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1,200 Reasons

By ANTHONY WARREN,

State eyes undeveloped land in attempted takeover

State officials have at least 1,200 reasons they’re trying to take over the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, namely the 1,200 acres of undeveloped land surrounding it.



Frustrated

By ANTHONY WARREN,

New administration brings hope for one-percent tax work

In January 2014, nearly 90 percent of voters in Jackson cast ballots in favor of a new tax, with the promise revenues from the assessment would be used to repave roads, fill potholes, and fix water and sewer lines.




SMITH PARK RENOVATIONS IN CLEANUP PHASE; FENCES REMAINING UP TILL FINISH

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Smith Park likely won’t be reopened for another month, but downtown officials say the wait will be well worth it once they see the improvements.

Last week, the large construction fences still blocked off the downtown Jackson destination.

However, much work had been completed to transform the park into a premier green space.




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Preferred at Ole Miss

Madison Central High School senior Lawson Stockett has accepted a position of preferred walk-on with the University of Mississippi for football in the fall. Shown are (from left, standing) Madison Central head football coach and athletic director Anthony Hart; (seated) Courtney, Lawson, Ann Cabot and Chad Stockett.


Christmas wishes

Enjoying an evening of Christmas activities at the Jackson Academy preschool open house are (from left) Carter and Anna Haralson. The night featured holiday activities including an opportunity to share a Christmas wishlist with Santa.



Park obstacles

Jackson Academy students (from left, back) Camille Towery, Presley Russell, Mary Manning Farese; (second row) Ann Cole Hammons, Anna Lauren Parker, Emma Duncan Hogue, Sophie Rhoden, Mary Peyton Barnette, Hayes Tharp, Lucy Brooks Elfert, Will Adams; (front) Samuel Long, Gray Glaze, Bennett Weir, and Tad Carpenter participated in team building ac


Varsity basketball

Jackson Prep boys varsity basketball team members include (from left, back) Bennett Johnston, Sam Buchanan, Colt Blough, Andrew Beard, Pete Zouboukos, Brooks Martin, John Ahanotu, Steven Wyatt, Thomas Thornton, Cam Carroll, Brady Polk; (front) Devin Brown, Jacob Perkins, Hayden Perkins, Reece Davis, Cooper Carroll, Morgan Williams, Russell Weat


Friendliest

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Friendliest are (from left) Jacob Beard and Jewels Tauzin.


Candy canes

First Presbyterian Day School fifth-graders enjoyed reading “The Legend of the Candy Cane” to their kindergarten buddies.  Shown are (from left, back) Charlie Norris, Patrick Plunkett, Evans Reynolds, Stader Powers, Charlie Penny, Chadwick Mask, Hayden Jones, Claiborne Perry, Casen Macke, Fran Gregory, Sophie Duong; (middle row) James Ritchie,


Celebrate 100

Covenant Presbyterian kindergarteners enjoyed celebrating the 100th day of school. Shown are (from left) James Morris, Davis Spitler, Ric Rutledge, Lois Harbarger, Antonina Karam, Miriam Cole, Hayes Lagrone, Lucy Cole, Tyler Young, and Caleb Herrin.


Showtime

Performing with Jackson Academy’s 2017-2018 middle school show choir ‘Showtime’ are (from left, back) Annalee LeDuff, Eliza Perkins, Sarah Beth Usey, Anna Lauren Parker, Priya Ray, Lucy Elfert, Anne York, Hayden Parr, Josh Watson, Clayton Mahaffey, Gracie Coe, Madeleine Pettus, Kendall Ross, Sophie Rhoden, Amelia Dare Bowman, Caroline Bennet, E



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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.






City meet

The River Hills parent relay team (from left) Ben Kerr, Will McCraney, Tal Hendrix, and Parker Ellison swam to a first place finish during this year’s event at the Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.


Court denies R’land request

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco Wholesale scored a minor victory recently in their efforts to keep the wholesaler from locating on Highland Colony Parkway.

Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the city of Ridgeland’s request to expedite the appeal of the city’s 2015 vote to amend the zoning ordinance.



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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.






City meet

The River Hills parent relay team (from left) Ben Kerr, Will McCraney, Tal Hendrix, and Parker Ellison swam to a first place finish during this year’s event at the Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.


Court denies R’land request

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco Wholesale scored a minor victory recently in their efforts to keep the wholesaler from locating on Highland Colony Parkway.

Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the city of Ridgeland’s request to expedite the appeal of the city’s 2015 vote to amend the zoning ordinance.



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Social

First Presbyterian Day School fifth-graders celebrated National Kite Flying Day by constructing kites out of household materials.