Jackson Academy’s Silver Steppers for the 2019-2020 season are (from left, back) Vivien Stevens, Blair Wilson, Enisha Shelton, Mya Coins, Eliza Perkins, Caroline Bennett, Sophie Rhoden, Hayes Tharp, Elizabeth Copeland, Anna Lauren Parker, Avery Brooks; (middle row) Molly Baldwin, Kate Frost, Olivia Smith, Landry Lester, Mae Mathison, Anna Marga
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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.
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.
Jackson city officials confirmed today that one employee has been placed on administrative leave while one resident has been arrested for straight-piping, a method of stealing water by bypassing city water meters.
He is a second generation American, as his father’s parents were immigrants from Scotland and his mother’s from Norway. He considers his wife, Caroline, to be his most important attribute in his role as Head of School. He attended Vanderbilt on a football scholarship and played rugby in law school.
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
To quote Shakespeare, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Ridgeland officials and Old Town stakeholders, on the other hand, are hoping that a name change will make a difference in the city’s historic district.
Burglars beware! New security cameras are soon going up in the LOHO neighborhood.
The city of Jackson recently approved plans to install the devices at five of the neighborhood’s main entrances.
LOHO board president John Morgan Hughes hopes to have the cameras in place sometime this month.
A settlement could be on the horizon in the city of Jackson’s $225 million lawsuit against Siemens Industry.
In a letter dated August 14, attorneys for the city of Jackson and Siemens Industry Inc. notified the courts that the parties had “decided to try to reach a resolution through mediation.”
Gluckstadt residents supporting the area’s incorporation efforts are fighting the Madison County board of supervisors’ recent decision to allow another access point to Church Road from a property across from Germantown High School.
Work has begun to repair a major sinkhole at the intersection of Ridgewood Road and Lelia Drive. Crews descended on the site today and had begun digging up a portion of Ridgewood that collapsed last year as a result of a broken storm drain. The road south of the work site had been closed to through-traffic.
The Phoenix Club of Jackson is a group of young professional men who support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi through fundraising events and campaigns. Its members are business, social and philanthropic leaders who strive to help their community’s youth.
As a patient, do you ever find yourself frustrated with the lack of access to your physician or long wait times for appointments? Somehow, patients have become lost in the current system, and physicians have become frustrated with bureaucratic red tape that prevents them from taking care of the patients that they have taken an oath to serve.
Influenced by the Garden District in New Orleans, a new residential development will soon be in the works in the city of Madison.
The Madison board of aldermen recently voted to approve the site plan for the residential portion of the Village.
Ross Weems is president of the Phoenix Club of Jackson. Weems, who has been an active member of the board since 2015, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University and currently is first vice president with BankPlus’ Private Client Group in Jackson.
The first scheduled hearing in the annexation case involving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is slated for January 24.
Two cities, Flowood and Pearl, are attempting to annex land surrounding Jackson-Evers, in what city of Jackson officials call a “tax grab.”
The city of Ridgeland’s weekly farmers’ market, True Local Market, has been extended into the new year.
True Local Market began in October and was expected to run through the end of December 2018. However, due to the success of the market, it will continue.
Over the years as a newspaper publisher, I have received dozens of letters from prison inmates seeking help. Typically, they write about horrendous conditions, unfair treatment, brutality or proclaim their innocence.
A master plan for the Capitol Complex Improvement District (CCID) should be in place by mid-March.
Just months after the firms were brought on, Waggoner Engineering/AJA Consultants and Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons are expected to wrap up work on the plan by the spring.
RIDGELAND MUNICIPAL COURT TO OFFER FEE WAIVER PROGRAM FOR OUTSTANDING ARREST WARRANTS ON CONTEMPT OF COURT
The Ridgeland Police Department in conjunction with Ridgeland Municipal Court will offer a Fee Waiver Program for individuals with arrest warrants for Contempt of Court (Failure to Appear). This period will begin Tuesday, February 19th and end Friday, March 1st, 2019.
First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders participate in “Spirit Days” on the Tuesdays of their home football games. Shown are (from left) Reid Vineyard, Stewart Grubbs, Nick Kogan and Preston Marion.
The fourth-grade class at First Presbyterian Day School enjoyed an end of the year picnic at Twin Lakes Camp and Conference Center. Shown are (from left) Ann Elise Walker, Kaedence Chiasson and Mollie Stansell.
I believe obituaries should be both factual and funny. Have you ever had to write an obituary or contemplated writing your own? Historically, obituaries have only stated facts. For example Jane graduated high school from ____, college from _____, member of ____, survived by _______ and services will be held at _____.
Jamarcus Sutton was senior class president at St. Joseph Catholic School.
Walker Barnes received the Scott Branning scholarship in recognition of his care for others and tenacity in overcoming challenges. The scholarship was established in honor of its namesake, former Jackson Academy coach and teacher Scott Branning.
Doug Morgan was the big winner of the August River Hills King of the Court session, getting a $180 paycheck for his tennis doubles prowess. Other winners sharing the $1,000 total purse are (from left) Jack McCants, Nick Morgan, Miles Marcus, Doug Morgan, Bob Crumpton, Stephen Stacks.
Team Reunion is the recent winner of the 2019 Gulf States PGA Caribbean Beach Pro-Am. Team members Assistant Golf Professional Blake Hatfield, Doug Garner, Justin Blackwell, and Jared Kobs won the three-day tournament by one shot. The event was held at the Casa de Campo Resort in the Dominican Republic.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Andrea, Henry and Jay Sanders.
The Jackson Academy Association (JAA) will host A Blue and White Night at the Country Club of Jackson on Saturday, August 10. The annual fundraising event brings Jackson Academy (JA) families, alumni, faculty, staff, and administration together for an evening of fellowship.
Mississippi is the only state in the nation where a candidate could garner a majority vote (more than 50 percent) and not win the statewide office he or she was pursuing.