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Mayor secures financing for major North State project

Two years and numerous discussions later, the city of Jackson is finally moving forward on the North State Street and West County Line Road reconstruction projects.

Lynda wright helps make Ballet Mississippi  ‘just so beautiful’

The city of Jackson could soon have a plan on how to breath new life into Smith-Will Stadium, thanks to the help of the owner of a minor league baseball team in Biloxi.

The upper Spillway Road project is on schedule, and construction should begin in the spring. Soon, officials will advertise for the project.

Highland colony Parkway is in the middle of major improvements.

The parkway is currently undergoing an overlay project from Old Agency Road to West County Line Road.

William “Bill” Lester is returning to his roots.

Nearly 50 years after he hosted his first art show in Jackson, the former Northsider is returning home for a one-man show on November 2.

Fire safety

Covenant Presbyterian Preschoolers enjoyed a visit from local fireman to learn about fire safety. Sitting on the fire truck are (from left) Clifton Decker, Townes Kelly, Eliot Frascogna, Henry Collins, Simmons Davis, and Henry Moore.

Rally

Madison Central High School students (from left) Cedric Beal and Bonnie Hill serve on the Governor’s Healthy Teens For A Better Mississippi council.

MAIDS

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the 2017 Homecoming Court are (from left, back) Madison Jones, Alyssa Cronin, Olivia Hardwick, Meredith Johnson, Olivia Campbell, Elizabeth Angel; (front) Xenia Minton, Emerson Boone, Claire Azordegan, Mia Hammond, Zahra Naveed, Chappel Pettit, Addie Hillhouse, and Amy Zhang.

Double Taxed

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.

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Esperanza Velasquez is founder of the Mississippi Hispanic Association in Flowood.