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The new improved 529 plan

By JOSH NORRIS,

529 plans are no longer just for college. The recently passed “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” added a provision that expands eligible education expenses to include $10,000 per child for elementary and secondary tuition. So parents who plan on sending their children to one of Jackson’s many private schools should take advantage.

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.

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.

I wonder as I wander

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

‘Twas the week before Christmas and I went to my church,

But I felt lonely, so turned away with a lurch.

And that’s when I felt a soft tug on my sleeve.

You’ll miss next Sunday, and that’ll be Christmas Eve.

A Christmas service, I didn’t think I could face;

Too soon I’d drive alone on up the Natchez Trace.

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