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Appeals Process Easier

­Appealing overly high water bills and potential water shut-offs will soon be easier, thanks to a recent vote by the Jackson City Council.

The council approved an ordinance to streamline its water bill appeals process.



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Medical marijuana ballot initiative signatures submitted

Mississippians for Compassionate Care submitted 105,686 certified signatures from registered voters to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office, placing medical marijuana on the 2020 ballot. [Steve Wilson]


Back at it

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School eighth graders enjoying the first day of school are (from left) Lauryn Chambers, Madison Cox, Casey Young, Micah Davis, Isabel Mitchell, Jennifer Chen, Jessica Livingston, and Hannah Moore.


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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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Baseball senior

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School celebrated 2018-19 Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the baseball team including Jake Mitchell (center) who is shown. with his parents (from left) Tyler, Jake, and Lindsay Mitchell.


Softball player

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated  2018-19 Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the softball team. Shown are (from left) Hannah, Hannah Clay and Burney King.


Fund the pumps

Ann Dahl makes an interesting story as a flood-control activist. It’s a role she’s taken on passionately, but quite by accident.

Dahl’s personal timing could not have been worse.


5 things you didn’t know about GINA DIAMOND

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Because of her love of cooking, she is a part of two cookbook clubs. She has lived in five states but has lived in Mississippi the longest. Before opening her shop, she served as marketing director for four different organizations. Her Italian heritage shines through when she makes her homemade ravioli, “the real way.” Her biggest hobbies c


Mu Alpha Theta Honorees

Madison Ridgeland Academy students joining The National High School Mathematics Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta include (from left) Colby Wynn, Madelyn Solari, Cole Ruwe, Sunny Nurse, Olivia Nadalich, Carson Lindsey, Julia Greaves, Connor Douglas, Travis Byrd.



Best Leaders

First Presbyterian Day School students (from left) Emma Reeves and Reid Vineyard were chosen Best Leaders by their classmates for the 2018-19 school year.


Shine in soccer

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School celebrated Senior Night for the class of 2019. Charley Blount was recognized as a  member of the boys soccer team. Shown are (from left) Katie, Charley, and David Blount.


Mock trial

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2018-19 Mock Trial team competed in the Jackson Regional Mock Trial Competition. The team won both rounds of the tournament in which they competed at the Mississippi College School of Law. In addition to the team success, there were several team members who won individual awards for their performances.


JA recognition

Jackson Academy Upper School students (from left, back) Will Spence, Charlie Gautier, Harris McLemore, Eeshaan Bajaj, McNeil Dinkins, Connor Gee; (front) Kaylan Sanders, Anna Claire Seago, Kit McCormack, Reid Hewitt, and Reese Anderson were recognized at the 2018-19 school awards day ceremony due to their enthusiasm for learning, respect for ot


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Picnic Fun

St. Richard Catholic School celebrated St. Richard Feast Day recently with Mass followed by a family fun picnic with live music. Shown (from left) Oliver Skipper, Bo Zimmerman, and James O’Beirne.


Most talented

Jackson Academy Seniors (from left) Reese Overstreet and Latham Nance were voted most talented in the school’s annual Features Pageant.


Club speaker

Keith Key, PE, of Mississippi Solar was a guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Jackson. Solar energy was first “discovered” in 1954 with silicon-based solar cells used for remote telecommunication sites. Shown are (from left) Rotary President Neddie Winters, Key, and Janet Scott of the Greater Jackson Arts Council.


Award recipients

At Jackson Academy (from left) Elizabeth Copeland and Adams Kennedy were recipients of the Dan Morse Award, which recognizes a boy and a girl in the rising ninth grade class who embody the school’s mission to pursue lives of purpose and significance, and inspire others to do the same.


Proposal

Madison Middle School presented “Aladdin, Jr.”  as its fall schoolwide musical.  Students were chosen by audition for roles as the cast and dancers. Sixth-grade choir students sang as the chorus, while others assisted with sets, and former students served as crew.


Art for All

Tom Harman, (center) executive director of Art for All Mississippi, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently.


Graduate Fire academy

Firefighters (from left) Geron P. Allen and Malcolm R. Scott of the Ridgeland Fire Department recently graduated from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter I-II course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy.


New Eagle Scout

Jack Harvey (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project provide a cross country trail improvement for Jackson Prep. He is shown with his parents Margaret and John Harvey.


Helping out

First Presbyterian Day School students enjoy serving as preschool helpers in their classrooms. Shown are (from left) Brady Griffin, Britt Baker, Ellie Hederman, and Aven Clark.

 

 


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Breaking News

Friend’s move inspires Abby McCaughan award-winning choreography.

Obituaries

Richard Ward Dortch, lifelong resident of Jackson, Mississippi, died peacefully on September 18,... READ MORE

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Jackson Academy’s Summer Care students celebrated the Fourth of July with a dress-up day and parade.