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Medicaid expansion

Richard Roberson minces no words when he hears people argue that there’s no reason to expand Medicaid to the working poor since they can already get free medical care at hospital emergency rooms if they can’t afford to pay for it.


John Irwin Kassel

John Irwin Kassel, 84, of Madison, MS, passed away on August 16, 2019, in Austin TX. John was born in New Orleans, LA to Philip Charles Kassel and Iris Mire Kassel on January 23, 1935.  John attended Tulane University. He married JoAnn Morvant on Nov 3, 1956.



Patriot Pride dance team

The Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriot Pride dance team attended UDA camp at Mississippi State University. Laura Lee Boyles, Mae Correro, Haleigh Hall, Lauren Head, Leigh Tucker, and Emory Ware were selected as All-American dancers.



Clifford Macgowan III

Clifford Macgowan III was born on June 22, 1949, in Jackson, Mississippi, the elder son of Thelma Thompson Macgowan (T) and Clifford Macgowan, Jr., (Kip).  On August 16, 2019, he met his Maker following an 18-month battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.


Freeland Harris Magruder

Freeland Harris Magruder, Jr. 89, passed away peacefully at Hospice Ministries on July 10, 2019, sixteen days shy of his 90th birthday. He was born on July 26, 1929 in Memphis, TN, the son of Freeland Harris Magruder, Sr., and Adele Critz Magruder.



Anna Carlisle Nichols

Anna Carlisle Nichols received the 2018-2019 Andrew Yoste Defore Scholarship at Jackson Academy’s Upper School awards day, which is awarded to an outstanding student who demonstrates the desire to unselfishly serve others, is dedicated to high achievement in academics and other activities, and is committed to a Godly and healthy lifestyle.


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Solar energy

Keith Key (right) recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Key described the progress that has been made in reducing the cost of solar energy systems and the economics of using them with the rebates and tax credits that are available to purchasers of them. Also shown is Greg Campbell.



Cain scholarship

Jackson Academy students Courtney Francois, Sandon Guild, and Zoe Ladner received the Glenn Cain scholarship, which was established in honor of the third headmaster of JA, Glenn Cain. The scholarship is based on academic performance, school citizenship, and service to the institution. The award was for the 2018-19 school year.


Thirty plus club

Madison Central High School 30 Plus Club members, students who have made a 30 or higher on the ACT include these 154 total members: rising juniors Patricia Bethea, Robert Embry, Matthew Huerkamp, Carson Jones, Matthew Li, Rachel Narbo, Mary Rushton, Hanah Ryu, Jackson Strong, Judith Thomas, Phillip Wright, Albert Xu, Matthew Yin; rising seniors


Students shine

Jackson Prep freshmen listed to the Honor Roll- 95 or Above in All Classes for seventh through ninth-grades are (from left) Bennett Carter and Thomas Wasson.


Athletes

Voted Most Athletic at St. Joseph Catholic School was (from left) Kiland Harrison and Luckett Nixon.


Clifford Macgowan III

Clifford Macgowan III was born on June 22, 1949, in Jackson, Mississippi, the elder son of Thelma Thompson Macgowan (T) and Clifford Macgowan, Jr., (Kip).  On August 16, 2019, he met his Maker following an 18-month battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.


Honors day

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2019 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year. Students selected as St. Andrew’s Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athletes for 2019 are (from left) Julia Mitchell and Tucker Shelson.


Chi O board

The Mississippi Chi Omega Alumnae Association recently held its State Day board meeting at Saltine Restaurant. This year’s State Day, themed “The Greatest Sisterhood on Earth,” will be held in Hattiesburg,  October 13 and 14.


Kindest

First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders (from left) Charlie Graves and Ella Kincaid were chosen Kindest by their classmates.


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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.



Bramlett on role as district attorney

John K. Bramlett Jr. was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as District Attorney for the 20th Circuit Court District, which includes Madison and Rankin counties. He replaces Michael Guest, who was elected to the U.S. Congress. Bramlett has served as an assistant district attorney in the 20th Circuit Court District since 2015.


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Book sorters

Jackson Academy students (from left) Caroline Graven, Ally Sessums, Mary Grace Downs, Mackenzie Coburn, Alice Williams, Priya Ray, and Delaney Williams helped sort books donated during the school’s recent 60th anniversary book drive.

 




Catholic Charities

By STACY PAJAK,

Life and humanity is a puzzle, a puzzle in which we spend a lifetime finding missing pieces and learning where the pieces fit together in order to make us feel complete. I was missing a glaring piece of my puzzle, the motherhood piece. This is my story of completing the puzzle of motherhood.


Class fun

Madison Ridgeland Academy K4 students (from left) Holt Kowalski and Roman Wilson enjoy learning and coloring in class.


Farming

Jackson Academy kindergarten students (from left) Dommy Mink, Ali Clare Simpson, Nylah Longino-Henderson, and Owen Gay learned about planting seeds in science class.

 


First day

Jackson Academy students (from left) Harper Cooley, Allyssa Lynskey, Mae Walker McLemore, Stone Skipper, Cash Dickson, and MJ Funchess Jr. enjoyed their first day in the first grade.

 


Rotary speaker

Mike Hurst, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Mississippi, U.S. Department of Justice was  a recent speaker for the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) Rotary President Neddie Winters, Hurst and Ashby Foote of the Jackson City Council.

 


Senior court

Madison Central High School senior homecoming court members are (from left, back) Michael Zhang, Myles Hopson, Haaris Patel, Westbrooks Ross, Neil Storey, Shacobia Luckett; (front) Ally Henson, Bonnie Hill, Sydney Storm, Vertreace Sanders, Qunnie Hill and Hannah Brady.


Night for seniors

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Andrea, Henry and Jay Sanders.


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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