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Cougars in Mississippi?

Northsider Jeff Bonner shared this photo of a Mississippi cougar with us. It came courtesy of his friend, Clarksdale dentist Bill Wilson, who took the photo from the window of his office at 850 North DeSoto in Clarksdale.




Still a Threat

By ANTHONY WARREN,

N’siders learn no vaccine but good treatments for West Nile.

Brenda and Jim McIntyre are busy Northsiders, and by all accounts healthy for their age. 

The two own their own business, The Complete Flag Source, and work six days a week, often 10 hours or more.


Reservoir officials battling to remove dangerous rebar placed in water

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) officials are at a loss as to how they can prevent reservoir visitors from placing steel reinforcement rods, or rebar, in the water.

The pieces of rebar jutting out of the water are hard to spot, putting Barnett Reservoir users in danger of damaging their watercrafts or getting hurt.


a conversation with Lumumba on People’s Advocacy Institute

Rukia Lumumba is executive director of the People’s Advocacy Institute in downtown Jackson. She is a graduate of Tougaloo College and holds a law degree from Howard University. Lumumba recently spoke to Sun Senior Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the institute and an initiative its working on to address crime in Jackson.


Coming Soon

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Getting airport clearance could be as easy as going to city hall.

An effort to increase revenues in the Jackson city clerk’s office will soon mean Northsiders no longer will have to drive 40 miles to apply for TSA Precheck status.


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Stan Buckley on But God Ministries

Stan Buckley is founder and director of But God Ministries in Ridgeland. The Madison resident started the group in 2011, around the time he stepped down as pastor of First Baptist Church of Jackson. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and received his Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law.


Tiny state agency plans on issuing $895 million bond

By WYATT EMMERICH,

When a Tiny backwater state agency published a public notice in the newspaper that it planned on issuing up to $895 million in state debt, it raised some eyebrows.

The Municipal Gas Authority of Mississippi (MGAM) only has a half-dozen or so employees, but that isn’t stopping the 30-year-old agency from some whopping plans.




Shut-offs

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson officials going after unpaying water customers

The new year will mean new efforts by the city of Jackson to recoup an estimated $20 million in outstanding water revenues.

The city ramped up its water shut-off efforts to recoup funds on about 20,000 delinquent accounts, according to Public Works Director Robert Miller.




Phoenix Club board

The Phoenix Club of Jackson is a group of young professional men who support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi through fundraising events and campaigns. Its members are business, social and philanthropic leaders who strive to help their community’s youth.


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Meet the champs

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 3A MHSAA State Champion varsity boys basketball team greeted lower school students at carpool, visiting classrooms and signing team posters. Shown are (from left) Garrison Wade, Mary Mac Penton, Caitlin Penton, and Nolan Turner.




King of the jungle

Second-graders at First Presbyterian Day School presented the play “King of the Jungle” for family and friends.  Shown are (from left, back) Boyd Caton, Clark Smith, Wynn Roberson; (front) Bennett Rooker, Ables Hurley, and Garrett Bridgers.


Support favorites

Before the Super Bowl, Jackson Academy lower school students (from left) Conner Hillman, Rosemary Adams, Katherine Gault, and Caden Nash were ready for the game, wearing jerseys for their favorite teams to school.


Rich retiring politicians

There will be an unusual push by Mississippi politicians to raise campaign money in the final weeks of December. That’s because a new state law kicks in requiring any campaign money raised after December 31 be used only for political campaign purposes.


anne mccormack

, Jackson Academy senior, was recognized as a semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. McCormack will continue in competition to be a finalist for Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring. She is the daughter of Kimberly McCormack of Jackson and Jess and Mark McCormack of Madison.


Debutante luncheon

The Debutante Mother’s Club is gearing up for its annual Christmas party set for Monday, December 17 and making plans for the 2019 spring luncheon which will be at the Country Club of Jackson, Tuesday, April 17.


Garden lunch

Planning for the Garden Club of Jackson’s Spring Garden Tour 2018 are (from left) Libba Wilkes, Margaret Scott, and Kandy Sims.  Enjoy lunch by Primos Cafe in the McNeel garden from 11a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.  Reservations are required.  For tickets and more information, visit:  gardenclubofjackson.com.


Get well greetings

Jackson Academy middle schoolers (from left, back) Alex Guild, Madilyn Ray, Cooper Flechas, Jeffrey Gao, Addi Roberts; (front) Cooper Rodgers, Davis Meeks and Miller Whittington participated in a division-wide project to create “get well soon” cards for patients at Batson Children’s Hospital.

 


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Breaking News

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi will host its “Women of Vision” event and honor four women... READ MORE

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Willie Alan Weeks was born November 24, 1966 on Thanksgiving Day to Adell Newsom and Willie... READ MORE

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A special Commissioning Service was held for St. Richard Catholic School sixth grade students in honor of the leadership they will provide  this school year.