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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.
Karen Harness will serve as the next principal of Ann Smith Elementary School. Harness is a veteran educator, bringing 26 years of experience in education to the position, including 17 years with Madison County Schools.
Richard McGinnis is president of the Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music. McGinnis, who co-founded the group in 1982 with Max Garriott, is a professor of chemistry at Tougaloo College. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and his master’s in chemistry from Harvard University.
Reunion resident Whitney Gladden will compete for the title of Mrs. United States July 3-7 in Orlando. She was selected Mrs. Mississippi United States 2018 in March.
LeFleur East planning family event June 14
State officials are non-committal on plans to move the Jackson Zoo to the golf course at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park, mainly because they don’t know enough about the plans.
Meanwhile, zoo officials don’t have any concrete plans, as they’re still raising money so they can be drawn up.
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.
Hope Crenshaw was recently named executive director of Teen Health Mississippi. The Mississippi native has a bachelor’s degree in sociology/anthropology from Gustavus Adolphus College in St.
Northsider Andy Young has been recognized by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) with The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award.
Young, among other recipients, will be honored at the MIAL annual awards banquet June 2 at the Two Mississippi Museums.