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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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One Lake

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Long-awaited studies on project to be revealed in June

 

 

Northsiders will likely be able to sound off on the One Lake Project next month.

The long-awaited feasibility study and environmental impact study on the project is slated to be released by mid-June.





Additional police officers patrolling R’land trails; woman attacked recently

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Ridgeland police are beefing up security along the city’s trail system, but the increased presence is not a result of the recent groping incident that occurred there.

On May 26, a woman was running on the trail near the Natchez Trace Parkway when she was approached from behind and groped on the rear end.


LeFleur East

Successful results for Efforts to create ‘super neighborhood association;’ work continues.

It was nearly nine years ago when Northsider Leland Speed envisioned creating a “super neighborhood association” to curb blight, fight crime and increase property values in Northeast Jackson.


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.


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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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Volleyball team

Madison Ridgeland Academy volleyball team includes members (from left, back) Megan Braman, Samantha Russell, Asjah Pippin, Georgia Galatas, Anna Cate Barlow, Caroline Loeb, Remy Jones; (front) Keely McInvale, Alexandra Cullom, Gracie Potts, Nadya Johnson, London Breedlove, Madison Litwin, Caroline Loeb.


Boys blue

Jackson Prep 2017-18 seventh-grade boys basketball blue team includes members (from left, back) Ryan Fisackerly, Maddox Noe, Andrew Puckett; (front) Max Van Pelt, Duncan Matthews, Cage Puckett, William Walker. Not pictured: Ford McDaniel.

 



TV day

Jackson Academy students (from left) Avery Hendrick, Samia Wilson, and Ashton Berry dressed as characters from their favorite television shows for homecoming week festivities.




Art Awards

Jackson Academy students (from left, back) Ashlyn Adair, Katherine Hudson, Kellan Clower, Mary Lindley Tharp; (front) Gabi Jones, and Frances Anne Fortner earned recognition in the Scholastic Art awards for superior talent and achievement in artistic expression.



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Social

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