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Northsiders could no longer have to drive to Vicksburg to qualify for the TSA precheck service.
At its meeting tomorrow, the Jackson City Council is considering entering into an agreement with Idemia Identity and Security USA for the “implementation of TSA pre-check within the city of Jackson.”
Leslie Evalyn Hodge, 51, of New Orleans passed away at home on August 16, 2019. Born in Augusta, Georgia to Jo Dent and Elbert “Cliff” Hodge, Leslie grew up in Oxford, Mississippi. After moving to Jackson, Mississippi, Leslie graduated from St.
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.
Friday is the season opener for the Jackson Academy (JA) Raiders, with the team set to travel to Greenwood to take on perennial powerhouse Pillow Academy.
The Raiders enter 2019 with high hopes, after notching back to back 9-3 campaigns under head coach Larry Weems.
Mr. and Mrs. William Trafton Morgan of Ridgeland announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Blair Morgan, to George Robert McKemey III. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Captain and Mrs. George Robert McKemey II of Tega Cay, SC.
Tim Bryan has taken over for Dan Gaillet as engineer for Madison County.
Bryan, previously the assistant county engineer, has worked for Madison County since August 2016. He took over the role of county engineer on July 1.
(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
On behalf of all Jackson residents concerned about climate change, we are celebrating Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba today. He recently attended the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he cast a supporting vote for carbon pricing.
Ed Wall passed away July 28 in Oxford. After living in Jackson for 47 years, he and his wife, Nell, relocated to Oxford in 2017 to be near family.
A celebration of Ed’s life will be held Monday, August 5, at Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson. Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon and the service at 2:00 p.m.
The Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association has elected three Northside alumni as leaders of the association for 2019-2020.
They include Kristi Hipp Mosley, Kimberly Griffin and Barbara Travis.
By ANTHONY WARREN
Senior Staff Writer
Jackson residents could soon have an easier time disputing what they feel are extremely high or inaccurate water bills.
The city council is expected to vote next week on amendments that would streamline the city’s water billing appeals process.
The city of Ridgeland has received bids for the construction of the new city center, following the selection of a bank for the issuance of nearly $20 million in bonds.
The Ridgeland board of aldermen awarded the bond issue to First Tennessee Bank, as they had the lowest interest rate at 2.689669 percent.
Fifth and sixth graders at Jackson Academy (from left, back) Parker Halford, Nicholas Katsaboulas, Crystal Gao, Caroline Flechas, Brooke Emerson Ogden; (from left, front) Sanders Reeves, Elizabeth Woosley, Natalie Shephardson, and Molly Marie Moody earned the honor of highest academic achievement during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Earlene Milner Lefoldt passed away on July 31, 2019 at St. Catherine's Village surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be Monday, August 5, 2019 from 10 - 11 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church with the Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Lakewood Cemetery.
Attendance declining and director predicts budget shortfall
The Jackson Zoo continues to die on the vine, more than a year after managers voted to study relocating it, and eight months after the city entered into talks with a new firm to take over management.
While many kids on the Northside likely won’t be looking forward to returning to class, they’ll certainly benefit from improvements at their respective schools.
Projects range from putting in new playgrounds and building outdoor classrooms to correcting draining issues.
John D. Damon, Ph.D., Canopy Children’s Solutions’ chief executive officer, is one of 21 senior health care leaders who were chosen to join the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship’s fifth class and the program’s network of health care entrepreneurs and innovators from across the United States.
Anna Kathryn McDaniel and Ridge Futral were selected as Mr. and Miss MRA.
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.
Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Voted as a beauty and beau were (from left) Neil Marchetti and Nora Beth Hetzel.
While Mississippi continues to largely ignore the warning that its dependence on paperless voting machines is asking for trouble, here comes word of another vulnerability that these older computerized voting systems probably have.
They use an operating system that will soon be outdated and more prone to hacking.
Jackson Academy basketball players Sydney Morris and Emory Laseter recently met their basketball buddies Margaret Johnson and Sloan Akins at an event hosted by the Athletic Booster Club. Shown are (from left) Morris, Johnson, Akins and Laseter.
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.
Danforth Awards went to Jackson Prep freshmen (from left) Maggie Boswell and Walker Headley.
JAA board members
Alaina Liess, and Susie Odom, St. Joe English teacher.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Marsha, Logan and Brent Wood.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated the 2018-19 Alumni Awards, recognizing and honoring outstanding alumni. This year’s winners are Jack Allin, 1996 – St. Andrew’s Loyalty Award; and Ben Wynne ,1979 – Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.
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 Biology Award; Jack Harvey, Latin I Award; Ethan Batol, Biology Award; Barnes Lowry, Spanish I Award; Jay Fountain, Band Award; (second row) Ellyn Wai
Madison Ridgeland Academy recently had five alumni who attend the University of Mississippi and all are members of the Sally McDonald Honors College back on campus to speak to 11th-graders about college planning. Shown are (from left) Lennis Barlow, Cooper Ruwe, Mary Reid Dixon, Kayla Lovitt and Clay Chance.
Jackson Academy's upper school chapter of the National Honor Society recently inducted 46 new members.
Since its ratification in 1789, the U. S. Constitution has been amended 27 times. The last time in 1992, when the Constitution was amended to delay any Congressional pay raise until after the next election.
Chris Harris, director of communications, media, and broadcasting for the Mississippi Braves, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Harris informed club members and guest about the AA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball team. Shown are (from left) Tim Mueller, Harris, Anna Powers, and Lori Greer.
Rising K4 and K5 students at First Presbyterian Day School’s Under the Oaks summer program had a fun-filled Fourth of July week, including making Yankee Doodle hats.
The Jackson chapter of PEO recently celebrated the chapter’s 70th anniversary. PEO is an international organization that provides scholarships for women. Shown are (from left) Jill Everett, corresponding secretary; Tricia Redditt, recording secretary; Laura Lee Mullens, president; Diana Walkinshaw, vice president; Gaye Townsend, treasurer.
Check-ups can be exciting times for parents. Although frequently referred to as “health maintenance visits” or “wellness visits,” they can be so much more. Finding out where your child lands on the growth chart can be a source of pride from one visit to the next.