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Manpower and money hurting city’s efforts to repair streets

An average of 20 people experience physical violence from an intimate partner every minute in the United States.

JA Booster Club hosts event April 9

Margo Coleman uses golf to help teach young people skills for a successful life

A federal appeals court has given state lawmakers four weeks to redraw a state Senate district after a lower court determined the district violates the federal Voting Rights Act.

He has been a part of the Batte business even washing windows as a child. If he isn’t working, he would prefer to be playing golf. He is a beach bum.





Book group

Several members of the Jane Austen Society of North America - Mississippi Chapter, met recently for a book group discussion of Austen’s “Northanger Abbey.” Shown are (from left) Carla Wall, Carolyn Brown, Lori Toyota, Susan Haller, and Linda Thompson. Incoming Regional Coordinator for JASNA-MS is Brenda Ware Jones.

 

 



Canopy receives donation

Tice White, Walmart Corporation’s senior director of public affairs, and affiliate Serena Clark presented a $2,500 check to Canopy Children’s Solutions in support of Canopy Autism Solutions, which offers an array of innovative solutions for children on the autism spectrum.


Doctor of the day

Dr. Jessica Gordon (center), a child and adolescent psychiatrist from Ridgeland, served as Legislative Doctor of the Day at the Capitol recently. In that capacity, Dr. Gordon was available to provide emergency medical treatment to lawmakers and critical staff. Her father,  Dr.




Look what we got

St. Richard Catholic School kindergarten students along with the PreK-3 and PreK-4 classes threw beads to the other St. Richard students, teachers and parents at their Mardi Gras Parade.



The elderly

First-graders at First Presbyterian Day School dressed as “old people” for their 100th day of school celebration and enjoyed a parade around the school.


Book sorters

Jackson Academy students (from left) Caroline Graven, Ally Sessums, Mary Grace Downs, Mackenzie Coburn, Alice Williams, Priya Ray, and Delaney Williams helped sort books donated during the school’s recent 60th anniversary book drive.

 


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Two area high schools have started what will be an annual competition to raise money for waterfowl conservation.