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Dilemma

Budget constraints, growing expenses plague library

By anthony warren

Senior Staff  Writer

Difficult decisions could be on the horizon for the Jackson-Hinds Library System.

Public meeting scheduled August 22 on plans to amend gating ordinance

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Northsiders will have a chance to sound off later this month on plans to amend the city of Jackson’s gating ordinance.

A public meeting is slated for Tuesday, August 22 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss changes to the rules allowing public access gates.

The meeting will be held at Jackson City Hall in council chambers.

Millage increase

The Southwest Madison fire district is about to see a change in millage. Recently, the Madison County Board of Supervisors approved an increased millage of four mills.

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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.

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.

LeFleur East sells Creekmore house

A local neighborhood group has scrapped plans to use a former home on Old Canton Road for an event and office space, and is now looking for a new location.

The LeFleur East House, a two-story home at 4658 Old Canton, has been deeded to James Holt Crews, of Jackson, according to Hinds County Chancery Clerk records.

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Display art

Jackson Academy students (from left) Win Hooker and Sophie McIntyre’s art work was selected for display in the Mary Sprayberry Art Gallery for 2017-2018.

Dancers

Madison Middle School presented “Into the Woods, Jr.” as their spring musical. Students from all grades were able to audition for roles as cast, chorus, and dancers, and students from the art department helped with sets.

JV Volleyball

Jackson Prep junior varsity volleyball team members are (from left, back) Head Coach Pollyann Watters, Andie Flatgard, Lauren Nickles, Rebecca Burrow, Madie Van Pelt, Addi Shelton, Ross Watters; (front) Abby Huff, Swayze Williams, Allee Hadden, Annie Jicka, Caroline Huff, Ann Clayton Cain.

Education award

Each year the President and the U.S. Secretary of Education sponsor the President’s Education Awards program. Students in this program must have a 95 cumulative average and have scored in the top 15th percentile on standardized tests.

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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.

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.

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