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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.





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second chance

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Recently released female prisoners find help in adjusting through crossroads ministry

Within three years of release from prison, nearly 70 percent of released prisoners were re-arrested. A Madison County program is aiming to cut back on recidivism and help those who are recently released turn their lives around.



perfect match

In rare occurrence wife was able to give husband her kidney for fourth transplant

When looking for a spouse, many search for their perfect match.

Madison residents Chuck and Jennifer Dew found that and more in each other over the years since they met as teenagers.


Reservoir officials declare state of emergency to help stop spread of Salvinia

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) board has issued a state of emergency due to the presence of the invasive aquatic plant giant Salvinia, which is spreading in Pelahatchie Bay. This is the second time the plant has been found in the Ross Barnett Reservoir.








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Monet-like

Covenant Presbyterian Preschool held their annual art gallery. Every student in the preschool creates art imitating famous artists. Shown in front of her Monet artwork is Mabery Wise (right) with her mom, Marion. 

 



Most Creative

First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders (from left) Lauren Hand and Preston Marion were chosen Most Creative by their classmates.


Rotary Speaker

The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Dick Hall, Commissioner of Transportation for the Central District, as a guest speaker recently.  Shown are (from left) Rotary President Neddie Winters, Hall, and Julian Watson.


Athletes

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted Most Athletic are (from left) Erin Hederman and Owen Fracchia.

 


Academics rewarded

At Jackson Academy’s Middle School’s 2018-19 Awards Day, rising eighth graders (from left) Anna Margaret Hooker, Gautam Ray, Alex Guild, Sydney Thaxton, and Titus Taylor were recognized for scholastic excellence in their work and for making significant contributions to the study of a specific subject area.


Fun times

Covenant Presbyterian preschoolers enjoying play together are (from left) Susannah Jones, Sophia Morris, Millie Ruth Tisdale, Lynlee Newman, and Stella McArthur.

 


Got an “A”

Sen. Walter Michel (left) recently visited with former Madison County Schools Superintendent Kimber L. Halliburton, one of 18 school leaders who visited the Capitol to be honored with a presentation of Senate Concurrent Resolution 540 saluting them for achieving an “A” accreditation rating for the 2017-18 school year.


Dress in red

Kindergarten students at First Presbyterian Day School dressed for Red Day during their unit on the letter R. Shown are (from left) Harrison James, Macie Grey Bridges, Harlan Craig, Clifton Decker and Hallie McGinnis.

 


Jewelry makers

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners made necklaces out of items they had counted and sorted on the 100th day of school. Shown are (from left) Mary Douglas Druey, Ford Collins, and Conley Mae Benson. 

 


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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.