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By NIKKI ROWELL Sun Staff  Writer The holiday season is upon us, and events across the Jackson metro offer something for everyone to ensure your holidays are merry and bright.
The holiday shopping season gets underway on Thanksgiving, and police and private security will be out in full force to ensure shoppers stay safe as they pick up their Christmas and holiday wares.
The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, under the artistic direction of Jennifer Beasley, will present its annual production of  The Nutcracker on December 14-15 at Jackson Academy Performing Arts Ce
November 30 will mark the 10th anniversary of “Small Business Saturday,” a tradition started by American Express to encourage shoppers to visit small businesses.
Giant Salvinia has had a ripple effect on the Barnett Reservoir since it was discovered in Pelahatchie Bay last year.


Fourth grade cheer

Madison Ridgeland Academy fourth-grade cheerleaders include (from left, back) Sophia Villani, Anna Gail Dillon, Selah Sandridge, Caroline Dixon, Anne Brinson Martin, McCaa Watters, Reese Roundtree, Margaret Ann Hollis, Kienzle Smith; (middle row) Shelby Olier, Taylor Ross Burns, Kelly Thomas, Presley Arnold, Katelyn Blackard, Abigail Basham, Ma



Glenn Joseph Beadle

Glenn Joseph Beadle, 89, of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, passed away peacefully February 27. Born in Beaumont, Texas to Dallason and Roberta Beadle, he lived most of his life in Texas and Mississippi.


Run4Rotary

Members of the Madison-Ridgeland Run 4 Rotary Committee met recently to go over plans for the fourth annual fund-raiser March 24. Events will be held at Renaissance at Colony Park and feature a 5K run, 5K walk, and Kids Fun Run. The event is also pet friendly for friendly pets.



Rodeo Queens

The 2018 Dixie National Rodeo Queens recently visited the First Presbyterian Day School preschool.  Shown are (from left) Charlie Rich; Sabrina Turner, Miss Dixie National; Nella Hunter; Kelly Smith, Miss Mississippi Junior High Rodeo; Colt Hendrix; Knox Nicholas; Kaitlyn Holland, Junior Miss Dixie National; Frances May; Salem Hogan; Taylor McN


Volleyball team

Madison Ridgeland Academy volleyball team includes members (from left, back) Megan Braman, Samantha Russell, Asjah Pippin, Georgia Galatas, Anna Cate Barlow, Caroline Loeb, Remy Jones; (front) Keely McInvale, Alexandra Cullom, Gracie Potts, Nadya Johnson, London Breedlove, Madison Litwin, Caroline Loeb.



Dynamic Duo

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Dunamic Duo are (from left) Ben Burnett and Forrest Smith.


Small Krewe

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Early Childhood students celebrated Mardi Gras by forming the Krewe of Little Saints and parading for the first to fourth-graders, tossing beads to the cheering throngs along the way. Shown are (from left) Vehaan Gupta, Lantz Shepard, Emme Kim, and Anna Clay Wadlington.



Geography bee

Jackson Prep junior high students recently participated in the annual Geography Bee.  Ewing Milam for won the bee and will now test to qualify for the state geography bee.  Shown are participants (from left, back) Owen Abney, Jay Fountain, Denny Britt, Annie Jicka, Worth Hewitt, Milam; (front) Jake Mathews, Colton Holman, Chase Thompson, Maggie


Mr. and Miss GHS

The titles of Mr. and Miss Germantown High School were voted on by the student body. The two students chosen exemplify what it means to be a GHS Maverick and have shown leadership throughout this year.  Shown are (from left) Miss GHS Mary Morgan Agostinelli and Mr. GHS Benjamin Bell.


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