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The Walter Scott Coffee Club is still going strong. The name is to honor the former mayor of Jackson, who served during the 1930s. The club began in 1934. Since there was a serious lack of communication during the Depression, there were very few telephones and only a few radios throughout the city.
On the recent 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., America naturally reflects on how much progress it has made in race relations and racial justice in the interim.
There are those who look at the glass as half-empty, and with plenty of justification.
Are Mississippi’s public school students overtested? Yes, but not in the way most educators who make that claim say.
The problem is not the standardized tests that the state requires the schools to administer every spring, starting in the third grade.
It wasn’t a do-nothing session for the Mississippi Legislature, but it was close. The two major items legislative leaders planned to address when they arrived in Jackson in January are, three months later, still unresolved.
Dr. Sara Robertson, a pediatric anesthesiologist at the University Medical Center recently served as Legislative Doctor of the Day at the Capitol. In that capacity, Dr. Robertson was available to provide emergency medical treatment to lawmakers and critical staff. Dr. Robertson (right) is shown with Sen.
The Ridgeland Garden Club met at Trace Park Clubhouse for its March meeting. After a prayer and Pledge of Allegiance by the president, Jane McGee, the program was presented by Delores Napoli and Emily Thompson, who gave ideas on incorporating hard scapes into the landscape.
The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently honored Officer Jeremy Jefferson from the Jackson Police Department as the Officer of the Quarter. Officer Jefferson was recognized for his quick actions in capturing a suspect who wounded another officer. Shown are (from left) Rotarian Edley Jones, Officer Jefferson, and Commander James McGowan.
The Eddie Hodges Scholarship Foundation Trust, a part of the Community Foundation for Mississippi, presented $15,000 to the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra for student scholarships to the Premier Orchestral Institute. The POI will be held in June and is a summer camp for student musicians. Scholarships have been awarded yearly since 1959 to st