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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.

Herman L. McKenzie

Services were held November 21 at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church for Herman L. McKenzie of Madison. Bishop Clay Lee officiated.

McKenzie, a respected educator in Mississippi for 43 years, died at St. Dominic Hospital November 18, at age 87.  At his bedside was his son, Kevin and his wife of fifty-eight years, Loyce.






Lottery downside

Mississippi’s traditional brick-and-mortar retailers are having a tough enough time trying to adjust to the growing competition of online shopping.

Now, it appears some in state government want to add to merchants’ headaches by diverting some of consumers’ discretionary money to a state lottery.


State supporting the zoo

The Jackson Zoo is going under, and the state leaders’ lack of support for the park is troubling. Last week, the Sun asked three lawmakers about their thoughts on moving the zoo and whether the state should support it.


Usurping the feds

The City of Jackson wised up and eliminated the restriction that city employees had to live in the city. It took a shortage of police to make it happen. In this day and age of low unemployment and a shortage of skilled workers, dictating the residency of employees was impractical. It made good politics but bad policy.


Katy Houston

Katy Houston of Ridgeland has been appointed to the Methodist Rehabilitation Center’s Wilson Research Foundation Board of Governors.


Fight polio

Dr. Jason Parham, associate professor of medicine at UMMC, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson during a recent meeting. Dr. Parham informed club members about the history and treatment for polio. Rotary International has pledged $150 million over the next three years to help fight the eradication of Polio.


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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.