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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


St. Andrew’s Episcopal School again has the highest percentage of National Merit Semifinalists of any school in Mississippi, and has tied for the largest number of semifinalists with a school that has more than four times as many seniors. Thirteen seniors, representing 14 percent of their class, have been recognized.


Madison Central High School 2017-2018 Pawprint yearbook production staff members are (from left, back) Mary Grace Nelson, Jordan Williams; (third row) Sara Cavicchi, Ally Henson, Anna Warden, Bonnie Hill, Emma Barham, Cameron Rogillio; (second row) Austin Wilkins, Alex Ricketts, Reagan Leeper; (front) Emily Harms and Kaylee Ricchetti.

Band seniors

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seniors in the 2017-18 upper school band are (from left, back) Trey Gray, Satwik Pani, Lauren Watson, Gena Rose Wiley, Anna Cranford; (front) Jack Smithson, Julia Jia, Zach Bobbitt, and Joe Han.

Cheer camp

Rosa Scott Cheerleaders attended UCA camp this summer in Fort Morgan, Ala., where they won overall in Game Day, second in game day cheer, third in extreme routine, as well as spirit stick and seven girls chosen for the All-American award.  Shown are (from left, back) Mary Addison Neelly, Alexis Derry, Bella Rogers, Mary Addison Gregory, Avery M

Junior maids

Madison Ridgeland Academy 2017 homecoming junior maids are (from left) Shelby McCraw, Libby Thomas, Claire Finch, Katie Morris, Alexandra Cullom.

Senior maids

Madison Ridgeland Academy 2017 homecoming senior maids are (from left) Anna-Claire Campbell, Hastain Biggs, Olivia Rives, Mary Seitz Young, Aubree Dillon, Avery Harrell.

Math league

Jackson Academy sixth-graders compete in a math league with students from 31 schools across Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. JA’s team consisted of students with the top scores at the school on the qualifying exam and included (from left) Thomas Antici, Dane Stevens, Owen Ishee, Elizabeth Copeland, and Lucy Elfert.


Jackson Academy students (from left) Kynlee Shorter, Stella Sims, Charlotte Upchurch, and Alivia Joiner strapped on glasses before having their picture made to celebrate the solar eclipse.

Chapel speaker

Billy Dempsey, minister of congregational care at First Presbyterian Church Jackson, recently spoke to First Presbyterian Day School students during chapel services.


St. Andrew’s Episcopal School fourth-graders serve as acolytes in the school’s chapel service each Friday. Shown are (from left) Anna Robertson, Lydia Foster, Elizabeth Whittington, John William Walker, Emily Alexander, William Wright, and Marco Leflore.


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