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Recent bill could be contributing to increase in vagrancy

A bill authored by a North Mississippi lawmaker likely has increased panhandling in the capital city.

Four years after it was approved by Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission, the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project has yet to get off the drawing board.

Special Olympics hosts fundraiser

Stadium gate named in honor of longtime supporters of University of Mississippi

The Children’s Defense Fund recently released nine policy changes that could help lift 5.5 million children across the country out of poverty.

If all goes according to plan, contractors could begin repaving yet another section of North State Street by mid-August.

Narcotics

The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomes John Dowdy of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics as guest speaker for a recently meeting. The invocation was offered by Jewell Hillery, the pledge was led by Rob Salley and Rotary President Neddie Winters led the Four-Way Test. Shown are (from left) Winters, Dowdy, and Julian Watson.


praise play

The First Presbyterian Day School kindergarten presented the play “Barnyard Praise” for family and friends. Shown are (from left, back) Angie Thigpen, Jennifer Morgan;



Alive

First Presbyterian Day School preschool students performed their annual Easter program “Alive, Alive” for family and friends.


National honors

Jackson Prep 2019 National Honor Society inductees include (from left, back) Liddy Hurst, Joe Bryant, Dax Murphy, Hunter Yelverton, Hogan Privitt, Griffin Dulaney, Mason Nichols, Cass Rutledge, Joseph Watts, Selby Ireland, Preston Speed; (fourth row) Kate Kellum, Sarah Cory, Bradley Stafford, John Henry Andress, Jack Baker, Drew Laird, Myles Li



Spotlight

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s basketball teams recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing seniors on the teams and their families. Shown are (from left) Burney, Hannah Clay and Hannah King.


Night for seniors

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Andrea, Henry and Jay Sanders.



Cum Laude induction

Jackson Prep held the Cum Laude Induction 2019 recently for students (from left, back) Jay Waits, Andrew Wasson, Will Jones, Genevieve Hurst, Catherine Watson, Kennedy Marble, Hannah Arnold, Barron Liston, Eliza Burnham, Anna Katherine Cooper; (middle row) Robert Griffis, Anna Stack, Parkman Speights, Elizabeth Speed, Emma Sapen, Abigail Pittma


Senior beauties and beaus

Madison Central High School’s senior beauty and beau winners are (from left, back) Walker Ashworth, Reed Collins, Harrison Scott, Alex Walters, Noah Jolly, Jack Barr, Jacob Saxton, Russell Bishop, Zechariah Davis, Jake Stanard; (front) Cameron Rogillio, Tyler Pitts, Mallory Walker, Victoria Stevens, Vertreace Sanders, Joree Rose, Mallory Dale,



Most talented

Jackson Academy Seniors (from left) Reese Overstreet and Latham Nance were voted most talented in the school’s annual Features Pageant.



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Aaron Pelch, interim athletic director and head football coach at Millsaps College, has been formally named as athletic director. Pelch will continue to serve as head football coach.