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Northsiders might want to take a break from dyeing eggs, buying candy and making baskets to take in the Township Jazz Festival.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation is cautioning residents about road work this weekend in Madison County. Here is the press release:

More than $26 million earmarked to rehab North State Street

Should Mississippi allow qualified patients with debilitating medical conditions as certified by Mississippi licensed physicians to use medical marijuana?

Prep plans fundraising weekend

UMMC librarian returns artifacts found during lunchtime rambles


Speedy hearings

New rules for handling criminal cases will hopefully end the too-common practice in Mississippi of holding accused offenders indefinitely behind bars with no court action.




Crusaders

First Presbyterian Day School’s Crusader Club parent organization is made up of multiple committees of parent volunteers.



State strength

Ellen Bourdeaux, a project manager with the Mississippi Development Authority’s Asset Development Division, spoke recently to the Metro Jackson Lions Club Bourdeaux and discussed Mississippi’s strengths as a state, as well as its efforts to bring in new industry. Shown are (from left) Bourdeaux and Lion George Porter.

 


Slow boat to china

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

“It’s been a long day, but we covered what we wanted to see in Taipei, Taiwan,” said Edrie Royals, my roommate for the cruise as she and I climbed aboard Tour Bus 23. I sat back and buckled my seat belt as the bus growled, shifted gears, and pulled out into traffic.

It had been a good day.



State economics

Scott Waller, CEO, Mississippi Economic Council, was a recent guest speaker of the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) President Brooks Buchanan, Waller, and Carol Hardwick, club executive director.


Council leaders

Jackson Academy’s middle school student council for 2017-2018 is led by (from left, back) Adams Kennedy, Elizabeth Copeland, Fran Wilkirson, Mary Manning Farese, Caroline Crisler, Ava Ladner; (middle row) Coleman Chustz, Anna Carlisle Nichols, Regan Felder, Amelia Dare Bowman, Canon Bosarge; (front) Olivia Quin, Lilly Gebhart, Annalee Willson,



Volleyball senior

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s varsity volleyball team recently held Senior Night, recognizing the seniors on the team and their parents. Shown are (from left) George and Destini Jimerson.

 


Golf champs

Reunion Golf and Country Club junior golfers Lucy Cook and Wright Taylor continued their winning streaks at the US Kids Tournament held recently at Castlewoods. Cook did not begin her golf pursuits until July 2017 and has won a total of four US Kids tournaments in the 8-9-year-old age group.


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The University of Mississippi recently released the Fall 2018 Dean’s List. Students must earn a semester GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 to be listed on the Dean’s List.