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Carwash hearing

Developers are hoping to put a carwash on Lake Harbour Drive, but the Ridgeland planning and zoning board has recommended the board of aldermen reject the proposal.

A public hearing will be held December 19 at city hall during a regular board of aldermen meeting.



Jim Wilkirson on works of JXNUNITED

Jim Wikirson is executive director of the Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) and a member of JXNUNITED, a group of neighborhood association leaders that meets regularly to discuss common concerns. He recently spoke to Sun Senior Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the group.

 

So what is JXNUNITED? How did it start?


D GROUP

Christ Methodist program offers special ministry to middle, high school students

For John Sharp Kirk, youth groups at Christ United Methodist Church weren’t just about learning the Gospel, but making friends, growing up and learning about life.




Celebration

By ANTHONY WARREN,

State marks bicentennial with museums opening, events

Thousands of people are expected to flock to downtown Jackson this weekend to celebrate the opening of the two Mississippi museums, an event which coincides with the state’s bicentennial.


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Determination

Shearer overcomes back injury to continue love of dance at Indiana University

What at one point seemed impossible for a young ballerina has now become a reality.

After suffering a back injury, Mary Kate Shearer is attending Indiana University Bloomington and is now part of the ballet program at the Jacobs School of Music.


Zoo Blues

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Location cited as factor in low attendance at Jackson Zoo

For the Jackson Zoo, it’s all about location, location, location.

The zoo has been hemorrhaging visitors for years, and local and out-of-towners alike cite the park’s surroundings as a major reason why.




golden handcuffs

Northsiders honor Det. Sharon Jordan for solving area home invasions

Det. Sharon Jordan can add a pair of golden handcuffs to her trophy case. 

The Jackson Police Department (JPD) veteran was recently honored by Northsiders for solving a string of home invasions in the Highland Circle neighborhood.




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.


2017 Debutantes

PRESENTATION BALL SCHEDULED NOVEMBER 24

This 84Th year’s formal presentation of debutantes as planned by the executive board of the Debutante Club of Mississippi, Inc. will take place Friday, November 24 in the ballroom of the Country Club of Jackson.


Joe Welch on Madison public works

Madison’s new public works director, Joe Welch, has been with the city for three months now. Welch is a native of the metro Jackson area and graduated from Forrest Hill High School in 1976. Since then, he’s worked in plumbing and construction, simultaneously running his own business and obtaining a builder’s permit.


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Celebration

By ANTHONY WARREN,

State marks bicentennial with museums opening, events

Thousands of people are expected to flock to downtown Jackson this weekend to celebrate the opening of the two Mississippi museums, an event which coincides with the state’s bicentennial.


Raider pride

Students (from left) Jack Skipper, Bryan Eubank, Seamus Priest, and Jonas May helped prepare for a new year at Jackson Academy by assembling yard signs.



Good times

Kindergarten students at First Presbyterian Day School received lions for a “roaring good time” on the first day of school. Shown are (from left) Remi Cash, Sam Bowman, Allen Arterberry, and Evelyn Grace Agostinelli.


First day

Win Pleasant (left) and Mason Taylor enjoy the first day of preschool at First Presbyterian Day School.


Dear Editor:

Recent hearings by Congress with Navy officials regarding the deaths of 17 Navy sailors in collisions of the USS McCain, the USS Fitzsgerald, the USS Lake Champlain and USS Lake Antietam cited budgetary, operational, training and operational management and leadership.


Looking for Builders

Nearly a year and a half after the project was given the go-ahead by the Jackson City Council, construction has still not gotten under way on the Colonial Highlands.

Colonial Highlands is a mixed-use development planned for the Colonial Country Club and its 153-acre golf course.



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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.


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.



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.


Watters honored for contributions

Betti Watters was the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers, Mississippi Chapter.

This award goes to Mississippi NASW members who have made significant contributions to the field of professional social work throughout their professional careers in Mississippi.


Determination

Shearer overcomes back injury to continue love of dance at Indiana University

What at one point seemed impossible for a young ballerina has now become a reality.

After suffering a back injury, Mary Kate Shearer is attending Indiana University Bloomington and is now part of the ballet program at the Jacobs School of Music.


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Obituaries

Services were held November 21 at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church for Herman L.... READ MORE


Social

The St. Joseph Catholic School girls swim team won the state championship recently at the state championship swim meet held at the Tupelo Aquatic Center. The St.