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Manpower and money hurting city’s efforts to repair streets

An average of 20 people experience physical violence from an intimate partner every minute in the United States.

JA Booster Club hosts event April 9

Margo Coleman uses golf to help teach young people skills for a successful life

A federal appeals court has given state lawmakers four weeks to redraw a state Senate district after a lower court determined the district violates the federal Voting Rights Act.

He has been a part of the Batte business even washing windows as a child. If he isn’t working, he would prefer to be playing golf. He is a beach bum.

Education award

Each year the President and the U.S. Secretary of Education sponsor the President’s Education Awards program. Students in this program must have a 95 cumulative average and have scored in the top 15th percentile on standardized tests.




Friendliest

Madison Ridgeland Academy students (from left) Mary Beth Stevens and Atul Aggarwal were selected as Friendliest through Who Who’s at the MRA Features Pageant.


Kindness

Three students from Madison Ridgeland Academy Student Leadership Institute spoke at elementary chapel recently about their mission trip to San Francisco and how people can show kindness in their daily lives.



Showchoir

Encore, Jackson Academy’s upper school showchoir, was awarded, first runner-up at the Opelika Invitational, fourth runner-up at the South Jones Invitational, and first runner-up at the Oak Grove Invitational.




Performing arts

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School students who received book awards for outstanding achievement in the performing arts are (from left, back) Darby Farr – theatre production: acting; Spencer Carter – Rhapsody Choir; Brooks Lacoste, theatre production: technical; Meredith Johnson, St.




Swimmers

First Presbyterian Day School students recently participated in the Makos State Swim Meet, including (from left) Kimmons Sheppard, Reese Russ, Charlie Penny, Asher Reynolds, Evans Reynolds, Warner Russ, Piper McCalop, and Nan Sheppard.


Banner school

The Mississippi Council on Economic Education named Germantown High School a banner school for 2016-17.  Because of this honor, one student was awarded the MCEE Banner School for Financial Readiness $500 Scholarship. Shown are (from left) recipient Laurel Lee and Selena Swartzfager.


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Two area high schools have started what will be an annual competition to raise money for waterfowl conservation.