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5 things you didn’t know about Preston Derivaux

By NIKKI ROWELL,

He is the great, great, great, great grandson of the founder of Vicksburg Newitt Vick. He was a reserve deputy sheriff for Hinds County, where he won best overall cadet and firearm excellence awards. Once he was struck by lightning, which took his hearing in one ear.  He worked as a deckhand on a tow boat on the Mississippi River. He has wo


Scholarship recipients

At Madison-Ridgeland Academy, graduates (from left) Luke Agent and Katie Morris were recipients of the Thompson Scholarship, which is based on academic ability, a good sense of humor, a sense of purpose, a pleasing demeanor, a gracious spirit, and a high regard for others.



Bluntson Award

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School celebrated the Fourth Grade Crossing Service. At the closing lower school service of the 2018-19 school year, rising fifth graders received their certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth grade, and special recognition was given to those students who received awards for individual accomplishment.




Intellects

Madison Central High School most intellectual for the 2018-19 school year were  (from left) Michael Zhang and Amy Pang.



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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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Awarded

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the lower school’s closing chapel, during which rising fifth-graders received certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth-grade.



Area achievement

Jackson Academy seventh-grade students (from left) Dev Sharma, Lucy Elfert, Bailey Berry, Josh Watson, and Sydney Grace Hewitt received subject area achievement awards for scholastic excellence and significant contribution in a subject area.


Represent seniors

The 2018-2019 Madison Central High School Student Government Association senior officers and representatives are (from left) Hannah Brady, Sarah Elizabeth Johns, Maggie McKinnis (president), Jack Thoms, Westbrooks Ross (treasurer); (front) Caleb Smith (secretary), Robert Lawson, Kathryn Scoggins (vice president), Quniaja Hill and Francie Davis.


Coding challenge

First Presbyterian Day School was one of 13 schools invited to participate in CSpire’s C3 Junior Coding Challenge at the Mississippi Children’s Museum. Fourth-grade students participated in several coding competitions through the use of robotics.


Oz week

Jackson Academy sophomores (from left) Lily Rhoden, Julianna Copeland, Zoe Ladner and Anne York dressed in bright orange to celebrate the school’s spirit week leading up to a Wizard of Oz-themed homecoming weekend.


Celebrate 100

Ivol McAdams, who celebrated her 100th birthday this past October, visited First Presbyterian Day School students during the week of their 100th day of school. Shown are (from left, front) Allen Arterberry, Virginia Mehrle, McAdams, Cedar Browne, Emory Calvert, and (back) Gaynell McAdams Ainsworth.

 


LOHO Annual Meeting Jan. 10

LOHO residents will have a chance to sound off on the neighborhood association’s new bylaws and budget at a meeting this week.

LOHO’s first official “neighborhood-wide annual meeting” is slated for Thursday, January 10, at the River Hills Club. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., according to a release.


Junior pages

Robert Cascio (left), Nya J. Thompson (second from left) and Walker Dean (right) recently served as junior pages for the Mississippi State Senate. Pages generally run errands for officials and Senate staff. Cascio is the son of Tammra and Chris Cascio and attends Madison Central High School.


Best of fair

Twenty-nine St. Anthony Catholic School students won awards at the MS Science and Engineering Fair held recently at Jackson State University. St. Anthony Catholic School won the Class 2 School Award. St. Anthony Catholic School third-grade student Ella Eatherly won Class 1 Best of Fair Student award.


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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

Social

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