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Location cited as factor in low attendance at Jackson Zoo

For the Jackson Zoo, it’s all about location, location, location.

Shearer overcomes back injury to continue love of dance at Indiana University

What at one point seemed impossible for a young ballerina has now become a reality.

Robert Miller was recently named public works director for the city of Jackson. Miller has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Louisville and a master’s in business administration from Indiana University.

Another new project officially began recently as ground was broken for the Windgate Visual Arts Center on the west side of the Millsaps College campus. Dr. Robert W.

Hundreds of new jobs are coming to downtown Jackson, as are new hotel rooms and new developments.

Recently, a ribbon cutting was held to mark the opening of the downtown regional business office of Baptist Memorial Health Care.

Ballet Mississippi presents holiday classic

Celebrate Mississippi

Jackson Academy students (from left) Mya Coins, Alex Guild, Abby Fielder, and Lucy Allen have been recognized in the Mississippi Children’s Museum’s ‘Celebrate Mississippi’ art competition.


Rock slinger

The fourth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School presented the play “The Rock-Slinger and His Greatest Hit,” based on the story of David and Goliath. Shown are (back) Elliot Dawson; (front, from left) Christy Rutledge, Mac Anderson, Crew Hassell, Worth McGehee.


Bankers build

Nine banking institutions are partnering for a third year in a row with Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area to sponsor and build a home for a family in need of a decent, affordable place to live. Employees from the banks are working together to construct a Habitat house on Greenview Drive.



Sculpture dedicated

A life-size sculpture of writer Eudora Welty, commissioned by two Millsaps College alumni and created by an alumnus, was unveiled and dedicated recently at the college. Given in honor of Dr.


Senior company

Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet’s Senior Company for the 2017-18 season includes dancers (from left, back)  Taylor Binkley, Emily Dew, Mae Correro, Victoria Jackson, Mattie Grace Morris, Thalia Graves, Anna Claire Nelson; (third row) Sydney Sanders, Erin Lochmann, Parris Flakes, Hannah Jane LeDuff, Anna Cate Patterson, Rhaly Milling; (second ro



Trick or treat

The Families First Resource Center in Jackson was recently transformed into a spooky, kid-friendly environment for trick-or-treating. Families from around the metro-Jackson area stopped by for candy and games.


Volunteers

First Presbyterian Day School’s Crusader Club parent organization is made up of multiple committees of parent volunteers. Shown are Uniform Swap Shop committee chairs (from left) Latricia McCoy and Shelley Sheppard.

 


Zoo Blues

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Attendance, money woes plague future of Jackson Zoo

Recently, the Jackson Zoological Park announced the unexpected death of Casper the giraffe.

Prior to the death, zoo keepers reported that the 14-year-old reticulated giraffe was not feeling well.


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Location cited as factor in low attendance at Jackson Zoo

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First Presbyterian Day School’s Crusader Club parent organization is made up of multiple committees of parent volunteers.