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City to set vote for Fondren Business Improvement District

With Hurricane Gordon barreling down on the Mississippi Gulf Coast last week, Entergy officials were ready, weeks after the opening of a new $20 million distribution operations center (DOC).

Hall Carter was recently named the new executive director of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation. The Memphis native has worked for several U.S. senators, most recently serving as Sen. Roger Wicker’s executive assistant and scheduler.

Jackson city officials aren’t sure when they’ll be able to repair two recent sewer main breaks on the Northside but hope to make the repairs as soon as possible.

When Ridgeland Alderman Wes Hamlin was in college and imagined what his future might be like, he saw himself in the pulpit, not in politics.

Craft Center to be renamed in honor of the late Gov. Bill Waller; dedication slated September 23

The Mississippi Craft Center has been renamed the William Lowe “Bill” Waller Sr. Craft Center.

Varsity softball

Jackson Prep 2018 varsity softball team include (from left, back) Head Coach Cory Caton; Drea Morgan, McKinley Weeks, Maddie Newman, Colby Ray, Raylei McKinney, Sydney Ray, Assistant Coach Shane Bennett; (front) Emma Stensaas, Olivia Clapp, Carly Lewis, Rebekah Weaver, Breley Boykin, Olivia Powe, Shekinah Lumpkin.


Finding their way

St. Richard Catholic School began its  school year with the annual “Back to School” night where students are able to meet their teacher, get a preview of their classroom, and learn what after school activities will be available in StR’s “CASA” enrichment program. Shown are Sarah and Liam Smith on their way to preview the Pre-K3 classroom.



Welcome

New faculty at First Presbyterian Day School include (from left, back) Ceci Rutledge, Abby Heavener, Barbara Porter, Kendal Waters; (front) Tara McDaniel, Sarah Brantley, Katherine Rash, Hilary Vosen, and Jana Heimer.


Welcome back

Middle school students at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School enjoying the first day of the 2018-19 school year are (from left) Hannah Moore, Madison Cox, and faculty member Ruthie Taylor.




Class officers

Jackson Academy’s 2018-2019 senior class officers and representatives are (from left, back) Matthew Brown, Tanner Robertson, Leah Richardson, Charlotte Palmer, Mary Lindley Tharp, Tafarri Pleas, Jarvon Gaines; (front) Kate McDowell, Mary Parker Williams, Anne Marie Lundy and Erin Hederman. Not pictured: Pier Thompson.



Junior varsity cheer

Cheering for the Jackson Academy Raiders 2018-2019 season are junior varsity cheerleaders (from left, back) Mollie Ann Robertson, Kennedy McKee, Ellis Tharp, Mary Manning Farese, Kendall Ross, Crisler Johnson; (second row) Annalee Willson, Olivia Quin, Molly McClure, Mary Elise Lowe, Lilly Gebhart; (front) Emma Duncan Hogue, Mary Elizabeth Sewa


Walk tradition

Madison Ridgeland Academy elementary begins every year with a prayer walk. Parents, faculty/staff and students all take part in this special time each year. Shown are (from left) James Dykes, Aleks Georgiev, Lucas Poole, Parker McNeese, Tate Regan.



All together

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Early Childhood Center students enjoyed the first day of school and meeting Head of School Tom Sheppard. Shown are (from left) Sheppard, Zuri Abston, Cenae Rogers, and Carrington King.


Getting started

First Presbyterian Day School students and teachers returned to school excited to start a new year. Shown are (from left, back) Tori Williams, Mathes Tompkins, Charlie Beard; (front) Victoria Morgan, Leigh Hand, Ables Hurley, Olivia Collins, Frances Hollingsworth, and John Morgan Secrest.


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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seniors on the 2018-19 boys cross country team are (from left) Bain McHale, Clay Morris, Luis Flores, Tucker Shelson, James Xu, and Grant Morgan.