The coming weeks promise to be busy for leaders with two Northside community groups, who are pushing forward with plans to implement “community improvement districts” (CIDs).
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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.
Bubba Holloway, CWS is senior vice president, Regions Private Wealth Management
Plan Early and Often—While is never too early to start thinking about retirement, the most important planning for your transition into retirement should start at least five to 10 years in advance.
Early Friday morning, August 9, 2019, Anna E. (Betty) Taylor of Ridgeland, MS, went to be with her Lord at the age of 97. She was born on September 19, 1921 in Steubenville, OH. She grew up in Indianapolis, IN and while attending high school she met the love of her life, William M. (Bill) Taylor.
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.
He is the great, great, great, great grandson of the founder of Vicksburg Newitt Vick. He is a reserve deputy sheriff for Hinds County, where he has 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
A service of worship celebrating the marriage of Grace Brooks Pearson and Scott Michael Lause was held December 1 at First Presbyterian Church at 6 p.m. The ceremony was officiated by the Reverend David Felker.
Constance Maize Smith died Tuesday, August 6, 2019, surrounded by loved ones at home following a 2 ½ year battle with brain cancer. She was 68.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School middle school students were recently recognized for their accomplishments at the final assembly of the school year. Shown are (from left) recipients of The Head of School Award Lydia Foster, Adrienne Tanaka, Gabriella Zevallos, and Head of School Tom Sheppard.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2019 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments. Students honored for high achievements on the National French Exam are (from left) Jory Tanaka, Dami Oluwatade, Rhodes Pharr, Khushi Patel, Anna Buckley, Betsy Burrow, and Jacob McGrath.
Although the bidding wars for the Amazon headquarters attracted great attention due to its sheer size, hundreds of smaller, secret subsidy auctions take place throughout the country every year. Incentives for such deals are embedded in the tax code in every state.
Max Harmon, a Jackson Academy graduate, will play football at the University of West Alabama, a member of the Gulf South Conference in NCAA Division II, located in Livingston, Ala.
Mississippi politics may have a sketchy track record about producing good public policy, but at least you can say it always makes for entertaining theater.
The latest act in that long-running saga came last week in the race for governor.
Micah 6:8 asks,
“... what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?”
First grade students at First Presbyterian Day School held their annual pizza making party during the 2018-19 year. Participating were (from left) Jack Gray, Caroline Lowry, Cohen Taylor, Jane Marie Johnston, Cameron Queen, and Katie Adeline Suggs.
The Rotary Club of Jackson was presented a program by Jordan Butler, Emily Stansfield and Jeff Good. Butler is the project manager of the Refill Jackson Café initiative. Refill Jackson Initiative empowers young adults, ages 18 to 24 to be better equipped, and motivated to enter into, navigate, and stay in the workforce.
I turned 61 last week. I’m still alive.
That statement may seem weird to younger folks, but as a male over the age of 60, I have to get used to the fact that I could keel over dead of a heart attack any minute.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sims of Madison announce the upcoming marriage of their son, Joshua Allen Sims, to Lindsey Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Clay of Tupelo and Mr. and Mrs. Greg Wilson of Roanoke, Ala.
More than 35,000 faulty water meters were installed as part of the city’s $91 million energy performance contract with Siemens.
Jackson’s Civil Service Commission could look into why six Jackson police officers aren’t being allowed to return to active duty, months after they were involved in police-related shootings and months after they were cleared of any wrongdoing.
Dr. and Mrs. Walton Lynn Stringer announce the engagement of their daughter, Sydney Lea Stringer, to Kyle Alexander Zebley, of Pittsburgh. Miss Stringer is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Stringer and the late Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sydney Snyder, all of Jackson.
Billions of dollars in local and state bonds are being issued without competitive bidding. Many of the leading state experts in Mississippi bidding laws are wondering why. It used to not be this way.
There’s no telling how much taxpayer money is being left on the table. It’s probably in the millions of dollars.
Parham Bridges Park promises to be a busy place in the coming weeks, with nearly $400,000 in improvements and additions planned for the popular Northside facility.
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.
The Madison Central High School 2018-2019 PTO Board includes members (from left, back) Bonney Henderson, Holly Dean, Dara Bariola, Liz Howell Pritchard, Beth Embry; (sixth row) Tammy Barham, Jessica Lewis, Erin Barbour, DeAnne Walburg , Karen Falgout, Bridget Chisolm, Julia Bruce, Mandy Walters; (fifth row) Amy Watson, Karen Evans, Mac Brown, H
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School has four STAR Students in the Class of 2019. Sponsored by the Mississippi Economic Council and its M.B. Swayze Foundation, the Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program was established in an effort to encourage scholastic achievement among the state’s high school students. St.
At the Jackson Prep ninth-grade class day, it was announced that students (from left) John Henry Andress, Lauren Noe, Kimberly Blount and Mason Nichols were on the Honor Roll 95 or above since seventh-grade.
Mississippi is the only state in the nation where a candidate could garner a majority vote (more than 50 percent) and not win the statewide office he or she was pursuing.
First Presbyterian Day School students (from left) Ava Hutton Gregory and Raney Hogan were all smiles on the first day of school.
Mississippi legislators don’t personally write most of the legislation to which they put their names.
How could they? With some 3,000 bills introduced each year, that would be an average of about 20 bills per lawmaker. Even those with a law degree would have a hard time drafting that many proposed laws on their own.
daughter of Beth and Mark McDowell, is Jackson Academy’s 2018-2019 homecoming queen.
The Garden Club of Madison recently enjoyed a tour by Becky Herrin of the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion. Shown are (from left, back) Sheila Salyer; (middle row) Jamie Peters, Rhonda Roberts, Judy Voelker, Alexis Burkhalter, Nancy Bauman; (front) Emily Dear, Jo Ann Armato, Carol Winniford, Marianne Wilson.
SEC Coach of the Year runs in Davis family
Kermit Davis Jr. has earned Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year honors in his first season at Ole Miss. That’s a big deal – a really big deal – but SEC Coach of the Year in your first year on the job is not unprecedented.
Families First for Mississippi’s Co-Director Dr. Nancy New was recently presented the Mississippi Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the second highest award granted by Gov. Phil Bryant and Adjutant General Janson Boyles to civilian personnel.