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Elementary chapel

J Nelson from Christ United Methodist Church spoke recently at elementary chapel at Madison Ridgeland Academy. His daughter Ella Kate’s class led chapel that day.


Powder blue

The 2018-2019 Jackson Prep seventh-grade girls basketball  powder blue team includes members (from left, back) Lilly Luckett, Emily Van Uden, Percy Oliver, Vail Wartes, Haley Yelverton; (front) Josie Essary, Margaret Dye, Livi Mathews, Mari Lampton Walker.


All about D.C.

The third grade at Madison Ridgeland Academy enjoyed having Sandy Sanford, Wells Sanford’s dad, speak to them about Washington, D.C. Shown are (from left) Taft Webb, Mary Catherine Smith, Crew Smith, Wells and Sandy Sanford, Luciana Universal, Anderson Sullivan.

 


Eating well

First Presbyterian Day School second-graders enjoyed a Thanksgiving Feast. Shown are (from left) Deviney Claire McElveen, Sawyer Simpson and Charlotte Lucas.


Geography bee winner

Andrew Smith, (left) an eighth-grader at St. Joseph Catholic School, recently won the 2019 St. Joe Middle School National Geographic GeoBee. Smith now takes a written test to qualify for the state competition. Smith is shown with the St. Joe GeoBee moderator Brenda Cofer (right), who teaches seventh-grade social studies.


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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.



Bramlett on role as district attorney

John K. Bramlett Jr. was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as District Attorney for the 20th Circuit Court District, which includes Madison and Rankin counties. He replaces Michael Guest, who was elected to the U.S. Congress. Bramlett has served as an assistant district attorney in the 20th Circuit Court District since 2015.









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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).






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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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Social

We are fortunate to attend a small church with a tight-knit congregation. Our children’s committee hosts a baby shower for each expectant family in our church and invites the entire congregation.