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Gallery Guild

The Gallery Guild’s new officers for the 2019-20 year include (from left) Betty Parry, vice president/president elect; Mary Dunbar, president; Tay Morgan, assistant secretary; Lisa Busby and Jane Jones, historian/publicity co-chairmen.


Beyond meat

A lawsuit that claims Mississippi is violating the free-speech rights of vegetarian food producers was inevitable.




Subject area awards

Jackson Prep freshmen earning Subject Area Awards are (from left, back) Wayne Hsieh, Coding Award; Chambers Malouf, French II Award; Jeffrey Jordan, Latin II Award; (third row) Owen Abney, Honors Biology Award; Jack Harvey, Latin I Award; Ethan Batol, Biology Award; Barnes Lowry, Spanish I Award; Jay Fountain, Band Award; (second row) Ellyn Wai


Features pageant

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Skylar Alexander, (left) daughter of Rhonda and Charles Alexander, was voted Most Beautiful and Max Harmon, (right) son of Lisa and Patrick Harmon was voted Most Handsome.


Field trip

Students at First Presbyterian Day School’s Under the Oaks summer program enjoyed a  field trip to the Mississippi Natural Science Museum. Going were (from left) Annabelle Hendrix and Charlotte Morgan.




The Great Kapok Tree Monkeys

St. Richard 3rd Grade Students presented a play based on the book The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry while studying biomes. Students created the set and their costumes for the play based on their research of plants and animals in the Amazon Rainforest. Shown (from left) Lily Frances Garner, Loftis Garner, Neel Boteler, and Reed Walker.


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Fireworks to fill Northside skies at Independence Day celebrations

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The sky will be bright with fireworks as Fourth of July celebrations kick off this weekend.

So, don your red, white and blue and all things star spangled and head out to one of the various Independence Day events across North Jackson and south Madison County.

There is something for everyone to enjoy in true patriotic fashion.




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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.


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.


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Enter Pre-K3

St. Richard Catholic School began its school year with the annual “Back to School” night where students are able to meet their teacher, get a preview of their classroom, and learn what after school activities will be available in StR’s “CASA” enrichment program.


News Briefs

Downtown Parking

The Jackson Police Department (JPD) has stepped up parking enforcement along East Capitol Street, meaning vehicles parked in the street’s center loading zone for extended periods of time could be subject to a ticket.


Superkids

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners dressed as their favorite Superkids Reading Program characters. Shown are (from left) Parks Thiel, Henry Collins, Charlie Chandler and Lucy Suggs.


Cardinal spellers

St. Richard spelling scholars participated in the schoolwide spelling bee recently. After 16 long rounds, the two winning students who will move on to the district spelling bee are Natalia Elmore, who won first place, and Sofia Liberto, who placed second.


Seniors celebrate

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


Good to be here

Middle school students at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School enjoying the first day of the 2018-19 school year are (from left) Ivy Alley and Caitlin Penton.


Plan for college

Madison Ridgeland Academy recently had five alumni who attend the University of Mississippi and all are members of the Sally McDonald Honors College back on campus to speak to 11th-graders about college planning. Shown are (from left) Lennis Barlow, Cooper Ruwe, Mary Reid Dixon, Kayla Lovitt and Clay Chance.


Alumni awards

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated the 2018-19 Alumni Awards, recognizing and honoring outstanding alumni. This year’s winners are Jack Allin, 1996 – St. Andrew’s Loyalty Award; and Ben Wynne ,1979 – Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.



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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2019 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments.