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City to set vote for Fondren Business Improvement District

With Hurricane Gordon barreling down on the Mississippi Gulf Coast last week, Entergy officials were ready, weeks after the opening of a new $20 million distribution operations center (DOC).

Hall Carter was recently named the new executive director of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation. The Memphis native has worked for several U.S. senators, most recently serving as Sen. Roger Wicker’s executive assistant and scheduler.

Jackson city officials aren’t sure when they’ll be able to repair two recent sewer main breaks on the Northside but hope to make the repairs as soon as possible.

When Ridgeland Alderman Wes Hamlin was in college and imagined what his future might be like, he saw himself in the pulpit, not in politics.

Craft Center to be renamed in honor of the late Gov. Bill Waller; dedication slated September 23

The Mississippi Craft Center has been renamed the William Lowe “Bill” Waller Sr. Craft Center.

So be it

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

I was dreaming of riding a silver gondola over foam capped blue waters, rolling hills with tiny stone villages on either side, and turreted castles around the next bend in the river when the sound of running water awakened me.

My cruisemate, Edrie was taking a shower.

“Danube so blue,

You flow straight through


Ballet Company

The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet Senior Company 2018 includes members (from left, back) Sydney Sanders, Anna Claire Nelson, Mae Correro, Emily Dew, Thalia Graves, Mattie Grace Morris, Olivia Monaghan, Riley Samrow, Elizabeth Copeland, Kate Elizabeth Lewis, Caroline Koski, Taylor Binkley; (third row) Madeline Page, Kristen Miller,  Bella Bach






Scholarship

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year. Shown are (from left) Catherine Allenburger Ashy, Emily Allenburger Gordon, Alex Allenburger, and Nilah Miller, recipient of The Christian Alexander Allenburger IV Scholarship.


Book reports

First Presbyterian Day School fifth-graders gave reports on their summer reading books. Shown are (from left) Owen Phillippi, Emmy Craddock, Charlotte Oates, and Will Conner.



Reid Hewitt

Reid Hewitt, a Jackson Academy ninth-grade student, attended the Trent Lott Leadership Institute at the University of Mississippi.




Caleb Hernandez

Caleb Hernandez, Jackson Academy student, received the Andrew Yoste Defore Scholarship for the 2017/2018 school year, which is awarded to a rising sophomore who demonstrates the desire to unselfishly serve others, maintain high achievement in academics and activities, and is committed to a godly and healthy lifestyle.


New faculty and staff

Jackson Academy’s staff and faculty are joined by (from left, back) Rex Bradshaw, Larry Sullivan, Patricia Frazier, Melissa Denson, Josh Brooks, Trey Bayliss, Thomas Martin, Chad Lessard, Kathleen Ivy, Carny Harkins, Angie Black, Rachel Anderson, Courtney Bush, Catherine Arnold, Carrie Ann Eatherly; (front) Tammy Thompson, Joy Miller, Erin Neel


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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seniors on the 2018-19 boys cross country team are (from left) Bain McHale, Clay Morris, Luis Flores, Tucker Shelson, James Xu, and Grant Morgan.