Herbert Neil D’Anjou dedicated life to family, community improvement

JANS – Herbert Neil D’Anjou, affectionately known as “Herb,” passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on July 8, 2024, in Jackson, Mississippi. Born on May 1, 1931, in Georgetown, Guyana, Herb was the beloved son of Alfred and Ruth D’Anjou and the younger brother of George D’Anjou.  As a child, Herb enjoyed playing soccer, croquet, and participating in church activities with his father, a preacher. By the age of 14, Herb had already become an electrician. In his 20s, he relocated to the United States, staying with his beloved “Cousin Dolly” D’Anjou. Herb pursued higher education with determination, earning a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kentucky State University and a master’s degree in Education from Wayne State University.  In the late 1970s, Herb significantly impacted the Alcorn community, working as an instructor and head of buildings and grounds at Alcorn State University. He also managed the family business,

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JXN Water adamant in decision to cut off service to complexes that refuse to pay bills

The announcement two weeks ago that JXN Water was already poised to sever the water lines to five of the capital city’s largest apartment complexes for their massive unpaid accounts got the attention of landlords and tenants alike. JXN Water spokeswoman Aisha Carson said Monday that the water was restored to some of the complexes that had been cut off temporarily in order to avoid punishing the innocent tenants who regularly pay housing management their rent bill, which includes the fees for water. The owners and tenants of Blossom Apartments on South Woodbine Road and Gardenside Apartments on Northside Drive suffered through temporary cutoffs on April 9. More recently, JXN Water posted new notices of permanent cutoffs until the massive bills are paid.  Gardenside management was $140,000 in arrears and no contact had been made with owners who lived out of town, JXN Water initially announced. The first notice was

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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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