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5 things you didn’t know about Mark & Mary Shapley

By NIKKI ROWELL,

They are going to become grandparents for the first time in February 2020. Their best memories are from family trips with their children. While they cook up tasty meals at the restaurant, their meals at home are usually really simple. Several of the paintings on the restaurant walls were done by Mark. In their off time, they like to binge-w





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Stan Buckley on But God Ministries

Stan Buckley is founder and director of But God Ministries in Ridgeland. The Madison resident started the group in 2011, around the time he stepped down as pastor of First Baptist Church of Jackson. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and received his Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law.


Tiny state agency plans on issuing $895 million bond

By WYATT EMMERICH,

When a Tiny backwater state agency published a public notice in the newspaper that it planned on issuing up to $895 million in state debt, it raised some eyebrows.

The Municipal Gas Authority of Mississippi (MGAM) only has a half-dozen or so employees, but that isn’t stopping the 30-year-old agency from some whopping plans.





Shut-offs

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson officials going after unpaying water customers

The new year will mean new efforts by the city of Jackson to recoup an estimated $20 million in outstanding water revenues.

The city ramped up its water shut-off efforts to recoup funds on about 20,000 delinquent accounts, according to Public Works Director Robert Miller.




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Celebrate Mississippi

Jackson Academy fourth-grade students recently gave presentations about the state and handed out coloring books from the office of the secretary of state in celebration of Mississippi’s bicentennial. Shown are students (from left) Ella Williams, Perry James, Chase Fleming, and Frances Watson.



anne mccormack

, Jackson Academy senior, was recognized as a semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. McCormack will continue in competition to be a finalist for Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring. She is the daughter of Kimberly McCormack of Jackson and Jess and Mark McCormack of Madison.


More Training for Billing

A private contractor is coming back on to ensure city of Jackson employees can operate the city’s water/sewer billing software.

Recently, the Jackson City Council approved bringing on Origin Consulting LLC to train employees to operate the new billing system put in place as part of the city’s $91 million system overhaul.



Dry bones

Local author Jeanhee Kang was the guest speaker at a recent luncheon of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Kang, author of “Meegook: Dry Bones” discussed the challenges she faced in her youth as she sought to educate herself and deal with being an outcast before she arrived in America and became a successful businesswoman.


Audrey Harper

daughter of Cory and Heidi Harper, made the Carnegie Hall Honors Performance Series. She’s the granddaughter of Phil and Mary Evelyn Harper of Madison and Larry and the late Patsy Foote of Madison.



John Vanderloo

John Vanderloo, M.D., a family medicine physician, was recently named a Doctor of Distinction by the Mississippi State Medical Association. MSMA Doctors of Distinction are named after they complete the full course of the MSMA Physician Leadership Academy, which trains them to be leaders and advocates.



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Friday is the season opener for the Jackson Academy (JA) Raiders, with the team set to travel to Greenwood to take on perennial powerhouse Pillow Academy.