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KNEEL-IN MOVEMENT

PROGRAMS SCHEDULED TO COMMEMORATE INTEGRATION OF JACKSON CHURCHES

A week before the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opens, local religious, educational and civic leaders will commemorate another milestone in the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi - the Kneel-In Movement.


Zoo Blues

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Attendance, money woes plague future of Jackson Zoo

Recently, the Jackson Zoological Park announced the unexpected death of Casper the giraffe.

Prior to the death, zoo keepers reported that the 14-year-old reticulated giraffe was not feeling well.







Honor Roll

Students listed to the honor roll at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School for the first quarter include:

 

Seventh Grade




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Traffic changes

The county is looking to change their policy for homeowner associations that want to make positive traffic changes to their subdivisions, such as reducing speeding, adding speed bumps, or other deterrents of reckless driving.






Joe Deason on his plans for MCEDA

The Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) has a new executive director. Joey Deason has a degree in accounting from Mississippi State University, and he is a graduate of Ethel High School in Attala County. Deason has worked for General Motors for 17 years in Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina and Michigan.


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Matching Funding

Madison County will be paying a total of $615,000 in matched funds to the city of Madison for road improvements.

Estimates for the Sandalwood ($350,000 in matched funds) and Treasure Cove ($50,000 in matched funds) subdivisions were discussed during a November board of supervisors meeting.


Football awards

Jackson Prep junior high football awards winners include (from left) Seth Cook – Captain and Impact Players; Matt Jones – Most Valuable Player and Captain; Braedon Mabry – Most Valuable Defensive Player and Captain; Riley Maddox – Most Valuable Offensive Player and Captain.


Blount on domestic violence efforts

District 29 Sen. David Blount is a board member of the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence. He recently spoke to Sun Senior Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his efforts to protect the privacy rights of victims of domestic violence. Blount is a graduate Davidson College and the University of Virginia.


Donate Uniforms

The Mustard Seed donated uniforms to The Redeemer School in Jackson thanks to a partnership with Agape North. When Mustard Seed patrons purchase t-shirts designed by the Seedsters, for every 2-3 shirts purchased, they are able to give back one uniform shirt.


Weather delays trail

Chalk another project’s delay up to wet weather.

Work on the Museum to Market Trail likely won’t begin until the spring, because of delays in a major water main project, Jackson city officials say.


Pajama day

During homecoming week at Rosa Scott, the student government association sponsored Sandy Hook’s Say Something Week at Rosa Week, designed to ensure that everyone at Rosa Scott felt at home especially during homecoming week. Stickers were passed out to remind and encourage each other to say something kind and welcoming to others.


Varsity team

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the 2017-18 varsity volleyball team are (from left) Phoebe Xu, Sharon Xu, Madison Jones, Anna Jordan Hendrix, Emily Kruse, Lauren Watson, Caroline Croft, Alix Ebner, Destini Jimerson, Sarah Beth Greener, Hana Ando, Miley Ray, and Sarah Sullivan.


Book Signing

Jackson Academy students (from left) Blake Bartlam, Sarah Dial Almand, Katherine Rundell, Mary Madison New, and Liza Benner are shown at a book-signing of “The Explorer” by Katherine Rundell.


Field Trip

First Presbyterian Day School preschoolers enjoyed a field trip to the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum’s Pumpkin Adventure. Shown are (from left, back) Laura Vaiden Clark, Metta Ferris; (front)  David Mann, Alec Dier, Ford Collins, James Nix, Charlie Rich, and Josef Bynum.


Bob for apples

First Presbyterian Day School first-graders held their annual apple bobbing celebration during “Johnny Appleseed Week.” Shown are (from left) Leighton Marion, Cecilia Turnage, Jackson Page, and Coleman Wallace.


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City meet

The River Hills parent relay team (from left) Ben Kerr, Will McCraney, Tal Hendrix, and Parker Ellison swam to a first place finish during this year’s event at the Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.


Court denies R’land request

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco Wholesale scored a minor victory recently in their efforts to keep the wholesaler from locating on Highland Colony Parkway.

Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the city of Ridgeland’s request to expedite the appeal of the city’s 2015 vote to amend the zoning ordinance.



Dealership requests to be left out of Gluckstadt and Canton annexation issue

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

The Gluckstadt incorporation is making slow and steady progress, but there is one commercial entity that wants to stay out of the issue.

The Mak Haik car dealership, located north of Glucksadt Road and west of I-55, does not want to be part of the incorporation. The car dealer does not want to be part of Canton’s annexation either.


Watters honored for contributions

Betti Watters was the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers, Mississippi Chapter.

This award goes to Mississippi NASW members who have made significant contributions to the field of professional social work throughout their professional careers in Mississippi.


Trying Again

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Michel still wants neighborhood improvement district

District 25 Sen. Walter Michel hopes the fourth time will be the charm when it comes to seeing a “neighborhood improvement district” bill passed.

The Northside senator is planning to introduce a bill creating the NIDs in the 2018 session.



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The Jackson Academy Accents won in the MAIS Spirit Competition, taking first place in both the AAAA Kick division and the AAAA Pom division against teams from across the state.