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A year later, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) board is returning to several tactics to fight Giant Salvinia, which has been rediscovered in Pelahatchie Bay.
Northsider attempting to replenish disappearing trees
NCL Waste has hired an attorney and announced opposition to Ridgeland’s plans for annexation.
St. Anthony plans December 7 event
Dick Hall has served nearly 21 years as Central District Transportation Commissioner, having first been appointed to the position by the late Gov. Kirk Fordice.

Cell model

Elementary students at The Montessori Academy of Jackson made bacteria cell models using pumpkins. Shown are (from left) Oliver Jones, Kinsley Horlings, Hugh Parker Abel, and Jack Pickard-White.


MRA softball

Members of the Madison-Ridgeland Academy varsity softball team include (from left, back) Head Coach Taylor Surrento, Sara Long, Corri Kendall, Whitney Dowell, Holly Hendry, Sarah Grace Saulters, Lucy Blaylock, Jill Horner, Assistant Coach Dani Craft; (front) Lily O’Neal, Mackenzie Blue, Mary Bailey Rivers, Salem Hawkins, Claire Thompson and Hay



Court of Honor

Ian Underwood (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s October Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project built student picnic tables and re-established the garden beds across the building front for Stewpot’s After-School Program. Ian joins over 650 Eagle Scouts from Troop 8 since 1921.


Middle school council

Jackson Academy Middle School students (from left) Caroline Flechas, Gautam Ray, Ella Boykin, Lindsey Johnson, Liles Williams, Anna Margaret Hooker, Landry Lester, Major Quin, and Ellen Morgan were recently elected to serve on the Middle School Student Council.



Production staff

Members of the Germantown High School 2019-2020 yearbook production staff include (from left, back) Kayla Young, Caroline Walton, Ella Maulding, Karrington Gainwell, Millie Murphy, Tyndal Godwin, Tae Mcgehee, Darby Miles; (middle row) Ainsley Belle Burke, Perry DeLoach, Katelyn Culbertson, Eme Bryson, Evan Mabe, Hollis Hewes, Demi Damon, Keely


Newsbriefs

Banks Wins

Karl Banks will return to the Madison County board of supervisors after defeating Jim Harreld in the race for the District Four seat.

Banks came out on top with 3,524 votes to Harreld’s 3,467 in the general election last week. Harreld defeated incumbent David Bishop in the primary.








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St. Andrew’s Upper School Theatre Department’s fall play will be the mystery A Murder is Announced based on the novel by Agatha Christie and adapted by playwright Leslie Darbon.