🌱 Missing Jackson Children Found Safe + New Tax Cut

Happy Tuesday, people of Jackson! Let’s get you all caught up to start today off on an informed note.

First, today’s weather:

Partly sunny and very warm. High: 83 Low: 67.

Here are the top three stories today in Jackson:

  1. According to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation’s Facebook page, the Endangered/Missing Child Alert for three children from the Jackson area has been canceled. Tony Parker Blount, Michael Allen Blount Jr., and Mark Chaztine Blount have all been located and are safe. The alert was issued on Sunday. (MyArklaMiss.com)
  2. Gary Road Elementary School’s assistant principal was fired after reading a children’s book to students. In early March, Toby Price was fired for “a lack of professionalism and impaired judgment” after reading the children’s book “I Need a New Butt!” to a group of second graders. Now, educators and librarians are coming to Price’s aid and speaking out against his termination. Price hopes to get his job back and teach others that funny books are needed in education. (two)
  3. Lawmakers in Jackson just passed the state’s largest-ever tax cut. The passed bill will reduce the state income tax over four years, beginning in 2023. However, the bill’s critiques ask if this action will benefit Jackson’s (and Mississippi’s) poorest, as their incomes aren’t high enough to pay a state income tax — meaning the cut wouldn’t affect what they don’t pay. (KrisTV)

Today in Jackson:

  • Teen Talk Tuesday – Quisenberry Library (4:00 PM)
  • Anime Club LIVE! for Kids – Quisenberry Library (4:00 PM)
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – New Stage Theater (7:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • According to Jackson Friends of the Animal Shelter, Blue, a neutered boy kitty, is ready to find his fur-ever home! He’s living at the Flowood PetSmart adoption center. If you have questions, please text his foster mom, Kim. (Facebook)
  • One year ago, the Mississippi Children’s Museum – Meridian opened! In its first nine months, it welcomed over 57,000 visitors from 40 states and 3 foreign countries and received the MS Tourism Association’s 2021 Travel Attraction of the YEAR! (Facebook)
  • Looking for an engaging activity? vvisit the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and explore Game Changers, an immersive exhibit showing how innovation has shaped the video game industry. (VisitJackson.com)

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kayla harrison

About me: Kayla Harrison is a Writing Arts professor, as well as a freelance writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners. In her free time, you can find her listening to podcasts, writing poetry, and visiting local coffee shops.

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