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Jackson residents paying twice to keep all libraries open

Jackson taxpayers are helping to keep the Clinton library open, but don’t expect that city to return the favor any time soon.

Kid’s Chance is a Mississippi Bar charitable organization that offers scholarships to college-aged children whose parents have been killed or seriously injured in a work-related accident.

FROM PROGRAMS TO VENUES TO FUND-RAISING, TIPPY GARNER GUIDING FORCE OF OPERA

A Jackson native, Tippy Garner has always lived in the north and northeast area of the city.

Michael Causey, a ninth-grader at Jackson Prep, won the INEX Legends Car Racing regional qualifier at Sunny South Raceway in Mobile, that secured him an entry for U.S. Legend Car Nationals.

Annual JA event planned October 17

The Northside Sun has just learned that the Eudora Welty Library is expected to be shut down by the state fire marshals today at 5:00pm, that according to Jackson-Hinds Library Executive Director Patty Furr.

Sophomore maids

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2017 Homecoming maids representing the sophomore class are (from left) Amy Zhang, Madison Jones, and Emerson Boone.

Kidney Walk

The Fondren/Woodland Hills neighborhood will be the setting Saturday, October 7 for the annual Michael Rubenstein Memorial Kidney Walk, sponsored by the Mississippi Kidney Foundation. Registration is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. The walk starts promptly at 9 a.m., at the kidney foundation’s office, 3000 Old Canton Rd.

Possibility

By ANTHONY WARREN,

No residency rule could help beef up number of police

By anthony warren

Senior Staff  Writer

One solution to the Jackson Police Department’s (JPD) staffing woes could be found in the repeal of the city’s residency ordinance, according to Police Chief Lee Vance.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Dawn Buck successfully focuses on keeping the curtains rising at new stage theatre

Dawn Buck has been a driving force at New Stage Theatre for more than two decades but theater-goers rarely see her in a performance.

New Traffic signal

A traffic signal at the intersection of Highland Colony Parkway and Old Agency Parkway is up and running.

However, Ridgeland officials are still waiting on CSpire to finish relocating fiber optic cables before the city’s project can be completed.

Ordinance amended

Ridgeland’s zoning ordinance has been changed to allow an indoor shooting range.

After a public hearing that was held at city hall on Tuesday, September 19, the mayor and board of aldermen unanimously approved the zoning ordinance amendment.

County approves budget

Madison County has finalized their budget for the 2018 fiscal year, which begins October 1. County officials have set a budget of approximately $86 million, $13 million more than last year’s $73 million.

The budget was approved 3-1, with District 2 Supervisor Trey Baxter opposing. District 5 Supervisor Paul Griffin was absent.

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FROM PROGRAMS TO VENUES TO FUND-RAISING, TIPPY GARNER GUIDING FORCE OF OPERA

A Jackson native, Tippy Garner has always lived in the north and northeast area of the city.