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Excell

Madison-Ridgeland Academy’s students find themselves nearly half-way through the semester and excelling in more ways than one. Friendships, studies, and extracurricular activities are just a few areas where these girls find themselves thriving.


Students of the month

Madison Central High School’s September students of the month are  (from left, back) Trey Smith, Joseph Perryman, Will Farthing and James Covington; (third row) Justice Rose, Connor Bell, Madison Biggerstaff and Carmen Sumrall; (second row) Josh Dear, Reid Hewitt and Christian Hawthorne; (front) Tyra Swan, Neely Kiihnl and Yolanda Edwards.



Book fiasco

After allowing the books at the Charles Tisdale Library to rot, it now appears that the Jackson-Hinds Library System will let the city of Jackson foot the bill for disposing of them.

Last month, the Jackson-Hinds board of trustees voted to abandon its interests in the E. Northside Drive facility, effective September 30.


World Peace

The Montessori Academy of Jackson recently celebrated World Peace Day.  Participating were (from left) Lincoln Songcharoen, John Hudson Abel, Jake Aldy, Emmerson Laschanzky, Blue Harper Mitchel, Rio Horlings, and Carter Woodruff.





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Dog Days of Summer

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

Short as the walk that ends the night                 

“You’re a good girl. Now behave yourself.” 

I tighten the leash, stop a moment to catch my breath, bend over and pet the dog.  “We should be able to finish our walk, then I have some things to take care of before I, ‘make it to the church on time,’” I hum.


Richard Ward Dortch

Richard Ward Dortch, lifelong resident of Jackson, Mississippi, died peacefully on September 18, 2019 following a brief illness. Because of his tall stature and playful nature, younger generations called him “Big Richard,” and even younger ones shortened the nickname to simply “Big.” He was 83.






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5 things you didn’t know about Mark & Mary Shapley

By NIKKI ROWELL,

They are going to become grandparents for the first time in February 2020. Their best memories are from family trips with their children. While they cook up tasty meals at the restaurant, their meals at home are usually really simple. Several of the paintings on the restaurant walls were done by Mark. In their off time, they like to binge-w






Renaissance construction

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Construction is on track for the second and third phases of Renaissance, complete with a show fountain and Malco theater.

Phase two of Renaissance is projected to be complete sometime this summer or early fall.

The Costco portion of phase three and four should be complete by next summer.





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Richard Ward Dortch

Richard Ward Dortch, lifelong resident of Jackson, Mississippi, died peacefully on September 18, 2019 following a brief illness. Because of his tall stature and playful nature, younger generations called him “Big Richard,” and even younger ones shortened the nickname to simply “Big.” He was 83.


Performers

First-graders at First Presbyterian Day School performed their annual Christmas pageant, "Sent to be our King." Shown are (from left, back) Ella Tullos, Wills Lane, Allen Arterberry, Owen Green, Sam Bowman, Lettie Wyatt, (middle) Marie Young, Sydney Smith, Neely Boyd, McRee Raggio, Baker Arnemann; (front) Hank May, Katherine Lewis, Maddie Reeve


Mission project

Claudette Nolan (back), education director of Mission First’s main campus, visited First Presbyterian Day School chapel as part of the school’s year-long mission project. Shown with Nolan are (from left, front) Hudson Herring, Edward Coco, Carlin Johnson, and Calyn Macke.


Equestrian team honors

Members of the Jackson Academy equestrian team recently honored by the Mississippi Hunter Jumper Association for their work during the 2018 show season include (from left, back) Alex Guild, Sophie Rhoden, Ana Kelly Hontzas, Regan Felder, Reese McMichael; (front) Sophie Slade, Alden McNamara, Lily Rhoden, and Addison Armstrong.

 


Pageant beauty

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017-2018 Précis Pageant. Voted among the beauties and beaux were (from left) Anne Clark Harvey and Tanner McCraney.




Common sense

Now-retired Madison County Circuit Judge William Chapman, before his retirement in January, set aside Patrick Beadle's conviction for drug trafficking and allowed him to plead guilty to simple possession.


Support Batson

Tony Sanders, (left) manager of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, recently presented a check to Meredith Aldridge, (right) Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in memory of Terry Leary, former past president of the Mississippi Jeweler’s Association.


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The Montessori Academy of Jackson recently celebrated World Peace Day.  Participating were (from left) Lincoln Songcharoen, John Hudson Abel, Jake Aldy, Emmerson Laschanzky, Blue Harper Mitchel, R