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Melvin Priester was recently elected as president of the Jackson City Council. Priester, who is now in his second term, is a graduate of Murrah High School, Harvard University and the Stanford Law School at Stanford University.

Sunnybrook Children’s Home not only aids abused or neglected children in Mississippi, but also provides support for the child advocates who care for them.

Longtime Ridgeland Alderman Chuck Gautier

The City of Ridgeland sees continuous growth, both commercial and residential. Much of what gets done is spurred along by those who are elected to work for the city.

Life defined by making others feel good despite battling personal demons

Ben Ingram was a class clown, who would seek out the lonely kid in the school cafeteria or befriend the new student who could barely speak English.

Foundation presents indoor car show

Jackson city officials were unsure last week if work on the North State Street Reconstruction Project would continue, with federal funding for it being temporarily cut off.








New eagle scout

James Threadgill, (center) son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Threadgill, was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor held by Boy Scout Troop 18 of Jackson. For his required Eagle project, he oversaw the building of storage shelves at Peyton’s House, an after-school program for inner-city middle and high school young men.



Crime report

Jackson Crime

The Jackson Police Department received the following reports for:

Benning Road, 700 block, auto burglary, June 26;

Benning Road, 700 block, house burglary, June 22;

Briarwood Drive, 600 block, auto burglary, June 22;

Briarwood Drive, 600 block, larceny, June 23;


Betty M. McNair

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland for Betty M. McNair of Ridgeland.

Betty McNair, 84, died July 8, after a lengthy illness.



Marie Morris Alfonso

 Services were held July 3 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Gulfport, for Marie Morris Alfonso. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery with military honors by the U.S. Army.


Arty Finkelberg

Arty Finkelberg, senior vice president - investments, of Raymond James and Associates, was recently named to the 2017 edition of Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisors. Also honored by Financial Times in 2015, he was one of only two financial advisors from Mississippi recognized this year.


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The Jackson Academy Association (JAA) will host A Blue and White Night at the Country Club of Jackson on Saturday, August 11.