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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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Clifford Macgowan III

Clifford Macgowan III was born on June 22, 1949, in Jackson, Mississippi, the elder son of Thelma Thompson Macgowan (T) and Clifford Macgowan, Jr., (Kip).  On August 16, 2019, he met his Maker following an 18-month battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.


Can a lobbyist tell the truth?

By WILLIAM JEANS,

Forgive me if I do not run into my front yard shouting hosannas to Jackson’s mayor for his courageous stand against carbon. If you saw Ms. Dominika Parry’s column in the Northside Sun’s July 25th edition, you know that she considers Mayor Chockwe Antar Lumumba to be Rushmore-worthy because he supports H.R. 763, the Energy Innovation Act.


Rev. Dr. Ruth Wallace Black

Dr Ruth Wallace Black, 79, died Friday August, 23, 2019 at Hospice Ministries. A third generation Jacksonian, Dr. Black earned her baccalaureate degree at Belhaven University and language certificates at both the British Institute in London and the Alliance Française in Paris.



Prison disaster

Of all the major issues being discussed in this year’s statewide campaigns, one that is largely being neglected is Mississippi’s prison system.

It is a disaster.


Patriot Pride dance team

The Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriot Pride dance team attended UDA camp at Mississippi State University. Laura Lee Boyles, Mae Correro, Haleigh Hall, Lauren Head, Leigh Tucker, and Emory Ware were selected as All-American dancers.


Northside Drive repaving to begin

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced that repaving is expected to begin on Northside Drive between State Street and I-55/Frontage Road.  The $2.4 million project has been made possible through the 1% Sales Tax Commission and funding made available to the Mississippi Department of Transportation by the Federal Highway




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Creatures of habit

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

“Our hope for years to come.” 

A tail thump wakes me, a wet nose brushes my cheek. Somewhere along the way I might have thought I’d go gentle into that good night, but I’ve had some four-legged friends who think otherwise.


Biomedical research

Madison Central High School biomedical research students listened to a discussion lead by guest speaker Mark Chmielewski on patient data security. Attending the discussion were (from left) Perriann Smith, Erica Chmielewski, Daniel Joshua, Chmielewski, Leija Ray, Loveleen Kaur, with biomedical research instructor Dr. Betsy Sullivan.

 


Goodwill volunteers

Madison-Ridgeland Academy seniors (from left) Sara Carson Hailey and Emory Ware have been named Goodwill Industries of Mississippi Outstanding Youth Volunteer Honorees. Every year, Goodwill recognizes outstanding volunteers in the metro Jackson area. Sara Carson and Emory were the only two high school students selected for this honor.


Middle school award

At Jackson Academy’s Middle School awards day, rising sixth graders (from left) Breck Hines, Blake Bartlam, Katherine Gault, Crystal Gao, and Libby Woosley were recognized for scholastic achievement and contribution in a subject area.



Acolytes

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School lower school students recently served as acolytes during Big Chapel. Shown are (from left) Reed Chudy, Ravi Patel, Ayden Seale, Baani Bedi, Eloise Turnage, Alice McElroy, Reese Hall, and Eli Pace.

 


First day

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School eighth graders enjoying the first day of school are (from left) Charlie Whittington, Kameron Howard, Coach JeMario Rugley, Samuel Knight, Will Hooks, John Dodd, Larrson Calhoun, Carter Thompson, Anand Patel, and Jalen McMillan.



Junior officers

Juniors serving as class officers on the Jackson Academy Student Council for 2019-2020 are (from left) Alice Williams, Priya Ray, Thomas Arnold, and Ava Couey. Not pictured: Lila Robertson.


Softball player

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the softball team. Shown are (from left) Hillis, Edward, Anna Kathryn and Ann Day Becker.


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Solar energy

Keith Key (right) recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Key described the progress that has been made in reducing the cost of solar energy systems and the economics of using them with the rebates and tax credits that are available to purchasers of them. Also shown is Greg Campbell.


Advisory board

Madison County Business League and Foundation  2018-19 Advisory Board includes members (from left, standing) James McCullough, Pam Confer, Joseph Moss; (seated) Ray Balentine, and Nicky Cobb. Not pictured: Sam Kelly, G. Todd Burwell, John Geary, Mike Crandall,  Ed Boyington and Paul Musick.


Soccer signing

Madison Central High School senior Connor Henderson has signed to play soccer in the fall at Millsaps College. Shown are (standing) Madison Central Head Soccer Coach Cecil Hinds; (from left, sitting) Terri, Connor and Wes Henderson.


may day fun

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s May Day will be celebrated May 3, at 6 p.m. on the south campus in Jackson. The theme is “A Few of My Favorite Things,” specifically, the students’ favorite things about the St. Andrew’s community.


Club speaker

The Rotary Club of Jackson recently welcomed David Nolen as guest speaker. Nolen is an associate professor, associate editor and reference librarian with the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library Congressional and Political Research Center. Shown are (from left) Rotary President Neddie Winter, Nolen, and Julian Watson.

 


Zoo blues

Auditors recently wrapped up an investigation of the Jackson Zoo’s finances, and one thing is clear, Beth Poff took one for the team.

Poff is the park’s former executive director. She resigned from the position last year after admitting to misusing $350,000 in state bond funds to cover operations.



Executive officers

The 2018-2019 Madison Central High School Student Government Association Executive Officers are (from left) Haaris Patel (vice-president), Bonnie Hill and Sydney Storm (co-presidents), Claire Iupe (secretary) and Michael Zhang (treasurer).


Cathy Haynie

Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year. JAAIS is an organization serving approximately 20 schools in the greater Jackson area.


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A popular Northside park could soon be named after a late Jackson Academy student.

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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.