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Girls A team

Members of the 2019 Jackson Prep Girls A Tennis Team are (from left, back) Lily Flowers, Madeleine Conerly, Mackenzie Nichols, Caroline Whitaker, Kennedy Cleveland, Head Coach Rachel Causey; (front) Anna Gibbs, Olivia Moore, Sarah Herring, Sara Scott Gideon, Madeline Claire Hughes. Not pictured: Emma Dye, Assistant Coach Gill Burke.   



Patriotic day

First-graders at Jackson Academy (from left) Dudley Stancill, Brody Reed, Chase Ory, Grayson Moomaw, Ainslie Long, William Lauderdale, Nicholas Lagg, and Maya Al-Bayati performed in the lower school’s Patriotic Day program, singing songs and reciting poetry for an audience of family and friends, including active duty members of the military and



Dear Editor:

A recent column by Jon Pritchett of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy had some useful suggestions to promote economic growth in Mississippi. Among them were eliminating unnecessary occupational licenses and regulations that may not be helpful. Two of his suggestions though would probably reduce economic growth.



Doctor of the day

Dr. Kristen Crawford, (right) an internal medicine practitioner, served as Legislative Doctor of the Day at the Capitol recently. In that capacity, Dr. Crawford was available to provide emergency medical treatment to lawmakers and critical staff. Dr. Crawford is standing with Sen. David Blount (left), who introduced her.

 

 




Sophomore favorites

Germantown High School favorites in the 10-grade are (from left, back) Colton Gardner, Cooper Williams, Houston Haley, Josh Harrell; (front) Amelia Agostinelli, Anna Claire Savell, Kate Brasher and Ella Maulding.

 


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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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NURSE RUCKER

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

St. Dominic’s community program leads to fulfilling life working with elementary students

“I am blessed to do what I do. I get to play every day as much as I work,” said Patricia Rucker, Mannsdale Elementary lower school nurse.

Patricia didn’t always have her mind set on nursing, but she always knew she wanted to help others.









Stan Buckley on But God Ministries

Stan Buckley is founder and director of But God Ministries in Ridgeland. The Madison resident started the group in 2011, around the time he stepped down as pastor of First Baptist Church of Jackson. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and received his Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law.



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JA student killed in car crash, one day before she was to graduate

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.

Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.

The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.








Child's Prayer

Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital

The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).



Trying Again

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Michel still wants neighborhood improvement district

District 25 Sen. Walter Michel hopes the fourth time will be the charm when it comes to seeing a “neighborhood improvement district” bill passed.

The Northside senator is planning to introduce a bill creating the NIDs in the 2018 session.


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The University of Mississippi recently released the Fall 2018 Dean’s List. Students must earn a semester GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 to be listed on the Dean’s List.