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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.



$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.


Science award

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




Youth Leadership

The Madison County Business League and Foundation and the Madison County Economic Development Authority sponsored the Madison County Youth Leadership program.


$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.



Writing my first novel

By PETER GILDERSON,

How did it all get started? This is a question I often hear when telling others I have written my first novel. Well, it blossomed out of my research into my family’s ancestry. The earliest ancestor of which I am certain was born in the late 1700s in a small village about 15 miles north of London, England.


Tip of a mudberg

By KELLEY WILLIAMS,

The Titanic ran into an iceberg, and sank. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has run into a “Mudberg,” and its reputation is sinking. Mudberg is a 30-foot-high mound of sediments in the Mississippi River above Baton Rouge that restricts its flow.


N’sider spends spare time cleaning Pearl River

By ANTHONY WARREN,

When he’s not working, John Breland can be found traversing the Pearl River, picking up other people’s trash.

The professional cabinet maker goes out on the river about twice a week to collect garbage.

For Breland, cleaning up the Pearl has become a passion, and something that many people say has made the river a better place.


Book characters

Students (from left) Elizabeth Peters, Stone Skipper, Taylor James, Taylor Brown, Katherine Fowler, and MJ Funchess dressed up as their favorite characters from the Superkids reading program used in Jackson Academy’s Preschool.


One hundred days

First-graders at First Presbyterian Day School celebrated the 100th Day of School.  Shown are (from left) Coleman Wallace, Avery Warf, Laurel Rae Myrick and Jackson Page.


NJHS officers

Jackson Prep’s National Junior Honors Society 2018 officers are (from left) John Henry Andress – president; Mason Nichols – chaplain; Mills Murphy – secretary; Hawthorne Cleveland – vice president.


Gardening Glimpses

By MRS. HERMAN MCKENZIE,

In our ADS convention diary, Saturday was an even busier day than Friday. It began promptly at 9 a.m. with a discussion with pictures by Frank Veul from the Netherlands. Frank is a special friend from the New Zealand trip, and we’ve connected at every convention.



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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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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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St. Joseph Catholic School student body officers are (from left) Jayla Davis, left, treasurer; Blaine Turner, president; Rodney Self, vice president; Leah Blevins, secretary.