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Support singers

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.


Better stewards of Earth

By JEFF NORTH,

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.


Opioid lawsuits

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.






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Citizenship Award

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.


All Smiles

Students and parents of First Presbyterian Day School were all smiles on the first day of school including (from left) Dasha and Solomia Peipon.



Student council

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.






Zoo blues

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.


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Gerard Gibert on Mississippi Lottery

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.









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Beyond meat

A lawsuit that claims Mississippi is violating the free-speech rights of vegetarian food producers was inevitable.


Most athletic

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted most athletic are (from left) De’ja Bradford and Walker Benner.


Beyond horizons

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.


Citizenship

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.


Slower Speed Limits

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.

 


Foreign language

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.



Players

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.


Garden club meeting

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.


Opioid crisis

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.


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A special Commissioning Service was held for St. Richard Catholic School sixth grade students in honor of the leadership they will provide  this school year.