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BARNETT RESERVOIR - The National Weather Service on Monday said the Pearl River crested early Sunday at 34.34 feet at Jackson and is expected to continue slowly falling through the week.
Effective January 27, three Northside grocery stores will have new owners.
Leaders with the Jackson-Hinds Library System (JHLS) knew months ago that they might face budgetary shortfalls early in the 2020 fiscal year.
One summer morning in mid-August, Ridgeland resident Lisa Magee noticed a foul odor at her home in Dinsmor subdivision.
Hinds County has spent more than $5 million on road repaving and repairs in the last two years, according to District One Supervisor Robert Graham.

Eagle rank

Mason Nichols (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at the February Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle project benefitted The Mustard Seed.  Nichols a member of Troop 8 at First Baptist Jackson and a ninth-grader at Jackson Prep. He is shown with his parents Kim and Michael Nichols.


Eagle Scout

William Meck (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at the February Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle project benefitted Gateway Rescue Mission.  Meck is a member of Troop 8 at First Baptist Jackson and a ninth-grader at Jackson Academy. He is shown with his parents Jackie and Shani Meck.



Present honors

The third annual Women in Rotary event featured special presentations from (from left) District 6820 Past District Governor Roscoe Greene; Miss Mississippi Anne Elizabeth Buys; and Nancy Hungerford, recipient of the 2018 Pat Fordice Award for Humanitarian and Community Service.


Senior favorites

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted favorites for the senior class are (from left) Luke Pitts, Mary Mitchell, Will Laird, Emma Lucas, Max Rogers, Brehan Whitehead, Olivia Stringer, and Walker Pedigo.



Brownies

A group of members of the Brownie troop meeting at First Presbyterian Day School held a sidewalk cookie sale to benefit Mission First. Presenting a check for $250 to Head of School Gary Herring (back) are (from left, front) Grace Creasey, Lucy Smith, Tinsely Ferris, Elizabeth Mann, Katherine Ritchie, and Anne Fair Lucas.


Visuals

Madison Central High School seniors awarded most talented in visual arts are (from left) Will Humphreys and Mia Parker.



eCybermission

Several sixth-graders in St. Richard Catholic School’s STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Education, Art, Math) program submitted an entry to the eCybermission contest Army Educational Outreach Program and placed as one of the top three scoring teams in the Southeast Region. They are now advancing to the regional competition.


Wallowing in self-pity

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

Back from my afternoon bounce and run with dog Roo Roo, and not quite time for my slow motion walk with June Cleaver, I was catching my breath when the phone rang.
“I got your text message, Grand Lottie,” Christian Boggan said. “What’s this about you needing me to pick up you and another lady at 2:00 in the morning next week?”



Scholastic art winners

Jackson Prep Visual Art students participated in the Annual 2018 Scholastic art competition. Prep received 86 awards made up of 1 American Vision Nominee, 17 Gold keys, 19 Silver Keys (2 National Silver Keys) and 47 Honorable Mentions.


champs visit

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 3A MHSAA State Champion varsity boys basketball team greeted lower school students at carpool, visiting classrooms and signing
team posters. Shown are (from left, back) Wynn Garriga, Fletcher Clark, Garrison Wade, Nolan Turner, Hughes Boling, assistant coach Michael Timmer, assistant coach


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Breaking News

BARNETT RESERVOIR - The National Weather Service on Monday said the Pearl River crested early... READ MORE

Obituaries

Richard (Dick) Wilcox, 75, died Friday, January 17, 2020 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS... READ MORE