olivia Moore, Elizabeth Downing, Kate Oliver, and Hartley Carroll.


Living statues

The park statues who come to life in Madison Middle School’s production of Mary Poppins, Jr. were (from left, back) Kate Kiser, Rachel Pierce, Addison Reeves, and (front) Nataleigh Nix, Mackenzie Bayham, Teeda Phann and Sanaa Green.


Cross country

The 2018 Jackson Prep Girls Cross Country Awards went to (from left) Eliza Burnham, Impact Award; Elizabeth Speed, Patriot Award; Julia Stradinger, Most Valuable Player; Andrea McCaa, Most Improved.


High in all

Jackson Prep sophomores who made 95 or above average in all classes are (from left, back) Turner Isonhood, Jon-Sanders Watson; (middle row) Anna Grace Morgan, Olivia Clapp, Allie Wise, Cassidy Zummallen, Holmes Maley; (front) Russ Upton, Leigh Hardin, Ainsley O’Quinn, Neha Adari, Abigail Metcalf.


Geography bee winner

Andrew Smith, (left) an eighth-grader at St. Joseph Catholic School, recently won the 2019 St. Joe Middle School National Geographic GeoBee. Smith now takes a written test to qualify for the state competition. Smith is shown with the St. Joe GeoBee moderator Brenda Cofer (right), who teaches seventh-grade social studies.


New Eagle Scout

Walker Box (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. For his Eagle project he constructed raised flower beds for the Payton City Farm Learning Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art.  He is shown with his parents Sharon and John David Box.


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

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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.