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Battle against salvinia continues to be successful.

Expenses associated with incorporation funded by donations.

The city of Jackson has spent close to $3 million since last April to address problems associated with the Siemens contract.

Now, the city is trying to recoup those costs and much more.

LeFleur East planning annual fundraiser

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba remembers his recent trip to Iceland well.

Treasurer Lynn Fitch and several fellow Republicans running for statewide office are banking on controversy over the state’s new license plates to shore up conservative support in competitive...

Turnover

After 28 years as the announcer for Friday night football games, Jackson Academy president emeritus James Peter Jernberg Jr. (right) handed the microphone over to JA alumnus Chris Blackburn, class of 1986.




Slip-sliding away

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

A bottle of complimentary champagne in front of us, Edrie Royals and I sat out on our balcony. Now late afternoon and back from our tours of Hong Kong, the sun was a burnished copper and it was almost time for our ship, the Celebrity Millenium, to set sail in the East China Sea for points, sights and scenes unknown.


Symphony talk

Crafton Beck, conductor of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra recently spoke with the Madison Lions Club. Shown are (from left) Lion Betsy Landers, Beck, and Lion President Todd Rhodus.



Beauty of the Rockies can nullify the danger of the wolverine

By JEFF NORTH,

Have you been thinking about the fierce one? Did the Polar bear come to mind? Maybe you had thoughts of other species that aren’t so obvious. A Canada goose with goslings can be extremely vicious when it comes to protecting her nest. A wolf can be ferocious but this is still not the one that ranks at the top of the list.



Cheerleaders

The 2017-2018 Rosa Scott cheerleaders attended UCA camp this summer at Beach Club Resort in Fort Morgan, Ala., where they won overall Game Day, second in Game Day Cheer, third in Extreme Routine along with Spirit Sticks and seven All-Americans selected.


Color guard

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School students who serve as boy scouts contributed to the recent Saints Celebration and opening of the school’s new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC) as the event’s color guard. Shown are (from left) Forrest Carson, Owen Newburger, Luke Fender, and John Sistrunk.



Playtime

First Presbyterian Day School preschoolers enjoying end-of-morning play are (from left) Gray Nicols, Carlisle Lavender, Walt Mardis, Hank Walker, and Charlie Jones.


Cancer awareness

First Presbyterian Day School recognized childhood cancer awareness month by “going gold for Mississippi kids.” Shown are (from left) McLeod Woodson, Parker Thomas, Gaines Reeves, Maggie Bailey, Reese Russ, and Sophia French.


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Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year.