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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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GOLFERS

Playing on the 2017-2018 golf team at Jackson Academy are (from left, back) Matthew Frost, Jack Gnam, John Henson III, Jordan Davis, Robert Culpepper, Rob Mahaffey; (front) Peyton Norwood, Connor Gee, Jack Culhane, Duncan Scanlon, Will Graven, Merritt Nations, Drake Lester, and Davis Cress.


Small Krewe

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Early Childhood students celebrated Mardi Gras by forming the Krewe of Little Saints and parading for the first to fourth-graders, tossing beads to the cheering throngs along the way. Shown are (from left) Vehaan Gupta, Lantz Shepard, Emme Kim, and Anna Clay Wadlington.


Special session swindle

All state legislature had to do was adjust the fuel tax for inflation. The 18.4 cents per gallon tax has remained the same for over 30 years while the cost to maintain roads has increased, naturally, with the inflation rate. This is not rocket science.


Varsity soccer

Jackson Prep 2017-2018 varsity soccer awards went to (from left) Tanner McCraney, Most Valuable Player; Reed Peets, Patriot Award; Russell Roberts, Best Offensive Player; Chance Lovertich, Impact Award; Jake Maloney, Best Defensive Player.

 


Advisory board

The Professional Advisory Board of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation recently met to welcome Walton Fenelon as the new associate director. Shown are (from left, back) Catherine Wells, Kim Jones, Donna Smith, Fenelon, Gina O’Connell, Anna Adcock; (front) Lee Parrott, Mark Roth, and Arianna Bierdeman.



Most talented

Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Most Talented were (from left) Meriwether Marchetti and Charlie Davis.


Club meeting

The Garden Club of Madison met recently. Kim Duease presented the program followed by refreshments. Hostesses were (from left) Brenda Fortenberry, Carol Stockett, Mary Ann Workman, Sharon Robinson, Tina Begley, Connie Starkey, Laurel Albrecht and Duease.


Special Olympics mission

The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Monica Daniels, executive director of Special Olympics Mississippi as a guest speaker at a recent meeting. Daniels spent many years working with the Magnolia Speech School as a result of her child’s deafness, which led her to work with the United Way and then Special Olympics.


All subjects high

At the Jackson Prep seventh-grade honors forum, students recognized for having 95 or above in all subjects were (from left, back) William Walker, Chase Thompson; (front) Kelsey Clay, Will Upton and Tyler Reeves.


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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.