St. Andrew’s Episcopal School students are challenged every year to read 50 books the summer before starting 1st grade. These books can be read independently, with someone, or can be read to the student. The goal of this challenge is to keep kids reading over the summer and to instill a love of literacy and an interest in reading.
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Ready to perform at Jackson Academy’s middle school Western-themed pep rally are (from back, left) Lilly Gebhart, Mary Elizabeth Seward, Gracie Drew Pratt, Mary Manning Farese, Kendall Ross, Farrah Wilson, Abby Fielder, Amelia Dare Bowman, Isabella Conn, Vivian Baker; (front) Mary Elise Lowe, Emma Duncan Hogue, Reese McMichael, Abbi Mims, Grayc
The unprecedented success of the United States, sustained for more than 243 years, certainly has many causes. For one, a people who believe in freedom, equality and following the law is crucial. Without a populace who respects those ideals, any rules the government makes to try to promote them aren’t going to work in the long run.
Excitement grows as these two cheerleaders, (from left) Anne Wylie and Caroline Moore, continue to celebrate Madison Ridgeland Academy’s 2019 football season.
Madison-Ridgeland Academy was honored to have Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler, Alderman Tawanna Tatum, and Alderman Pat Peeler as guests at the first elementary chapel of the year. the mayor talked about how God uses each student.
The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi will host its annual Mississippi’s Walk for Diabetes on Sunday, October 6 at Southern Farm Bureau Life, 1-220, Watkins Drive exit. Registration starts at 1 p.m. with the walk ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. Participants can choose to walk or run the one-mile family fun route or 3.1/5K route.
Students who participated in New Stage’s Broadway Junior Camp for ages 11-18 included (from left, back) Darby Frost, Brian Stallings, Lauren Hite, and Timothy Magee; (fourth row) Avery Stallings, Anabel Morgan, Lucas Morrisey, Meagan Fuller; (third row) Theo Cooper, Georgia Conrad, Nicholas Sivak, Hart Jefferson, Mattie Ellis, Jeffrey Corneliu
St. Richards plans special event.
Madison-Ridgeland Rotarian Nelson Atehortua discussed his recent travels to Europe and South America with fellow club members during a club luncheon. Shown are (from left) Johnny Black, Jara Miller, Atehortua, Fran Flood, and Felipe Zuluaga.
The Rotary Club of Jackson was recently presented a program by Sandra Shelson, executive director, Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi. Shelson has been a member of the Rotary Club of Jackson since 2013. She talked about the latest crisis in the health of our children “vaping”, specifically e-cigarettes.
Belhaven is getting ever closer to establishing the city of Jackson’s first community improvement district, or CID.
The Greater Belhaven Foundation (GBF) recently submitted its draft petition for review by the city clerk and city legal department.
The Jackson Academy Carnival will take place on Tuesday, October 22 from 5-8 p.m. at the school’s main campus. The carnival is one of the primary fund-raisers for the Jackson Academy Association and is one of the oldest and largest fall festivals in the metro area.
Current officers and past presidents of Gallery Guild met to plan this fall’s lecture featuring Maureen Footer, renowned design historian and author of “Dior and His Decorators.” The lecture is set for October 8. at the Mississippi Museum of Art.
Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler said her goal for 2019 is to continue building on the city’s success, safety and overall quality of life that earned Madison national accolades in 2018.
“We will stay focused on maintaining the strong and safe environment we have and to build upon that,” Butler said. “The best is yet to be.”
The legal battle over Gluckstadt incorporation wages on, as the city of Canton has filed a cross appeal against the 2018 jurisdictional ruling and the 2019 final decree granting incorporation.
A local business owner, Ron Hutchinson, also filed an appeal before the 10-day appeals window closed on April 22.
Madison County School District is working to accommodate growth with lasting additions including a new facility to house sixth-graders in the Germantown zone.
Ann Smith Elementary and Mannsdale Upper Elementary will also soon get additional space.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Eric Peacock of Brandon announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Peacock, to Joshua Davis Fowler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Robert Fowler of Clarksdale.
I recently listened to closing arguments in the mental health lawsuit pitting Mississippi against the United States. The setting was the gleaming, modern federal building on the southside of downtown Jackson.
I’m at the beach with my entire family as I write this. Mom, Dad, both sisters and their boyfriends, my husband, all four of my kids, and a partridge in a pear tree. As any parent can attest—this is not a vacation. Vacations don’t exist when you take kids. This is a trip.
This is probably a horrible idea. As are many of the things I think will be great fun, like that perm in third grade, taking two toddlers to the Pumpkin Patch on Groupon Day by myself without a stroller, allowing an Elf on the Shelf to enter my home. These were all seemingly grand ideas prior to their enaction.
He brings his rescue pup, Willow, to work with him every day. When traveling, he enjoys spending his time in off the beaten path locations. He is not a fan of having his photo taken. In his spare time, he likes to unplug and takes joy in the peace and quiet. His love of design and decor carry over into his home life.
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).
This summer, Jackson resident Erin Smith will move to Los Angeles, not to try to make it on the big screen, but to train under world-renowned plastic surgeons as a part of her fellowship.
She will be trained by Dr. Paul Nassif, who stars on the television show “Botched” and Dr. Babak Azizzadeh.
The Ridgeland Costco could be welcoming customers next spring.
Meanwhile, residents opposed to the store are still fighting the matter in court.
Developers have applied for and received a permit to clear the Costco site, which is located on the east side of Highland Colony Parkway south of the Old Agency Road roundabout.
A lot of Mississippians are happy with our existing state of affairs. Indeed, we are the most religious and generous state in the nation. We have great hunting and fishing, little pollution, great weather and plenty of room.
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.
Bomgar tackling transparency, the economy and Justice system in 2018
Mississippi House District 58 Rep. Joel Bomgar has a lot in store for the 2018 legislative session.
Consider the following scenario.
An outside entity approaches Mississippi and says that it wants to invest a billion dollars a year in the state indefinitely and create thousands of new jobs. The only catch is that the state has to put up $100 million a year, too.
Earlier this year, the state Legislature passed legislation that will require, beginning in January 2018, most governmental agencies to utilize reverse auctions when purchasing goods and services. The legislation was hailed as a means to set more responsible purchasing practices by governmental agencies and to save taxpayer money.
So I’m kind of a frugal guy. My wife says cheap, but that’s just semantics. I like cars that get good gas mileage.
I also don’t like air pollution, since my job often has me reading about how particulates from car exhaust and other sources cause childhood asthma, premature deaths and things like that.
Beemon Drugs Owner Lester Hailey has announced that the iconic North Jackson drug store will be closing on June 25.
A notice was posted at the Maywood Mart institution today.
The store, which has been a staple on the Northside for years, is known for providing home delivery of medications to customers.