Jackson resident lands internship at ALSAC

After years of starring in theater productions like “Rent” and “Romeo and Juliet,” Jackson native Julian Mitchell is stepping into a different spotlight as a summer intern for the Investments team at ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Murrah High School graduate explained his fascination with finance traces back to his childhood which grew into a passion for pursuing a career that helps marginalized American families build generational wealth. “When I was six, I opened a savings account,” he laughed. “I was pretty ahead of the curve. Every penny from birthdays and Christmases went toward my savings. My hunger for knowledge grew from there.” The 20-year-old credits his family for bringing the internship to his attention. His mom, Monica Mitchell, encouraged him to apply through LinkedIn. His grandmother, Eleanor Mitchell, is a longtime St. Jude supporter who jested, “If you don’t get this

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Jackson clean water flow not affected by brief chemical leak

The Unified Command responsible for restoring Jackson’s water system to normal on September 15 was spurred into action Monday morning (Sept. 19) when a chlorine leak was detected in the chemical building at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant, Jackson’s problematic main supply system.  On-site safety personnel were notified of an alarm at 9:04 a.m. at the O.B. Curtis site and they identified a chlorine leak in the plant’s chemical building, Malary White, Chief Communications Officer of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA),  announced Monday. The leak came from three valves that were immediately secured after everyone working in the building was assured of safety, the MEMA spokesperson said. “All personnel were evacuated immediately from the chemical building. That building is designed to have air scrubbers to keep chlorine from leaving the structure and reportedly worked as designed,” MEMA announced. “No other evacuations of surrounding areas were necessary.” Ridgeland Fire

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A Salute to Dr. Ivory Phillips!

Dr. Ivory Phillips has been a contributing writer to the Jackson Advocate for 42 years. He has been instrumental in highlighting issues in the Jackson community that deal with education and politics.

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