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James McGowan retiring

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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

McGowan previously headed up the North Jackson precinct before being promoted to district commander under former Police Chief Lee Vance.

On Monday, McGowan announced he was retiring on a social media post.


Ubering in Jackson

By NIKKI ROWELL,

A pregnant woman, Italian blues guitarist and a serviceman, Clark Carpenter never knows who will end up getting into his car.

That’s because he’s one of more than 16,000 drivers employed across the globe as an Uber driver.



Catch-22

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.

Nearly a year and a half later, the city has not bid the project for construction, and cannot do so until after it gets the go-ahead from the state.




St. Andrew’s alumni board

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the 2017-2018 Alumni Board of Directors are (back, from left) Taylor Triplett, Judy Varney, Abram Orlansky, Tina Wells, Katie Browning, Justin Croft, Andrew Neely, Paul Buckley; (front) Amy Brooks, Bradford Blackmon, Cab Green, Erin McCain, and Ann Heidke.




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James McGowan retiring

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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

McGowan previously headed up the North Jackson precinct before being promoted to district commander under former Police Chief Lee Vance.

On Monday, McGowan announced he was retiring on a social media post.


guiding hand

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

From small town to small town, Walter “Bubba” Morrison has always been the person looking to make a difference and to help others in his community.

His community is now seeking to become a town: Gluckstadt.



McGinnis on Academy of Ancient Music

Richard McGinnis is president of the Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music. McGinnis, who co-founded the group in 1982 with Max Garriott, is a professor of chemistry at Tougaloo College. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and his master’s in chemistry from Harvard University.





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JA student killed in car crash, one day before she was to graduate

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.

Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.

The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.





SESSION OUTLOOK

Bomgar tackling transparency, the economy and Justice system in 2018

Mississippi House District 58 Rep. Joel Bomgar has a lot in store for the 2018 legislative session.


Trying Again

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Michel still wants neighborhood improvement district

District 25 Sen. Walter Michel hopes the fourth time will be the charm when it comes to seeing a “neighborhood improvement district” bill passed.

The Northside senator is planning to introduce a bill creating the NIDs in the 2018 session.


Child's Prayer

Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital

The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).





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Color guard

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School students who serve as boy scouts contributed to the recent Saints Celebration and opening of the school’s new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC) as the event’s color guard. Shown are (from left) Forrest Carson, Owen Newburger, Luke Fender, and John Sistrunk.


Little dribblers

Jackson Academy’s Little Dribblers include (from left, back) Caden Callison, Emma Charlotte Hosch, Carol Ann Hudson, Mary Fowler Hudson, Gus Summers, Corey Barnes, Aubrey Mapp, Madisyn Bryant, Drew Gay, Landry Asbell, Elise Williams, Wells Jeffcoat, Lola Rhoden, Kirkland Hudson, Anna Phillips, Carolina Walker, Gavin Lomax; (third row) Alexander


Helping out

Jackson Academy students (from left) Gracie Coe, Carneilus Powers, Fran Wilkirson, and Priya Ray arrived on campus early to serve by unpacking school supplies for lower school teachers.



Rotary projects

Amanda Fontaine, immediate past District 6820 Governor, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently about the work of the Rotary Foundation and projects at the local and global levels to address clean water, literacy, and polio.



Accelerated reading

Second-graders at First Presbyterian Day School welcomed their parents to the library during Books for Breakfast week to learn about the Accelerated Reader program. Shown are (from left) Eliza and David Christopher.


Crossroads

Michele Baker, coordinator of the Crossroads Film Festival, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson about the festival, which will celebrate its 19th anniversary in April. This year’s festival will include films from across the United States and 26 countries, including 32 films from Mississippi.


Count your blessings

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

“The tables have turned in so many ways and this will be the last time I have everybody over for Thanksgiving dinner,” I had said earlier this fall to my two daughters-in-law, Gail and Binnie Jo.

“You’ve said this for as many years as I can remember,” Binnie Jo answered. “And I’ve been in this family for over 20 years.”



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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.