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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.



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.






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5 things you didn’t know about Mark & Mary Shapley

By NIKKI ROWELL,

They are going to become grandparents for the first time in February 2020. Their best memories are from family trips with their children. While they cook up tasty meals at the restaurant, their meals at home are usually really simple. Several of the paintings on the restaurant walls were done by Mark. In their off time, they like to binge-w




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Getting Closer

By ANTHONY WARREN,

House passes Community Improvement Districts bill

Another hurdle has been cleared in an effort to make community improvement districts (CIDs) a reality.

However, the biggest obstacle – a hostile lieutenant governor’s office – remains.




Growing Pains

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Decade later Germantown Middle School doubles enrollment

When Germantown Middle School opened its doors 10 years ago, there were 470 students enrolled and 40 faculty and staff members.




Lack of action results in loss of 34,000 library books

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Inaction by library officials has resulted in the loss of approximately 34,000 books at the now defunct Charles Tisdale Library. The books were destroyed by black mold.

Meanwhile, any hopes of cleaning the collection were dashed recently, when an insurance claim filed to cover the books’ restoration costs was denied.



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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;


Spirited

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Most School Spirit are (from left) Frances Hill and Parker Daily.


Dreams

Karen Mori Bonner was a recent speaker at a Rotary Club of Jackson meeting. She is a practicing counselor who has a special interest and expertise in dream therapy. Shown are (from left) Rotary President-Elect Janet Scott, Bonner and Becky White.



Ash Wednesday

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s lower school held an Ash Wednesday chapel service. Shown are (from left) Chloe Marion, Annie Walker, James Machost, Brooks Maier, Jude Misenar, The Rt. Rev. Brian R. Seage, Avery Shiflett, Garet Longabaugh, and Sophia Sabin.



Western style

Fourth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School enjoyed “Cowboy and Cowgirl Day” during their Western unit. Shown are (from left) Cate Bailey, Addison Dungey, Caroline Conner, Carlyle Davis, Blair Winscott, Hazel Ginn and Lily Johnson.



Homecoming time

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Homecoming 2018. The day’s festivities began as football players, cheerleaders, and dancers greeted Early Childhood Center and Lower School students at carpool and visited classrooms. Shown are (back) Saffron Quinn; (from left, front) Mehak Bedi, and Simria Bedi.

 


King of the Court

Trey Clark (center with crown) was the big winner of the September River Hills King of the Court session, getting a $180 paycheck for his tennis doubles prowess.


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Breaking News

Northsiders were among the 1,254 SPRING graduates from Hinds Community College.

Obituaries

Waymond Lee Rone died August 19, 2019 in Jackson, Mississippi. Just two weeks earlier he had been... READ MORE

Social

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Holland Townes (center) during the 2019 Senior Night. He was recognized with the baseball team.