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TRIPLE CROWN WINNERS

The 12U Major team, Mississippi Angels, won the 2019 Triple Crown Slumpbuster Series in Omaha. There were 291 teams in the tourney and 65 in their division. They went 8-0 and played California, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Colorado, Arkansas and Nebraska teams.  They also finished the 12U Major Team in the State of Mississippi.


Field day

First Presbyterian Day School students celebrated the end of the school year at Field Day, a long-standing tradition of the school.



Inequity in pay inexcusable

By RICK CLEVELAND,

So, just when you thought the 11.7 scholarships college baseball teams are forced to share constitutes the worst travesty in sports, you learn you were wrong.

As awful and inexcusable as the college baseball scholarship limit is, the inequity in pay in World Cup Soccer – men vs. women – is far, far worse.


Makos High Point winner

Mississippi Makos Swim Club swimmer Jett Ngo (left) scored 32 points in the seventh/eight boys age group as the high point winner at the 2019 Eastern Section of the Southern Zone  Age Group Championships in Georgia. Brian Ware is the coach




First place freestyle

Mississippi Makos Swim Club swimmer Michael Robinson (right) received the following medals at the 2019 Eastern Section of the Southern Zone  Age Group Championships in Georgia:  first in  50-yard freestyle,100-yard freestyle; second 1000-yard freestyle; third in 500 and 200 yard freestyle. Brian Ware is coach.


Player honored

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the baseball team. Shown are (from left) David, Charley, and Katie Blount.


Earns Eagle Scout rank

Gibson Brown (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project built picnic tables for families at the Jackson Futbol Club. He is shown with his parents Jay and Mary Tison Brown.


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Work in Progress

Gating ordinance changes overlooks public comment process.

It’s back to the drawing board for Jackson’s public access gating ordinance, only weeks after two contentious public hearings exposed flaws in the statute.



More ramps open in Pelahatchie Bay

Battle against salvinia continues to be successful.

Following another good report from its partners in the battle against the invasive plant giant salvinia, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District board of directors Thursday opened four additional boat ramps and a kayak ramp in the Pelahatchie Bay area of Barnett Reservoir.


northern summit

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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

“We left on March 30. It was my wedding anniversary. I told her I was going to Iceland to try to bring resources to the city,” he said. “She was gracious enough to forgive me.”


‘Putting on a clinic’

Olivia moore gives back to community through establishing city tennis camp.

When athletes make something look easy, they’re said to be “putting on a clinic.”

For Olivia Moore, she not only knows how to make tennis look easy on the court, she also knows how to put on a clinic. Literally.



Still Waiting

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Museum Trail project suffers delays; target date now early fall.

Clay Hays knows about perseverance.

For nearly a decade, the Northsider has worked to push the Museum Trail forward, and for years, he’s waited as the project has been hampered by delay after delay.


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Doctor of the day

Dr. Kristen Crawford, (right) an internal medicine practitioner, served as Legislative Doctor of the Day at the Capitol recently. In that capacity, Dr. Crawford was available to provide emergency medical treatment to lawmakers and critical staff. Dr. Crawford is standing with Sen. David Blount (left), who introduced her.

 

 


Cheer them on

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Morris and Julia Mitchel and Hillis Becker.


Honored for excellence

Catherine Bennett (right) from New Summit School received the Metro Teacher Honoree Award of Excellence from the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership.  Bennett was one of 12 selected from more than 100  nominees. The award is designed to elevate the teaching profession by recognizing and awarding teachers.


Coach correspondence

Fifth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School practiced letter writing by writing to football coaches in the Southeastern Conference. Many received notes in return. Shown are (from left) Ellis Rich, Walker Dreher, Rand Woodson and Worth McGehee.

 


Monet-like

Covenant Presbyterian Preschool held their annual art gallery. Every student in the preschool creates art imitating famous artists. Shown in front of her Monet artwork is Mabery Wise (right) with her mom, Marion. 

 


Fair commission

The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Steve Hutton, (left) executive director, Mississippi Fair Commission, as guest speaker at a recent meeting. Hutton has more than 30 years of experience in managing professionally developed high-attendance events. He is shown with Julian Watson.


Helps the House

Havens Smith (right) recently served as a page for the Mississippi House of Representatives. Smith is the daughter of Cassie and Carter Smith and attends Jackson Preparatory School.  She is also the granddaughter of Gwen and T.J. Anderson of Jackson and Dot and Briggs Smith of Batesville.


Get the shots

During this year’s dramatic surge in measles, much of the attention has been on parents who invoke religious or philosophical exemptions to keep their children from being vaccinated.


Valentine party

Students at First Presbyterian Day School celebrated Valentine’s Day with cards and parties. Shown are first-graders (from left) Cameron Queen, Jack Gray, Robin Weaver, Mckenzie Rickels, and Eliza Jane Dukes.

 


Dalmations

Dressed as the one hundred and one dalmatians to celebrate their one hundred and first day of school are Jackson Academy first-graders (from left) Mae Logan, Cade Wilson, Katherine Fowler, Cole Caraway and Paxton Orr.

 

 


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JA student killed in car crash, one day before she was to graduate

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.

Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.

The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.





NewSouth NeuroSpine

By DR. RAHUL VOHRA,

“The DEA is on the phone.” Those are words you really never want to hear. To my relief the call wasn’t about my practice. The next week I found myself meeting with two United States District attorneys as well as DEA agents. I was asked to be an expert in a case against two pain specialists in Alabama.




Renaissance to feature new show fountain, theater and Costco

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The second and third phases of Renaissance are on track to be finished next year, complete with another show fountain and Malco theater.

The city of Ridgeland director of community development Alan Hart said, based on reports from the developer, that phase two of Renaissance should be open by summer or fall of 2019.



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Ruby Mona Tharpe McLemore, 88, died at home surrounded by family on July 10, 2019.

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The 12U Major team, Mississippi Angels, won the 2019 Triple Crown Slumpbuster Series in Omaha. There were 291 teams in the tourney and 65 in their division.