Today's Top Stories

Less than two months into the project, Siemens has corrected some 5,400 water bills and $547,000 in back usage fees, according to Public Works Director Bob Miller.

Former Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan is retiring after 27 years with the Jackson Police Department.

Federal funding delays road projects, increases costs

Last February, the city of Jackson received $1.4 million to repave a little more than a mile of East Northside Drive.

The legal battle in the Ridgeland Costco case continues.

And again, the amendments to the city of Ridgeland’s zoning ordinance are being questioned.

Jackson city officials hope to begin advertising for a new zoo management firm in the coming weeks.

Ready to play

Sixth-grade First Presbyterian Day School Crusaders preparing for their weekly football game are (from left) Will Dungey, Andy Brown, and Banks Hewitt.


Project fit

Students at Mannsdale Upper Elementary School recently cut the ribbon on their new Project Fit America fitness equipment. The new outdoor fitness area, along with indoor fitness equipment, is designed to enhance the physical education curriculum and further encourage students to live healthy lives.



Red riding hood

In preschool at Jackson Academy students (from left) Caroline McKinnon, Bowman Sandifer, Kate Prescott Orr, Lucy Hines, and Palmer Williams reenacted the story of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Students practice listening, taking turns, and acting all together in this creative learning experience.


Celebration

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School held its annual Saints Celebration recently, honoring each sports team and celebrating the grand opening of the school’s brand-new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC). Shown are (from left) Clay Morris, Kayla Crossley, Olivia Lantrip, and Allen Ryu.



Biographies

First Presbyterian Day School fourth-graders presented character book reports on any biography of their choosing. Shown are (from left) Anna Davis Vernon, Rosalie Oliver, Cameron Clune, and Jacob Pritchett.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY

October 5: Bonnie Brister, Gurvis Phillips, Krista Kerr, Danby Martin, Lisa Davis. October 6: Richard Redd, Midge Salvo, Lisa Tew, Gary Wilcher. October 7: Laura Marie Coffey, Micaela Coffey, Missy Stedman, Chuck Tomlinson, Claire Stratton Fountain, Patti Buckner. October 8: Joyce Sanford, Jo Ann Falvey, JoAnn Dossett, Jack Lutken.



Cat hats

First Presbyterian Day School preschoolers created hats based on the book “Pete the Cat.” Shown are (from left) Charlie Rich, Aden Cannada, Frances May, and McKenzie Buford.


Queens

Jackson Prep 2016 homecoming queen Rosemary Ferguson (left) is shown with the 2017 homecoming queen Maddy Mazzaferro (right).



Complete street

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Ridgeland recently approved a resolution to adopt a Complete Street policy. The policy was presented to the Mayor and Board by the City of Ridgeland Bicycle Advisory Committee.


Lions award

The Metro Jackson Lions Club recently honored several medical leaders for their support of the Low Vision Clinic at the Mississippi School for the Blind. Lions funded the creation of the clinic, which provides vision screenings to children from across the state. The clinic is still in use today.


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The Home Place has been a part of the Northside community since 1946, but Lucille Nichols is who really makes it feel like home.