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Overhaul

By ANTHONY WARREN,

City plans changes to mass transit system; hiring consultant.

A complete overhaul of Jackson’s mass transit system is in the works, with city officials expected to seek out a consultant in the coming weeks to help determine the system’s needs.







Funniest

Voted Funniest at St. Joseph Catholic School was (from left) Patton Beard and Kaycee Jackson.



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Dr. Samuel Kimble Love, MD

Hattiesburg, MS - Dr. Samuel Kimble Love, MD died June 29, 2019 at Forrest General Hospital. Memorial Services were held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church with visitation beginning at 9:30 A.M. at the church.





News Briefs

City Seeks Grant for Creek

Relief for erosion along two Northside creeks could soon be coming in the form of a federal grant.



Receives Eagle Award

Landon Watson (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle project developed a sensory path for Highland Bluff Elementary School. He is shown with his parents Florance Bass and Samuel C. Watson.



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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.







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.


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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Donation

The Jackson Metro Area/Central Mississippi Tri Delta Alumnae Chapter recently presented a check to Batson Children’s Hospital in the amount of $5,600.  The local Tri Delta alumnae chapter raised these funds at their annual spring alumnae luncheon in addition to being the beneficiary of the 2017 Jackson Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association (JAAP




Queen

The 2018-2019 Madison Central High School homecoming queen is Vertreace Sanders. She is shown with Madison Central principal Sean Brewer.


New at First Pres

New faculty at First Presbyterian Day School include (from left, back) Ceci Rutledge, Abby Heavener, Barbara Porter, Kendal Waters; (front) Tara McDaniel, Sarah Brantley, Katherine Rash, Hilary Vosen, and Jana Heimer.


Fondren Contract Extended

Contractors will have additional time and funds to complete the Fondren streetscape project.

The Jackson City Council recently approved amending its agreement with Hemphill Construction, to allow an additional 65 days and $140,000, to cover cost overruns and unforeseen delays related to the project.



Council seniors

Serving as student body officers on Jackson Academy’s 2018-2019 student council are seniors (from left) Camille Couey, Sara Wilson Fielder, Carneilus Powers, Emory Rhodes, and Kaylan Sanders.


Luck of the Draw

The eighth annual art benefit for the Metropolitan YMCAs of Mississippi, A Luck of the Draw, will be held January 31, 6 to 9 p.m. at the ag museum. Admission tickets are $50; limited draw tickets, $100 which guarantees a piece of art.


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Breaking News

Randy Watkins’ love of golf takes him to the U.S. Open and mentoring young players on the sport.

Obituaries

Alice G. Staples, born in Memphis, TN, died peacefully at her home in Ridgeland, surrounded by... READ MORE

Social

Jackson Prep freshmen earning Subject Area Awards are (from left, back) Wayne Hsieh, Coding Award; Chambers Malouf, French II Award; Jeffrey Jordan, Latin II Award; (third row) Owen Abney, Honors