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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.

Failing the bar

The apocryphal story of a single lawyer in town almost starving until a second one arrived to put in play the adversarial system in which attorneys thrive is no doubt a stretch.

But even if it contains a smidgen of truth, there’s hardly a hamlet in Mississippi where at least two lawyers are not within easy reach.

Vertical farming

Bloomberg Businessweek magazine just came out with its “Sooner Than You Think” issue, referring to important or interesting things it believes will happen in the next few years or decades. One prediction is the boom in “vertical farming.”

Dear Editor:

I just wanted to correct a comment you attributed to me. I am not opposed to gates in all instances. I do have a problem when city policy caters to the needs of the politically and economically powerful and does not provide explicit protections to those who are not.

Public service

Central Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Cecil Brown spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently and offered an update on the status of the Kemper County power plant in eastern Mississippi. Shown are (from left) Rotary Club of North Jackson President Witt Ruffin, Brown, and Rotarian Jeff Adcock.


The Rotary Club of Jackson’s guest speaker recently was Dr. Jerri Avery, a healthcare clinic director. Dr. Avery said those in healthcare had been preparing for an epidemic as prescription sales of opioids have risen over the past 10 years. Drug overdose deaths now exceed traffic accident deaths, which was previously the number one killer.

Habitat donation

Regions Bank has donated $4,000 for this year’s WellsFest, which will be held September 30, at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park next to Smith Wills Stadium. The event includes at 5K Race, Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run at 8 a.m.; a Pet Parade at 9:30 a.m.; and from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Crime Report

Jackson Crime

The Jackson Police Department received the following reports for:

Cedar Hill Drive, 1000 block, house burglary, September 12;

County Cork Road, 5700 block, larceny, September 16;

County Line Road, 1100 block east, auto burglary, September 15;

Juried winners

Fondren Renaissance Foundation recently announced winners of the sixth annual Cedars Juried Show.  This year’s show was presented by Jan and Lawrence Farrington and Bulter Snow, LLP and represented works from all across the state including 28 Mississippi cities. Juror for the show was George Bassi, director of The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.



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.