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State marks bicentennial with museums opening, events

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.

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

Metropolitan ballet presents holiday favorite

Move could help zoo correct problems study concludes

A new location could be key to saving the Jackson Zoo, according to a memo from zoo Executive Director Beth Poff.

As shoppers descend on their favorite stores this holiday shopping season, police across the Northside are gearing up for another busy few weeks.

Tea parties

Students in Jackson Academy’s preschool celebrated the start of the school year with tea parties. Sharing cookies and other sweets gave (from left) Carmen, Claire and Adam Thrash a special reason to smile.


Flood buckets

Christ Covenant School partnered with Mt. Salus Christian School, First Presbyterian Day School, and Hartfield Academy in a hurricane relief project. Christ Covenant School focused on flood buckets for the project and collected items to assemble 100 buckets.


Community service

Madison Ridgeland Academy’s first-graders collecting donations for Webster Animal Shelter include (from left) Bailey Potter, Jack Evans, Dylan Duncan, Collins Kirk, Lydia Foote, Sims Wiggins, Sarah Kate Williamson, Pablo Arcas Raez.


Junior maids

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2017 Homecoming maids representing the junior class are (from left) Mia Hammond, Meredith Johnson, Olivia Hardwick, and Zahra Naveed.


Senior Maids

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2017 Homecoming maids representing the senior class are (from left) Alyssa Cronin, Elizabeth Angel, Chappel Pettit, Addie Hillhouse, and Olivia Campbell.


Sophomore maids

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2017 Homecoming maids representing the sophomore class are (from left) Amy Zhang, Madison Jones, and Emerson Boone.


Kidney Walk

The Fondren/Woodland Hills neighborhood will be the setting Saturday, October 7 for the annual Michael Rubenstein Memorial Kidney Walk, sponsored by the Mississippi Kidney Foundation. Registration is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. The walk starts promptly at 9 a.m., at the kidney foundation’s office, 3000 Old Canton Rd.


Possibility

By ANTHONY WARREN,

No residency rule could help beef up number of police

By anthony warren

Senior Staff  Writer

One solution to the Jackson Police Department’s (JPD) staffing woes could be found in the repeal of the city’s residency ordinance, according to Police Chief Lee Vance.



BEHIND THE SCENES

Dawn Buck successfully focuses on keeping the curtains rising at new stage theatre

Dawn Buck has been a driving force at New Stage Theatre for more than two decades but theater-goers rarely see her in a performance.


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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.