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If it seems the Sanderson Farms Championship is a little earlier this year, it is.
Seeking to help others leads northside couple to marriage and starting redeemer 54.
A date has been set for an information session and public hearing on NCL Waste’s plans to construct a third landfill in Madison County.
Foundation to present Symphony at Sunset.
No raise again for beleaguered Jackson Police Department.

Indian culture

Lakshmi Kandra visited First Presbyterian Day School K3 classes to tell them about Indian culture, including food and dress. Shown are (from left) Easton Bailey, Thomas Hoeniges, Charlie Price, Kandra, Srihan Kandra, Hutson Hontzas, Quinn Norsworthy, Amos Sledge, and Lucas Truong.




WellsFest beneficiary

The Southeast Tourism Society has named WellsFest as one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for September 2018.  Now in its 35th year, WellsFest is a family friendly outdoor musical festival. This year’s WellsFest will be held Saturday, September 29, at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park at 1398 Lakeland Dr.


Little House

Jackson Academy students (from left, back) Ava Grantham, Porter Meeks, Taylor Ueltschey; (front) Caleb Ashley, Cody Simmons, and Nicholas Rula recently presented the annual Little House program. The program celebrated the anecdotal lessons in the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder.



Faculty award

The Faculty Award for service, leadership, and scholarship at Jackson Academy was granted to  upper school students (from left, back) Bryant Thaxton, Preston McWilliams, Caleb Hernandez, William Janous; (front) Janise Bennett, Camille Felder, Anna Claire Seago, and Kennedy Nations in recognition of their concern for the welfare of the students


Awards

Community Service Gold Medal Award and President’s Volunteer Service Award went to Jackson Prep seniors (from left) Jewels Tauzin, Victoria Guilbeau, Tynes Carroll, Lawson Yelverton.






Awards

At Madison Ridgeland Academy, student Meg Gordon was named the 2018 recipient of the Smith-Harris Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is given annually in memory of Periann Smith and Joellen Harris. The recipient is selected based on how they exemplify the lives of Periann and Joellen both personally and as MRA students.


Success

Madison Central High School seniors awarded most likely to succeed are (from left) John Martin Paczak and Mary Ranie Miller.


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Bragging rights for another year are on the line tomorrow night, as St. Joseph Catholic School takes on St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, in a storied matchup formerly dubbed “The Holy War.”