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CID Legislation Dead


Despite support from neighborhood leaders across Jackson, Lt. Gov. Reeves has again killed CID legislation.

Here is the text of a letter from District 25 Sen. Walter Michel discussing the bill’s outcome:

Thank you and all of the neighborhood associations for your work with this legislation.

Hinds County looking for new location for operations center; problems with current home


After more than three decades at the Eudora Welty Library, Hinds County officials are looking to relocate the emergency operations center.

“Just about every day we’re looking for a new building. It’s an ongoing project,” said Emergency Management Director Ricky Moore.



Northsiders urge Tate Reeves to pass CID legislation

Northside leaders are again hoping Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves doesn’t block the passage of a bill that will give neighborhoods another tool to preserve property values and improve quality of life.


One Lake


Attorney threatens legal action over group’s claims

A legal battle could be brewing over the One Lake Project, and whether an environmental advocacy group is spreading false information about the project.

News Briefs

Prep Land Donation

Officials at Jackson Preparatory School have several ideas on how to use a recent donation of 10 acres of land.

Late last year, the school announced a group of donors had donated a 10-acres swath of wooded land to the school.

Family tradition


Three generations of Northsiders follow their passion for history at Millsaps

 Many people in the same family often work in the same professional field or have similar interests. For Bill Crim, his son-in-law Silas McCharen, and his granddaughter Sarah Lloyd Stevenson, that is definitely the case.


Council leaders

Jackson Academy’s middle school student council for 2017-2018 is led by (from left, back) Adams Kennedy, Elizabeth Copeland, Fran Wilkirson, Mary Manning Farese, Caroline Crisler, Ava Ladner; (middle row) Coleman Chustz, Anna Carlisle Nichols, Regan Felder, Amelia Dare Bowman, Canon Bosarge; (front) Olivia Quin, Lilly Gebhart, Annalee Willson,

Slow boat to china


“It’s been a long day, but we covered what we wanted to see in Taipei, Taiwan,” said Edrie Royals, my roommate for the cruise as she and I climbed aboard Tour Bus 23. I sat back and buckled my seat belt as the bus growled, shifted gears, and pulled out into traffic.

It had been a good day.

William Jeanes

William Jeanes, Northside Sun columnist, received a Gold Medal in the Magazine Writing category at the 26th International Automotive Media Competition awards ceremonies in Plymouth, Michigan. The award was for a personality profile of the late Brock Yates that appeared in Autoweek magazine.

Stingrays place

The River Hills Stingrays placed third overall in the 2017 Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.  Shown are Stingrays coaches and swimmers (from left, back) Coach Ben Burnett, Coach Ashton William Heath, Coach Jack Smithson, Coach Abigail Barton, Co-head Coach Sumner Thomas, Co-head Coach Emily Watson, Poppy Kerr, Coach Trey McMullan; (middle r

Camille Towery

Camille Towery is the 2017 recipient of the Mary Sprayberry Art Award, which is given to  a Jackson Academy student who demonstrates loyalty to the school, artistic talent, and a Christian spirit of encouragement and kindness as exemplified by former art teacher Mary Sprayberry.

Bankers build

Nine banking institutions are partnering for a third year in a row with Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area to sponsor and build a home for a family in need of a decent, affordable place to live. Employees from the banks are working together to construct a Habitat house on Greenview Drive.



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


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


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.


Breaking News

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Glenn Joseph Beadle, 89, of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, passed away peacefully February 27.


A retired elementary and middle school administrator, Candy Spurzem brings years of experience in organizing to her USA IBC role.