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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.

Higher education

Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr. was a recent speaker at the Rotary Club of Jackson. Dr. Rankins was appointed to serve as Commissioner of Higher Education by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.




Baseball signing

Jackson Academy John Thomas “JT” Carney his intent to play baseball at East Central Community College at a signing ceremony at the end of the 2017-1018 school year. Shown are other members of the team with him at the signing (from left) Noah Thigpen, Edwin Smith III, JT Carney, Sam Ciaccio, and Garrett Clarke.


Citizenship award

Jackson Academy students (from left, back) Houston Hearn, Anne Barrett Roberson, Daniel Martin, Eliza Perkins, Red Deaton; (front) Gabby Denson, Caroline Flechas, and Ian Hosch received the Citizenship Award in recognition of the respect, responsibility, and compassionate concern for others that they demonstrated throughout the 2017-2018 school




English award

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year.




Varsity tennis

Jackson Prep’s varsity team awards went to (from left) Hannah-Grace Berch, Patriot Award; Graham Roberson, Coaches Award; Neely Wood, Coaches Award; Neil Marchetti, Patriot Award; Madeline Claire Hughes, Impact Player; Russell Roberts, Most Valuable Player; Mackenzie Nichols, Most Valuable Player; Jack Turnage, Outstanding Manager; Olivia Moore





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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.