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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.

Deason new MCEDA director

Joseph (Joey) Deason is the new executive director of the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) beginning October 1.
Deason assumes the position from Ken Oilschlager who has been serving as interim director over the last year.

Failing the bar

The apocryphal story of a single lawyer in town almost starving until a second one arrived to put in play the adversarial system in which attorneys thrive is no doubt a stretch.

But even if it contains a smidgen of truth, there’s hardly a hamlet in Mississippi where at least two lawyers are not within easy reach.

Vertical farming

Bloomberg Businessweek magazine just came out with its “Sooner Than You Think” issue, referring to important or interesting things it believes will happen in the next few years or decades. One prediction is the boom in “vertical farming.”

Dear Editor:

I just wanted to correct a comment you attributed to me. I am not opposed to gates in all instances. I do have a problem when city policy caters to the needs of the politically and economically powerful and does not provide explicit protections to those who are not.

Public service

Central Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Cecil Brown spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently and offered an update on the status of the Kemper County power plant in eastern Mississippi. Shown are (from left) Rotary Club of North Jackson President Witt Ruffin, Brown, and Rotarian Jeff Adcock.

Healthcare

The Rotary Club of Jackson’s guest speaker recently was Dr. Jerri Avery, a healthcare clinic director. Dr. Avery said those in healthcare had been preparing for an epidemic as prescription sales of opioids have risen over the past 10 years. Drug overdose deaths now exceed traffic accident deaths, which was previously the number one killer.

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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.