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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.

Record breakers

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s swim teams recently won the MHSAA Class 1 State Championship. Additionally, the Saints boys 4 x 50 relay broke a record that was set by St. Andrew’s in 2014. Breaking the record were (from left) Jack Sewell, Jackson Van Meter, Reed Finseth, and Rhodes Pharr.


Junior court

Madison Central junior court members are (from left, back) Justice Rose, Dalton Stevens, Carl White and Duke Arnold; (front) Taylor Walls, Lana Evans, Lexie Sanders and Anna Kay Bumgarner. The court was presented during the football game’s halftime festivities.



Kindergarten play

Madison-Ridgeland Academy’s K5 class celebrated the Christmas season with a theatrical production that showcased the reason for the season. Friends and family gathered to watch the little starlets perform in what was informally dubbed the best play of the year. Shown are (from left) Lela Cate Holden and Myers McCool.


Teaching art

Fourth graders at Jackson Academy helped to teach first graders watercolor painting before leaving school for the holidays. Pictured are (from left) Parkes Denton, Leighton Denley, and Mary T. Godfrey.



Ancient study

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School 5th graders, dressed in their finest ancient Egyptian attire, recently celebrated Egypt Day, an annual celebration of their study of ancient Egypt. Shown are (from left) Senyo Dzathor, Addison Tatum, Millie Kerr, Vivian Parker, Ellie Brown, Reese Hall, and Ayden Seale.




Honor Roll

Sean Pooley Jr. of Madison completed his first semester at the University of Mississippi with a 4.0 GPA, making the Chancellor’s Honor Roll.  He plays the trumpet in the band, “The Pride of the South.” He also plays Ultimate Frisbee at Ole Miss. He was graduated from Madison Central High School in 2019.


Read to Feed

Jackson Academy fifth graders who helped raise money for Read to Feed with Heifer International celebrated their success with a Christmas-themed dress day and cookies. Enjoying the event are (from left, back) Ellie Seago, Adrianna Wang, Brianna Wang, Sarah Kathryn Williams, and (front) Avery Pickering.



Semifinalists

Ridgeland High School seniors (from left) Sony Severin and Claire Richert have been recognized as semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program, placing in the top 16,000 scorers in a national pool of 1.5 million participants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S.


SGA officers

Eleventh grade Student Government Association (SGA)  officers at Germantown High School include (from left, back)

Erin McInnis, president; Ella Maulding, John Murry McCullouch, co-vice presidents; Emma Ellard, secretary/treasurer; Anna Claire Saveepresell, Kayla Young, Amelia Agostinelli, and Anna Clare Sheehan, all representatives.


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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