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The Price of Advice

By JASON BRANNING,

Jason K. Branning, CFP® is a fee-based investment adviser and financial planner with Asset Dedication, in Ridgeland. He owns Branning Wealth Management LLC and serves as a board trustee to the College Savings Mississippi 529 plans.


What am I forgetting?

By ELIZABETH QUINN,

Schedule pediatrician appointments, make haircut appointments, new shoes all around, soccer sign-ups x2, submit medical forms x3, check cafeteria accounts, schedule tumbling lessons, parent info meeting, register for gymnastics (on real computer, not mobile friendly), meet the teacher, potty-train the three-year-old in a week since I wasn’t pay





New Hinds County DA

Hinds County will be getting a new District Attorney just as it faces a murder rate not seen since the crack years of the early 1990s. Ironically, the new DA, Jody Owens, led the Southern Poverty Law Center’s lawsuit against Mississippi for prison reform. That’s not exaclty a lock-’em-up resume.


Excellence

Recognized for scholastic excellence and their significant contributions in a subject area at Jackson Academy were class of 2019 graduates (from back, left) Will Thomas, Preston McWilliams, Burkette Moulder, John Porch, Owen Fracchia, Thomas Iupe, Johnny Carpenter, Jacob Galatas, Charles Williams; (second row) Kelsey Ford, Ashley Manning, Lucy



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Connection

Randy Watkins’ love of golf takes him to the U.S. Open and mentoring young players on the sport.

Sports are a hobby for many, but one Northsider understands the connections that can be gained through sports.




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




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second chance

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Recently released female prisoners find help in adjusting through crossroads ministry

Within three years of release from prison, nearly 70 percent of released prisoners were re-arrested. A Madison County program is aiming to cut back on recidivism and help those who are recently released turn their lives around.


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Band seniors

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seniors in the 2018-19 upper school band are (from left) John Sistrunk, Hannah Clay King, Nathanael Smith, Henry Sanders, Patrick Marcus and Allen Ryu.


White team

Jackson Prep’s seventh-grade boys basketball white team includes members (from left, back) Andy Brown, Parker Puckett, Thomas Gough, Charlie Faulk; (front) Brantley Denson, Jack Dryden, Beckham Powers, Allen Rebich. Not pictured: Christopher McHenry.

 


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.


Chiefs meet

Annie B. McKee with Mississippi Humanities Council, gave a program recently to the Magnolia State Chapter, NSDAR on Choctaw Chief Pushmataha and his meeting with Shawnee Chief Tecumseh.


Skilled labor

Scott Waller was a recent speaker for the Rotary Club of Jackson. He talked about the need for a strong work force and deficit in skilled labor in the state. Shown are (from left) club President Neddie Winters, Waller, and Julian Watson.


Learn initiative

Coach Larry Calhoun recently visited First Presbyterian Day School as part of the Mississippi Department of Education and The Bower Foundation’s Move to Learn Initiative. Shown with Calhoun (back) are (from left, front) Henry Russ, Andre Shelton, and Clark Smith.

 


Convocation

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School lower school students served as acolytes during the opening convocation and installation of Head of School Tom Sheppard. Shown are (from left) Sohan Reddy, Addison Tatum, Bryant Weatherspoon, Alice McElroy, Ben Croft, the Rt. Rev. Brian R. Seage, Baani Bedi, Ellie Brown, Mary Mac Sorrell, and Johann Bhagat.


Football senior

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


Most charming

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted Most Charming are (from left) Sara Wilson Fielder and Eli Ridgeway.


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Breaking News

A settlement could be on the horizon in the city of Jackson’s $225 million lawsuit against Siemens... READ MORE

Obituaries

William Morris (Bill) Yeager, 90, passed away peacefully at his home on August 13, 2019 in Jackson... READ MORE

Social

First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders (from left) Causey Jones and Casen Macke were chosen Best Manners by their classmates.