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Nature's poisons

By BILL MCKELL,

It's not difficult to understand Mother Nature's giggles at our dismay when we are confronted with nature’s poisons, not to mention her mosquitoes, when we see what we've done to trash our roadsides, streams, and oceans.


Apex

Jackson Academy students (from left) James McLemore, Emma Lucas, Blaine Bowman, and Blake Mills were nominated to attend the ninth annual Apex Leadership Summit at the University of Mississippi. The students participated in team-building activities and attended sessions covering ethics, problem-solving, and leadership.



Christmas child

Sixth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School packed boxes together for Operation Christmas Child - Samaritan’s Purse. Shown are (from left) Katherine Speed and Katie Poole.


Crime Report

Jackson Crime
The Jackson Police Department received the following reports for:
Adkins Boulevard, 700 block, December 15;
Barnes Street, 300 block, stolen license plate, January 8;
Brecon Drive, 1700 block, auto burglary, January 4;
Briarwood Drive, 600 block, auto burglary, December 26;


Gardening Glimpses

By MRS. HERMAN MCKENZIE,

Anyone who reads this column with any sort of regularity knows of my devotion to the Weather Channel, which I refer to as my “Home Channel,” and my other realization that the Weather Channel really comes alive for you, once you know people from other states, other parts of this country, and other countries of the world.


College tour

Students (from left) Garrett Clarke, Jarvon Gaines, Kelsey Ford, Max Rogers, and Elliott Butler toured several Texas universities together with Jackson Academy Counseling Department staff members.


Basketball with Hinds

Madison Central High School senior Michael Hammond signed to play basketball at Hinds Community College. Shown are (from left, standing) Madison Central assistant basketball coach Ben Gardner, Michael Hammond Sr.; Madison Central head basketball coach Timothy Speech; (seated) Elaine and Michael Hammond and Mary Jane Palmer.


Sharing the use tax

It will take a while to get a good feel for how much Mississippi can expect to collect a year in sales taxes on online purchases. The behemoth of the online business, Amazon.com, started about a year ago kicking over the money, and some others have done so voluntarily.


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Dear Editor:

I am writing in response to an opinion piece written by Keith Dunn in the December 21 issue of the Northside Sun entitled “Separate but not equal still exists.” In the article, he compares education and facilities at Madison County Public Schools with those at Jackson Public Schools.


Fondren Streetscape Project under way; sidewalks, signs, landscape, parking included

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Work is under way on the Fondren Streetscape Project, months after the city of Jackson brought on a contractor.

Crews descended on the Fondren Business District in December to begin the first leg of the project, which includes widening the sidewalk and adding parallel parking in front of Fondren Corner.


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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.



Dealership requests to be left out of Gluckstadt and Canton annexation issue

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

The Gluckstadt incorporation is making slow and steady progress, but there is one commercial entity that wants to stay out of the issue.

The Mak Haik car dealership, located north of Glucksadt Road and west of I-55, does not want to be part of the incorporation. The car dealer does not want to be part of Canton’s annexation either.


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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.



Dealership requests to be left out of Gluckstadt and Canton annexation issue

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

The Gluckstadt incorporation is making slow and steady progress, but there is one commercial entity that wants to stay out of the issue.

The Mak Haik car dealership, located north of Glucksadt Road and west of I-55, does not want to be part of the incorporation. The car dealer does not want to be part of Canton’s annexation either.


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