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Give Kale a Break

By ELIZABETH QUINN,

I was walking through Target recently and saw an advertisement for kale cleanser and wondered why in the world kale needs a special cleanser. I mean—I know it occasionally needs massages but surely it’s not such a high maintenance veggie that it requires its own type of cleanser.






Hood takes new role in mental health fight

By LARRISON CAMPBELL - MISSISSIPPI TODAY,

With Mississippi facing off against the Department of Justice in the longstanding battle over the state’s treatment of mentally ill Mississippians, its defense depends on the office of Attorney General Jim Hood — despite the fact that Hood has been, arguably, one of the biggest critics of the state’s mental health system.




Remembering Quentin Compson

By JAY WIENER,

More Mississippians know of a one-hit wonder, offering that, on “the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day[,] Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge,” than that Mississippi’s 1949 Nobel Laureate in Literature devoted one of the four chapters in “The Sound and the Fury” to June 2, 1910, on which day the fictional Quent


5 things you didn’t know about WRIGHT SCOTT

By NIKKI ROWELL,

He was a member of the Jackson Academy chess club during his high school years. He doesn’t consider himself much of a comic book fan, except for the X-Men. He likes to spend his Sunday mornings out by the lake bird watching. He is an avid tennis player. He has worked at Great Scott in every capacity, from bookkeeping to cleaning.


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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.







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.


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Do as I say not as I do

Here’s a sentence few people expected to read: Sen. Bernie Sanders may be a socialist, but he also is among the top one percent of American wage earners.

Maybe it’s not such a surprise, since Sanders makes $133,000 a year as a senator and he recently published a book that sold quite well.


Softball senior

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the softball team. Shown are (from left) Morris and Julia Mitchell, Hillis and Edward Becker.


Champions

First Presbyterian Day School’s sixth-grade football team recently completed their season with a championship win.



Hinds Community College

By RENEE COTTON,

For more than 100 years, Hinds Community College has provided quality educational programs that are convenient and affordable.

Throughout the years, the college has grown tremendously in response to changes in the area’s population, economy, workforce and culture.


Rotary speaker

The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Royal Walker Jr., executive director at United Healthcare Community Health Plans of Mississippi and Louisiana as a recent speaker. The focus of Walker’s presentation was about Medicare part C and the Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans.




Ashlyn Adair

Ashlyn Adair, Jackson Academy senior, recently earned a silver key in the Scholastic Art Competition for her piece “Contemplation.”


Dr. Jim Moore

BCBA-D, director of Autism Solutions for Canopy Children’s Solutions, has been elected to serve as a member of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) board of directors. Each member of the 11-person board is elected to serve three years and includes leading experts in behavior analysis from across the globe.


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Breaking News

The Jackson People’s Assembly in partnership with the City of Jackson is launching the City of... READ MORE

Obituaries

Ruby Mona Tharpe McLemore, 88, died at home surrounded by family on July 10, 2019.

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The 12U Major team, Mississippi Angels, won the 2019 Triple Crown Slumpbuster Series in Omaha. There were 291 teams in the tourney and 65 in their division.