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By ANTHONY WARREN,

State marks bicentennial with museums opening, events

Thousands of people are expected to flock to downtown Jackson this weekend to celebrate the opening of the two Mississippi museums, an event which coincides with the state’s bicentennial.





News Briefs

Carwash hearing

Developers are hoping to put a carwash on Lake Harbour Drive, but the Ridgeland planning and zoning board has recommended the board of aldermen reject the proposal.

A public hearing will be held December 19 at city hall during a regular board of aldermen meeting.


Jim Wilkirson on works of JXNUNITED

Jim Wikirson is executive director of the Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) and a member of JXNUNITED, a group of neighborhood association leaders that meets regularly to discuss common concerns. He recently spoke to Sun Senior Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the group.

 

So what is JXNUNITED? How did it start?


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Christ Methodist program offers special ministry to middle, high school students

For John Sharp Kirk, youth groups at Christ United Methodist Church weren’t just about learning the Gospel, but making friends, growing up and learning about life.


David Keary, V.A. Patterson receive arts commission Governor’s Arts Awards

V.A. Patterson and David Keary are among the 2018 recipients of the Mississippi Arts Commission’s (MAC) Governor’s Arts Awards. The awards are given to individuals and organizations to recognize outstanding work in visual, literary and performing arts, community development through the arts and arts patronage in Mississippi.



Crime Report

Jackson Crime

The Jackson Police Department received the following reports for:

Brookwood Road, 800 block, house burglary, November 26;

County Line Road, 1100 block east, auto burglary, November 19;

Culleywood Road, 4600 block, house burglary, November 23;


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The St. Joseph Catholic School girls swim team won the state championship recently at the state championship swim meet held at the Tupelo Aquatic Center. The St.