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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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Cheerleaders

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Lower School Spirit Night at a Saints’ football game. Shown are (from left) Anna Powell Black, Julia Mitchell, and Harper Black.


Spirit night

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Lower School Spirit Night at the Saints’ football game versus Velma Jackson. Shown are (from left) Anna Clay Wadlington, Miley Ray, and Mary Oliver Wadlington.

 



Grace Lynnley Miller

Grace Lynnley Miller, a recent homeschool graduate, was awarded a President’s Gold Scholarship from Baylor University in Waco. She will be enrolled at Baylor in their Honors College majoring in classical studies. She also received one of the two  Christian Home Educators Connection (CHEC) Matthew 5:16 Scholarships awarded yearly.


Big chapel acolytes

St. Andrew’s Episcopal lower school students serve as acolytes during big chapel each week. Some serving during the 2018-2019 year were (from left) Emily Reynolds, Eloise Turnage, Addison Tatum, Alice McElroy, Reed Chudy, Alex Fuentes, Hudson Eubanks and Riley Thurman.



Kinkead Dent

Kinkead Dent, Jackson Academy senior, signed to play college football at the University of Mississippi at a ceremony held in early December. Dent is the son of Carolyn and John Dent.

 


Highest honors

Recipients of the school’s highest honors are (from left) Allen Ryu, Trustees’ Medal for Academic Achievement, presented to the Saint who has maintained the highest cumulative GPA over four years; Khalil Jackson, the Saints Medal for Unselfish Service, presented to the student who views his or her work in terms of where that service will do the


Stickfire

Reunion Golf and Country Club hosted its annual Stickfire Golf Tournament recently with a record 108 players competing. The tournament is played every year in the name of the late Stan Hall, who was a member at Reunion when he suddenly passed away at his home January 16, 2016.


New Rotary member

Nancy Suzonne “Suzy” Tubb was inducted into the Rotary Club of North Jackson at a recent meeting. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at noon on Tuesdays at the Rickhouse. Shown are (from left) Jon Turner, Tubb, and Ann Somers.

 

 


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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.