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Summer Fun

By NIKKI,

Police department working to keep Barnett Reservoir safe for all users

The Ross Barnett Reservoir offers a lot of options for summer fun. However, many don’t notice the people behind the scenes who make these activities safe for all visitors to each of the 48 recreational facilities.




Resolution

By ANTHONY WARREN,

City officials support issuing bonds for infrastructure needs

The mayor and Jackson City Council appear to be on the same page when it comes to leveraging one-percent dollars for infrastructure improvements.



Club Mississippi

By WYATT EMMERICH,

Mississippi is the fourth most rural state in America. Only Maine, West Virginia and Vermont are more so.

In addition, Mississippi ranks fifth in the nation in terms of homegrown population with 72 percent of its population having been born in Mississippi. Only Louisiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have more natives.



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Resolution

By ANTHONY WARREN,

City officials support issuing bonds for infrastructure needs

The mayor and Jackson City Council appear to be on the same page when it comes to leveraging one-percent dollars for infrastructure improvements.


TECHNOLOGY TAKEOVER

E-books to Chromebooks: Tech is key in Madison County schools’ classrooms

Madison County Schools are rising to the challenge of teaching in a technology-driven society by aiming to produce digitally-proficient and well-rounded students.


Science award

Subject Area Award – Science went to Jackson Prep students (from left) Ainsley O’Quinn, McKenzie Nichols, Charlie Ott, Catherine Watson, Neha Adari.



$547,000 and Counting

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Less than two months into the project, Siemens has corrected some 5,400 water bills and $547,000 in back usage fees, according to Public Works Director Bob Miller.

Siemens was brought back on in late April to help the city resolve lingering problems with the city’s water/sewer billing system.



Fred Kornet Jr.

Lt. Gen. (Ret) Fred Kornet Jr. passed away June 22 at St. Catherine's Village. He was born in Wortendyke, N.J., October 2, 1919, to Frederick Kornet and Adrienne Roteman.


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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.






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.


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.


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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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.


Zoo Blues

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.

The memo, which was sent to city officials in June, states that the zoo’s location is a major deterrent to visitors, and moving may be necessary to save it.


Back to school

Students and administrators preparing for new year

School is about to begin for another year, and administrators, teachers and students are gearing up for what the 2017-2018 academic year has to offer.


Coming Soon

By ANTHONY WARREN,

New Costco construction scheduled to start in spring

Construction on the Ridgeland Costco could get under way in the spring, according to Ridgeland city officials.

“The developer plans to begin construction … in March and expects that Costco will be open before Christmas,” said Mayor Gene McGee.





Waiting

Work on Briarwood and Ridgewood remains unfinished

Contractors and the city of Jackson appear to be at fault for delays on a $4.7 million street resurfacing project.



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Social

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the lower school’s closing chapel, during which rising fifth-graders received certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth grade.