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first tee

Margo Coleman uses golf to help teach young people skills for a successful life

For the last two decades, Margo Coleman has worked to give amateur golfers across the state numerous opportunities to improve their skills as players.

Her work even helped some junior golfers earn college scholarships.



Pothole Blues

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Manpower and money hurting city’s efforts to repair streets

Jackson’s long-planned assault on potholes is less an assault and more an attempt to dip water out of a bucket with a teaspoon.

Last fall, city officials said they had fallen behind on repairing potholes largely because of broken down equipment.



Dorlisa Hutton on SR1 and purpose

Dorlisa Hutton, a Jackson native, serves as the chief operations officer for SR1. Hutton earned her undergraduate degree in healthcare administration at Jackson State University. She earned her master’s degree in public health from Jackson State and a master’s in biomedical science from the University of Mississippi.


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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.


McGinnis on Academy of Ancient Music

Richard McGinnis is president of the Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music. McGinnis, who co-founded the group in 1982 with Max Garriott, is a professor of chemistry at Tougaloo College. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and his master’s in chemistry from Harvard University.


answers the calling

Dwayne Pickett Turns Old Canton Road Church into Ministry For Faith And Education

Each Sunday, thousands of resident heads to church to hear one man. Pastor Dwayne Pickett preaches twice every Lord’s day at New Jerusalem on Old Canton Road (former home of Colonial Heights Baptist).



Sixty years

Rowan Brinston celebrates 60 years with Beemons and soon hitting 90 years of living

Rowan Brinston joined Beemon Drugs in 1958, the iconic pharmacy sold ice cream, had a soda fountain and a grill.

Sixty years later he misses the hamburgers. They were “good eating.”



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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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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Two area high schools have started what will be an annual competition to raise money for waterfowl conservation.