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First Presbyterian Day School students recently participated in the Makos State Swim Meet, including (from left) Kimmons Sheppard, Reese Russ, Charlie Penny, Asher Reynolds, Evans Reynolds, Warner Russ, Piper McCalop, and Nan Sheppard.

The Mississippi Council on Economic Education named Germantown High School a banner school for 2016-17.  Because of this honor, one student was awarded the MCEE Banner School for Financial Readiness $500 Scholarship.

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Council waiting for new officials to tackle gating ordinance

Northside Junior players participating in ‘central Mississippi local tour’

Junior golfers on the Northside now have another opportunity to experience the rigors of tournament play.

Jeff on work of Innovate Mississippi

Tony Jeff is president and CEO of Innovate Mississippi. Jeff is a graduate of Mississippi State University and Northwestern University. He joined Innovate Mississippi in 2002, and took over as the company’s chief in 2010. He recently spoke to Sun Senior Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the organization and its efforts to help entrepreneurs.

Inaugural celebration

Festivities honor Mayor Lumumba

Inauguration festivities for Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba included celebrations in parks throughout the city, the swearing-in ceremony, a prayer breakfast at Grace Inspirations Church on Grand Avenue, and the city of Jackson Unity Ball.

County considers tax

A user tax might become a possibility for Madison County. However, the tax is not meant to affect county residents.

Officials recently discussed how to implement a tax on hotels, motels, and possibly liquor stores in the county.

Longs supports Arts

The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will bring the Russian Folk Instrument Orchestra to the University of Mississippi this fall, thanks to a generous gift from Northsiders Billy and Rebecca Long.

Studying salesmen

Madison County is trying to get a handle on door-to-door salesmen.

During a recent board of supervisors meeting, the county discussed what to do about salesmen knocking on county residents’ doors.

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