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Randy Watkins’ love of golf takes him to the U.S. Open and mentoring young players on the sport.
Car show to benefit diabetes foundation.
City plans changes to mass transit system; hiring consultant.
Olivia moore gives back to community through establishing city tennis camp. When athletes make something look easy, they’re said to be “putting on a clinic.”
A new campaign was recently launched to bring roads and bridges to the forefront of this year’s statewide elections.

Carter Wachtel

Carter Wachtel, Madison Ridgeland Academy sophomore, was among those who placed first in the Congressional App Challenge, a competition aimed at encouraging students across the United States to learn how to code by creating their own applications.




Dancers

Madison Ridgeland Academy varsity dance team includes members (from left, back) Laura Lee Boyles, Jacqueline Ingram, Mae Correro, Leigh Tucker, Ellie Blewett, Lauren Head, Reece Ducrest, Emory Ware; (front) Haleigh Hall, Julienne Pilcher, Addie Blurton, Lanie Force, Avery Adams, Ally MacPherson, Riley Cozart.


Celebrate 100

Covenant Presbyterian kindergarteners enjoyed celebrating the 100th day of school. Shown are (from left) James Morris, Davis Spitler, Ric Rutledge, Lois Harbarger, Antonina Karam, Miriam Cole, Hayes Lagrone, Lucy Cole, Tyler Young, and Caleb Herrin.



Friendliest

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Friendliest are (from left) Jacob Beard and Jewels Tauzin.




Christmas wishes

Enjoying an evening of Christmas activities at the Jackson Academy preschool open house are (from left) Carter and Anna Haralson. The night featured holiday activities including an opportunity to share a Christmas wishlist with Santa.


Worth the trip

First Presbyterian Day School recognized the grandparents that traveled the farthest to attend the fourth and fifth-grade Grandparents’ Day Program.  Shown are Joyce and Robert Hobbie from Fairfield, Conn., with their grandson Nick Kogon.



Showtime

Performing with Jackson Academy’s 2017-2018 middle school show choir ‘Showtime’ are (from left, back) Annalee LeDuff, Eliza Perkins, Sarah Beth Usey, Anna Lauren Parker, Priya Ray, Lucy Elfert, Anne York, Hayden Parr, Josh Watson, Clayton Mahaffey, Gracie Coe, Madeleine Pettus, Kendall Ross, Sophie Rhoden, Amelia Dare Bowman, Caroline Bennet, E



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Andy Brown (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson.