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Excellence

Recognized for scholastic excellence and their significant contributions in a subject area at Jackson Academy were class of 2019 graduates (from back, left) Will Thomas, Preston McWilliams, Burkette Moulder, John Porch, Owen Fracchia, Thomas Iupe, Johnny Carpenter, Jacob Galatas, Charles Williams; (second row) Kelsey Ford, Ashley Manning, Lucy


The Price of Advice

By JASON BRANNING,

Jason K. Branning, CFP® is a fee-based investment adviser and financial planner with Asset Dedication, in Ridgeland. He owns Branning Wealth Management LLC and serves as a board trustee to the College Savings Mississippi 529 plans.


What am I forgetting?

By ELIZABETH QUINN,

Schedule pediatrician appointments, make haircut appointments, new shoes all around, soccer sign-ups x2, submit medical forms x3, check cafeteria accounts, schedule tumbling lessons, parent info meeting, register for gymnastics (on real computer, not mobile friendly), meet the teacher, potty-train the three-year-old in a week since I wasn’t pay


Upswing

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Golf on the N’side growing in popularity among junior players

After plateauing in recent years, junior golf on the Northside again appears to be on the upswing.


New Hinds County DA

Hinds County will be getting a new District Attorney just as it faces a murder rate not seen since the crack years of the early 1990s. Ironically, the new DA, Jody Owens, led the Southern Poverty Law Center’s lawsuit against Mississippi for prison reform. That’s not exaclty a lock-’em-up resume.


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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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peruvian partner

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School welcomes students for two weeks from partner school Lord Byron, located in Arequipa, Peru. Shown are (from left, back) Arianna Gonzales, Bárbara Nuñez, Mariel Bedregal, Julia Chadwick, head of upper school, Maria Vargas, Valeria Llerena, Casandra Téllez, Dr.


Go gold

At Jackson Academy’s “Go Gold for MS Kids” pep rally (from left, back) Tanner Robertson, Noah Berry, Kinkead Dent; (front) Frederick Salvo, Levi Stephenson, and Griffin McNeil exchanged high-fives and paused for a photo while celebrating the bravery of children in our state who are fighting, or have fought, cancer.


Camouflage for C

Kindergartners at First Presbyterian Day School dressed in camouflage to conclude their week of learning the letter “C.”  Shown are (from left) Caroline Bryan, Rivers Newman, Reid Hurley, Patrick Tabor, and Antonina Karam.


Prep tennis

Jackson Prep boy’s tennis team recently won the state championship. Members of the Boys A tennis team include (from left, back) John Garraway, Ethan Aldridge, Andrew Sweat, Neil Marchetti, Lampton Moore; (front) Louie Gatlin, Lytle Moore, Ivey Yelverton, David Crews and Russ Upton.

 


Red ribbons

Jackson Academy seniors (from left) Gabrielle Morris, Leah Richardson, Eeshaan Bajaj, and Caleigh Hankins dressed in red to participate in Red Ribbon Week, a national campaign to raise awareness regarding the dangers of drug abuse.


Boys red team

The 2018-2019 Jackson Prep eighth-grade boys basketball red team includes members (from left, back) Rives Reynolds, Owen Ishee, Will Skipper, Maddox Noe, Charles Phillips; (front) Paxton Thompson, Will Upton, Ford McDaniel, Trey Welch and Harrison Jones.

 



Rett Stanley

Jackson Academy student, took first place in the district science fair and went on to win first place in the state science fair. He also earned Best of Fair honors in his age group for the second year in a row, and is the first person in the MAIS to accomplish that feat.


David Moulder

Jackson Academy senior, was recognized as a semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. He is the son of Dr. Rebekah Moulder and David Moulder of Jackson. Moulder will continue in competition to be a finalist for Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring.


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. 


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Breaking News

Tim Bryan has taken over for Dan Gaillet as engineer for Madison County.

Obituaries

Leslie Evalyn Hodge, 51, of New Orleans passed away at home on August 16, 2019.  Born in Augusta,... READ MORE

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First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders (from left) Causey Jones and Casen Macke were chosen Best Manners by their classmates.