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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]


No Relief

By ANTHONY WARREN,

No raise again for beleaguered Jackson Police Department.

Jackson has lost 86 police officers in the last year. Even so, a pay raise likely won’t be on tap for Jackson’s finest as part of next year’s budget.

The Jackson City Council is expected to vote on the city’s 2020 fiscal year budget today, Thursday, September 12.






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.



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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”.



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.




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.



No Relief

By ANTHONY WARREN,

No raise again for beleaguered Jackson Police Department.

Jackson has lost 86 police officers in the last year. Even so, a pay raise likely won’t be on tap for Jackson’s finest as part of next year’s budget.

The Jackson City Council is expected to vote on the city’s 2020 fiscal year budget today, Thursday, September 12.


Student council

Adrienne Stewart, served as co-president of the Education Center School student council. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Stewart. Trevor Clayton, son of Tiffanie Young, served as the senior class representative on the ECS student council for the 2018-2019 school year.


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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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Spirit of Finale

Jackson Academy Middle School students (from left) Sarah Breydon Moulder and Micah Wallace received the school’s Spirit of Finale award for 2018-2019. The award recognizes a sixth grade girl and boy who are members of Finale Show Choir and display a positive attitude that reflects loyalty to the group and encouragement to others.



Friendliest

Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Friendliest Girl and Boy were (from left) Maggie Waller and Will Jones.

 


Valentine party

Students at First Presbyterian Day School celebrated Valentine’s Day with cards and parties. Shown are first-graders (from left) Cameron Queen, Jack Gray, Robin Weaver, Mckenzie Rickels, and Eliza Jane Dukes.

 



Voting system vulnerabilities

While Mississippi continues to largely ignore the warning that its dependence on paperless voting machines is asking for trouble, here comes word of another vulnerability that these older computerized voting systems probably have.

They use an operating system that will soon be outdated and more prone to hacking.



Multiple fellow recognition

The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently recognized member Rob Farr with a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow recognition. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation. Shown (from left) Suman Das, Lee Carney and Farr.


Gray team

Jackson Prep’s seventh-grade boys basketball gray team members include (from left, back) Austin Craft, Cooper Walters, Hayden Frazure, Micah Stallworth, Gage Liston; (front) Barton Lampton, Henry Dawkins, Cooper McCearley, Will Gideon.

 


Soccer senior

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the boys and girls soccer teams. Shown are (from left) Jose, Luis, and Sandra Flores.

 


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Bragging rights for another year are on the line tomorrow night, as St. Joseph Catholic School takes on St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, in a storied matchup formerly dubbed “The Holy War.”