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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.



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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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Jazz spirit

Dancing with Jackson Academy’s seventh grade spirit team, Jazz, this fall are (from left, back)  Anna Kate Lucas, Virginia Browning, Anna Margaret Hooker, Lucy Allen, Mary Hampton Walker; (front) Darbie Brewer, Abby Fielder, and Sophie McIntire.


News Briefs

Plan to Complete Project

One project planned for the Capitol Complex Improvement District (CCID) will finish a job undertaken by the city of Jackson years ago.



Northside Drive Plans

Jackson will likely seek help from the one-percent oversight commission to help repave East Northside Drive.

The city recently opened bids for the mill and overlay project, all of which came in hundreds of thousands of dollars over budget.



Felony job applicants

It is a worthwhile goal to put ex-felons to work, so as to reduce the chance that they will resort again to crime.

The pursuit of this goal, however, should not be used to hamstring an employer’s legitimate need to know pertinent information about job applicants, including whether they have been convicted of felonies in the past.


Thespians

Jackson Prep’s newest inductions into the International Thespian Society include (from left, back) Sam Smith, Matt Gross, Katie Simmons, Taylor McClure, Amanda Roberts, Dallas Jordan, John Louis Black, Adam Malone; (front) Victoria Chough, Mary Robinson Coco, Scott Shive, Anna Voynik, Ben McBride, Bailey Graves, Patrick Faulk, Michelle Daschbac



Celebrate Mississippi

Jackson Academy fourth-grade students recently gave presentations about the state and handed out coloring books from the office of the secretary of state in celebration of Mississippi’s bicentennial. Shown are students (from left) Ella Williams, Perry James, Chase Fleming, and Frances Watson.



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