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Recent bill could be contributing to increase in vagrancy

A bill authored by a North Mississippi lawmaker likely has increased panhandling in the capital city.

Four years after it was approved by Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission, the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project has yet to get off the drawing board.

Special Olympics hosts fundraiser

Stadium gate named in honor of longtime supporters of University of Mississippi

The Children’s Defense Fund recently released nine policy changes that could help lift 5.5 million children across the country out of poverty.

If all goes according to plan, contractors could begin repaving yet another section of North State Street by mid-August.

showtime

Performing with Jackson Academy’s award-winning middle school show choir, Showtime, are (from left, back) Sarah Clay, Elizabeth Copeland, A’miracle Owens, Kendall Ross, Lila Eubank; (fourth row) Lilly Gebhart, Liles Williams, Anna Margaret Hooker, Natalie Turner, Lucy Allen, Lindsey Johnson, Avery Adair, Jalia Coins, Eliza Perkins, Lucy Elfert;


100 years old

Kindergarteners (from left, back) Levi Bates, Ethan Tate, Trinity Braboy, Laney Hildoer, Trip Rollins; (second row) Kilby Purcell, Caroline Reeves, Jack White, Joseph Banks; (front) Stefan Gojkovic, Simmons Davis, Arlesia Ray, Emma Gonzalez and Mac Rogers recently dressed as one hundred year old people to celebrate the 100th day of school at Ja



Basketball awards

Jackson Prep varsity girls basketball awards went to (from left) Hannah Arnold, Patriot Award; Anna Minich, Best Defensive Player; Julia Zouboukos, Most Improved Player; Campbell Perkins, Best Offensive Player; Anna Grace Morgan, MAIS Division 1 Second Team All-Conference.


Science edibles

First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders created various cell models for science class, including edible ones. Shown are (from left) Fran Gregory, Emma Reeves, Hartley Craddock, Mamie Barton, and Jake Bailey. 




Souper volunteers

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seventh-grade National Junior Honor Society candidates volunteered at the Salvation Army Souper Bowl. They greeted guests and bussed tables at the annual event where local restaurants provide soups and desserts, which, along with a silent auction, supports the charitable mission of the Salvation Army.



Senior favorites

Germantown High School favorites in the 12th-grade are (from left, back) Tyler Welch, Will Young, Hayes Crumpler, Jake Bell; (front) Grayson Amis, Daden Wood, Hailey Soper and Rylie Robertson.


Creative cells

First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders presented creative cell models in science class. Shown are (from left) Preston Marion, Thomas Coco, Hayden Jones, and Charlie Norris.



April students

Madison Central High School April Students of the Month are (from left, back) Camden Romero, Amy Lin, Rowen Hays, Cash Henderson, Oliver Price; (front) Audrey Kilgore, Gracie Coulter, Amy Pang, Brogan Randall and Cameron Rogillio. Not pictured: David Ramsey, Hunter Roby, Caleb Moak and Jhada Carmel. 


Math tournament

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School competed in the annual Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Tournament, hosted by the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) education in Columbus. There were 32 schools and 490 students competing from across Mississippi. St. Andrew’s won first place overall for the second year in a row.


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Aaron Pelch, interim athletic director and head football coach at Millsaps College, has been formally named as athletic director. Pelch will continue to serve as head football coach.