The Jag Singers Booster Club is getting ready for the 2019-20 season with several events in the works. This organization supports Reveille and Radiance Show Choirs, the Madrigal Singers, and the chamber choirs of Madison Central and Rosa Scott High Schools.
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I must preface this article by emphatically stating I have no idea what I am writing about today. With this said, I have in fact pondered, read, and made mental notes regarding observations and statements made by countless individuals whom I regard much more informed than I am.
The maker of OxyContin could pay as much as $12 billion spread over time between 2,000 municipalities nationwide, including several in Mississippi, as part of a tentative settlement announced September 11, according to Associated Press reports.
When Mississippi voters went to the polls, most cast their ballots on voting machines whose days are numbered.
I have a theory about idiot lights on cars: They are controlled by the finance offices of car companies. If a car company is about to miss their earnings target, a computer program activates the engine light icon on millions of cars throughout the world, generating billions in service charges.
Birthdays. They are milestones, aren’t they? When is your birthday? I just had one. I turned 62. I don’t mind if you know my age. It’s just a number. Do you know why? Because I almost died 10 years ago. I have been given 10 extra years so far. So, I celebrate that birthday; not really a birthday but 10 bonus years. I mean, a true gift.
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Mildred Primos Smith, beloved of all who knew her, went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 9, 2019, after a brief battle with congestive heart failure.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School middle school students were recently recognized for their accomplishments at the final assembly of the school year. Recipients of The Citizenship Award are (from left) John William Walker, Andrew Gordon, and Friend Walker.
Students and parents of First Presbyterian Day School were all smiles on the first day of school including (from left) Dasha and Solomia Peipon.
Adrienne Stewart, served as co-president of the Education Center School student council. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Stewart. Trevor Clayton, son of Tiffanie Young, served as the senior class representative on the ECS student council for the 2018-2019 school year.
The Northside Sun’s efforts to shed light on the Commercial Mobile Radio Services Board (CMRS) board appear to have paid off.
At its June meeting, the board voted to create an “electronic records report showing the amount of funds” of pre-paid and post-paid cell phones distributed to each county.
our neighboring states are dealing with many of the same issues that Mississippi is facing.
Annual event benefits Extra Table.
The PGA Tour's Sanderson Farms Championship – once dubbed “the little tournament that could” by Sports Illustrated – has graduated to new, exalted status in its 51st year of existence.
We can now call it Mississippi's golf tournament that did.
Auditors recently wrapped up an investigation of the Jackson Zoo’s finances, and one thing is clear, Beth Poff took one for the team.
Poff is the park’s former executive director. She resigned from the position last year after admitting to misusing $350,000 in state bond funds to cover operations.
Plans are underway for a new residential development at the Barnett Reservoir, which is set to include lakefront lots and others with lake views, in addition to rental properties.
A group called Expedition Point LLC was the successful bidder for a 100-acre property, which will be the site for the residential development.
Gerard Gibert, a resident of Ridgeland, was recently named to the Mississippi lottery board of directors. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in economics from the University of Mississippi. He is the CEO of Venture Technology. Gibert recently spoke with Sun reporter Nikki Rowell about the Mississippi lottery.
Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco hadn’t decided at press time whether they’d appeal a judge’s decision to allow the store to locate a gas station on property across from the Highland Colony Parkway development.
I am raising three women. They are girls right now, but they will be women when I’m done with them—I hope. That’s the plan anyway. I’m aiming for three distinct versions of confident, fulfilled, kind, and brave badass women. There are so many things I do not care about regarding my children’s futures.
After running unopposed, District 25 Sen. Walter Michel now has a Democratic challenger in the 2019 election.
Michel, a Republican, qualified to run for the District 25 seat on March 1, the qualifying deadline.
On March 2, when the secretary of state released its list of qualifying candidates, Michel was unopposed.
THE legislature is in session and big money is on the line – $21 billion. This represents 18.3 percent of Mississippi’s total GDP of $115 billion.
Mississippi citizens need a clear understanding of the budget. In the end, our votes make the difference.
The wedding of Natalie Marie Flood and William Ramseur Boyles was celebrated at the Paris-Yates Chapel on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford July 28.
I am the Meanest Mama in the World. That’s the word around my house, at least. The criteria for earning this title is ever-changing. Some days, the bar is as low as telling my children that they have to bathe. Other times, I have to work harder, like when I impose a consequence: ‘You hit your sister with the iPad, so now it’s mine.’
My sister, Katie, has a birthday this week and I haven’t bought her a gift yet - but that’s sort of her fault. She’s given me a big head and very high standards to live up to by calling me the Best Gift Giver of the family. It’s a lot of pressure.
A lawsuit that claims Mississippi is violating the free-speech rights of vegetarian food producers was inevitable.
Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted most athletic are (from left) De’ja Bradford and Walker Benner.
Madison Central High School senior Nelson Washington represented his class at the Beyond Horizons: A Recognition of Scholarship and Achievement recently. Students were chosen based on academics and plans to major in a STEM discipline in college. Shown are (from left) Tiffiney, Nelson and Curtis Washington.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the lower school’s closing chapel, during which rising fifth-graders received certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth-grade.
Those traveling on East Sowell Road will soon be slowing down.
The Madison County board of supervisors voted to approve a reduction in the speed limit on East Sowell Road from Old Canton Road to Smith Carr Road from 30 MPH to 25.
The speed limit change was a recommendation from the county engineering department.
Jackson Prep students (from left, back) Dixon Hughes, Matt Gross, Olivia Clapp, Anna Stack; (front) Cassidy Zummallen, Anna Regan Mask, Hannah Arnold, Emison Geiger and Anna Katherine Cooper won the Subject Area Awards in Foreign Language at the recent 10th and 11th-grade class day program.
Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood outraised their respective primary opponents in the first four months of 2019, boosting their candidacies going into the August primary and fueling speculation of a formidable November general election bout.
Madison Middle School presented “Aladdin, Jr.” as its fall schoolwide musical. Students were chosen by audition for roles as the cast and dancers. Sixth-grade choir students sang as the chorus, while others assisted with sets, and former students served as crew.
The Garden Club of Madison began its 2018-19 year with a meeting held at the home of Miriam Ethridge. Donna Beliech, horticulturist with Mississipi State Extension Service presented a program on Mississippi Wildflowers.
Dr. Kevin Freeman from UMMC, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson during its January 15 meeting. Dr. Freeman informed the club members and guests about the Opioid Crisis and counter-measures that are being developed to combat it. Dr. Freeman is currently a behavioral pharmacologist and assistant professor at UMMC.