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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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Boat Ramps Opened

All boat ramps have been reopened in the Pelahatchie Bay area at the Barnett Reservoir, which have been closed since October 2018 due to the presence of the aquatic pest: giant salvinia.



Mr. and Miss JA

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Students (from left) Camille Couey and Webb Strickland were voted Mr. and Miss Jackson Academy.




Donna Bruce

Donna Bruce was recently elected chairman of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) during the group’s annual business meeting. MSCPA is the largest professional organization serving Mississippi Certified Public Accountants.


Cheer at USM

St. Joseph Catholic School senior Luckett Nixon signed to serve as a cheerleader next fall at the University of Southern Mississippi. Participating in the signing are (from left, back) Anderson Nixon; Racheal Cole; the St. Joe cheer coach; Xavier Howard; Dena Kinsey, St. Joe principal; (front) Dr. Fidel Sendra, Nixon, and Lacy Sendra.





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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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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.


Baseball player

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the baseball team. Shown are (from left) Brett and Nathan Barham.


Hoops for a home

Prep seniors Steven Wyatt and Thomas Thornton were awarded the Jackson Prep Impact Award recently for their work on their MAD (Making a Difference) project “Hoops for A Home.”  Shown are (from left) Wyatt,  Thornton, and Head of School Lawrence Coco.


Ice cream

Three-year-old kindergarten students at Jackson Academy (from left) Ford Clark, Liam McGee, Eleanor Lucas, and Parker Henson brought ice cream-themed objects to class for a show-and-tell of items with names beginning with the letter “I.”


Team member

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

 


Yellow day

Kindergartners at First Presbyterian Day School dressed in yellow for the letter Y. Shown are (from left) Parks Thiel, Reeve Payne, Castle Simpson and Grayton Walsh.

 



Senior Jenson Williams

Senior Jenson Williams gives everything she has in the anchor leg of her relay team going on to earn the first place ribbon, points for the varsity girls team, and eventually a first place finish for the Panthers varsity girls

 

 

 


December honorees

Madison Central High School December students of the month are (from left, back) Conner McMillin, Neil Storey, Javon Thomas, Michael Fuqua, Walker Palmerton; (middle row) Carter Hales, Daniel O’Dell, Kieron Cox, Olivia Essary, Taylor Walls; (front) Junnah Mondejar, Sirethia White and Kelly Salvador.


Tutoring

Students at First Presbyterian Day School collected supplies for Mission First’s after-school tutoring program. Shown are (back) Lee Thigpen, Mission First director; (from left, front) Cameron Clune, Will Conner, Cella McKay, Libbie Metcalf.


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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.