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Leslie Evalyn Hodge

Leslie Evalyn Hodge, 51, of New Orleans passed away at home on August 16, 2019.  Born in Augusta, Georgia to Jo Dent and Elbert “Cliff” Hodge, Leslie grew up in Oxford, Mississippi.  After moving to Jackson, Mississippi, Leslie graduated from St.



Northside Drive repaving to begin

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced that repaving is expected to begin on Northside Drive between State Street and I-55/Frontage Road.  The $2.4 million project has been made possible through the 1% Sales Tax Commission and funding made available to the Mississippi Department of Transportation by the Federal Highway


Traveling man

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Madison county leader and family enjoys exploring europe in addition to snow skiing out west.

From the sandy beaches to snowcapped mountains, Trey Baxter is ensuring his family sees it all.




Dr. Waymond Lee Rone

Waymond Lee Rone died August 19, 2019 in Jackson, Mississippi. Just two weeks earlier he had been enjoying the salt air and sea breezes in his garden at Perdido Key, Florida. Many called him Dr. Rone, Wayne, and Daddy, but his grandchildren called him Poppy.


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Last day

First Presbyterian Day School students had a fun last day of school before Kindergarten Graduation.




Kick off

Jackson Academy student council members (from left) Land Gebhart, Kennedy Nations, Lily Grace Thigpen, and Sydney Guy led Upper School students in an assembly to kick off the new year that was held on their first day of school.



Family Fun Day

St. Richard Catholic School celebrated St. Richard Feast Day recently with Mass followed by a family fun picnic with live music. Shown (from left) Chamblee Ezelle, Sadie Grace Rogers, Alexa Donaldson, and Simone Chandler.


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Meadowbrook Redesign

Engineers are expected to begin working next month on a project that could completely redesign Meadowbrook Road in Fondren.


Highest averages

Madison-Ridgeland Academy students who maintained the highest academic average among all sports and activities for the 2018-2019 school year were (from left) Alexandra Cullom, Nicolas Rowan, Bryce Ishee, Brewer Hughes, Wilson Benton, Ridge Futral.


Mock trial

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2018-19 Mock Trial team competed in the Jackson Regional Mock Trial Competition. The team won both rounds of the tournament in which they competed at the Mississippi College School of Law. In addition to the team success, there were several team members who won individual awards for their performances.


silver steppers

Jackson Academy’s Silver Steppers for the 2019-2020 season are (from left, back) Vivien Stevens, Blair Wilson, Enisha Shelton, Mya Coins, Eliza Perkins, Caroline Bennett, Sophie Rhoden, Hayes Tharp, Elizabeth Copeland, Anna Lauren Parker, Avery Brooks; (middle row) Molly Baldwin, Kate Frost, Olivia Smith, Landry Lester, Mae Mathison, Anna Marga


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back on course

By SUSAN CHRISTENSEN,

Cossar enjoying recovery after reaction to cancer immunotherapy drug leaves him paralyzed. John “Bones” Cossar has been flaunting his golf scorecard lately.

But it has nothing to do with proving whether he eagled, birdied or parred.







Miss Fordice and Payne to exchange wedding vows February 23 in Vicksburg service

Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Lloyd Fordice of Vicksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Louise Fordice, to Thomas Bruce Payne III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bruce Payne Jr. of Madison. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Governor of Mississippi, the Hon. Daniel Kirkwood Fordice Jr.




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French award

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) French teacher Wesley Saylor and Brett Ashy, recipient of the French 1 book award.


New Eagle Scout

Walker Box (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. For his Eagle project he constructed raised flower beds for the Payton City Farm Learning Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art.  He is shown with his parents Sharon and John David Box.


Junior page

Bekah Woodruff (left) of Madison recently served as a junior page for the Mississippi State Senate. Pages generally run errands for officials and Senate staff. She is shown with Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who sponsored her visit. Bekah is the daughter of Jay and Jenny Wilson and attends Rosa Scott High School.

 


Dental hygiene

Covenant Presbyterian preschoolers enjoyed a visit from Dr. Pia Kirk (back). She talked with the children about how to have good dental health. Shown are (from left, front) Dylan Escobedo, Bodhi Kirk, Swayzie Dantone, Remy Quave.

 


Lauren Hearon Oakes

Lauren Hearon Oakes recently earned the distinction of Valedictorian of the Class of 2018 at The Education Center School. During the 2017-2018 school year, Lauren served as co-president of the ECS Student Council, was a member of National Honor Society, and earned the Presidential Award of Excellence.


Opioid crisis

Dr. Kevin Freeman from UMMC, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson during its January 15 meeting. Dr. Freeman informed the club members and guests about the Opioid Crisis and counter-measures that are being developed to combat it. Dr. Freeman is currently a behavioral pharmacologist and assistant professor at UMMC.


RAIDER VARSITY

Playing on the 2017-2018 Jackson Academy Raiders varsity baseball team were (from left, back) Coach Bryan Madden, Coach Jay Powell, JT Carney, Hunt Stevens,
Baker Kirkland, Trent Tyre, Kellum Clark, Sam Ciaccio, John Raines Jr., Noah Thigpen, Edwin Smith, Coach Parker Harris; (second row) Land Gebhart, Jack Funderburg,


Sophomore beauties

Madison Central High School’s Pawprint yearbook financial and production staffs hosted sophomore night of Beauty and Beau. Beauties include (from left) Keely Young, Anna Johnston, McKenna Goddard, Allie Grace Bell, Jalyn Kelly, Claire Humphreys, Aubrie Tolbert, Meghan Thrash, Libba Ewing and Ramsey Claire Robinson.


Recognized

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Burney, Hannah Clay and Hannah King.



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Madison-Ridgeland Academy students who maintained the highest academic average among all sports and activities for the 2018-2019 school year were (from left) Alexandra Cullom, Nicolas Rowan, Bryce