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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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Man of Faith

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

Reverend Stockett foregoes agriculture to become Methodist minister

The REVEREND Cary Stockett, the new senior minister for Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church, is a humble minister from humble beginnings. He found his way to the pulpit after struggling with his vocation. 


LeAnne Brewer named new executive education director at Millsaps College

Northsider LeAnne Brewer is the director of executive education at Millsaps College, a newly created role in which she works with the Mississippi business community to develop professional education and training programs that use the expertise of professors in the Else School of Management at Millsaps.





Kills Bill

By ANTHONY WARREN,

N’siders say Tate Reeves blocks bill for political reasons

Northsiders are angry Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has again killed a measure that would give neighborhoods another tool to protect their property values and improve their quality of life.

Last week, SB 3045 died after failing to make it out of the Senate Finance Committee.





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