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Leslie Evalyn Hodge

Leslie Evalyn Hodge, 51, of New Orleans passed away at home on August 16, 2019.  Born in Augusta, Georgia to Jo Dent and Elbert “Cliff” Hodge, Leslie grew up in Oxford, Mississippi.  After moving to Jackson, Mississippi, Leslie graduated from St.



Northside Drive repaving to begin

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced that repaving is expected to begin on Northside Drive between State Street and I-55/Frontage Road.  The $2.4 million project has been made possible through the 1% Sales Tax Commission and funding made available to the Mississippi Department of Transportation by the Federal Highway


Traveling man

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Madison county leader and family enjoys exploring europe in addition to snow skiing out west.

From the sandy beaches to snowcapped mountains, Trey Baxter is ensuring his family sees it all.




Dr. Waymond Lee Rone

Waymond Lee Rone died August 19, 2019 in Jackson, Mississippi. Just two weeks earlier he had been enjoying the salt air and sea breezes in his garden at Perdido Key, Florida. Many called him Dr. Rone, Wayne, and Daddy, but his grandchildren called him Poppy.


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Solar panels

The Sierra Club’s Louie Miller is praising the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) for extending for three years an additional 2.5 cents “adder” for lower income utility customers who install solar panels.


Cheers

By ANTHONY WARREN,

City considers allowing alcohol sales before noon on Sundays.

Northsiders who go out to eat for Sunday brunch could soon no longer have to leave Jackson to enjoy a mimosa or Bloody Mary with their eggs Benedict.





Garden Works

By ALLEN MARTINSON,

Mimi and I have had a very productive year in our yard. We have designed new island beds where lawn used to be. We have added plants in existing beds to add depth and new colors. New tree varieties were added that we just had to squeeze in.




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New Rotary member

Nancy Suzonne “Suzy” Tubb was inducted into the Rotary Club of North Jackson at a recent meeting. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at noon on Tuesdays at the Rickhouse. Shown are (from left) Jon Turner, Tubb, and Ann Somers.

 

 


Spirit night

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Lower School Spirit Night at the Saints’ football game versus Velma Jackson. Shown are (from left) Anna Clay Wadlington, Miley Ray, and Mary Oliver Wadlington.

 


Cheering

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Philip, Grace and Sophia Azordegan.


Basketball buddies

Jackson Academy basketball players Sydney Morris and Emory Laseter recently met their basketball buddies Margaret Johnson and Sloan Akins at an event hosted by the Athletic Booster Club. Shown are (from left) Morris, Johnson, Akins and Laseter.

 


Softball player

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the softball team. Shown are (from left) Hillis, Edward, Anna Kathryn and Ann Day Becker.



Stickfire

Reunion Golf and Country Club hosted its annual Stickfire Golf Tournament recently with a record 108 players competing. The tournament is played every year in the name of the late Stan Hall, who was a member at Reunion when he suddenly passed away at his home January 16, 2016.


Desoto key to runoff

The runoff for the Republican nomination governor was already bound to be interesting: Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, a leader of the legislative branch, vs. Bill Waller Jr., the former leader of the state’s judicial branch.


Alaina Liess

Alaina Liess, a senior at  St. Joseph Catholic School, has been named a STAR student for the 2018-2019 school year. Susie Odom, English teacher, has been named a STAR teacher.


Freshman beauties

Madison Ridgeland Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Students selected as ninth-grade beauty and beau winners were (from left) Grayson Adams, Braeden Watters, Patton Wilson, William Pentecost, Lily Kate Farrar, Avery James, Lacy Lockey and Kaitlyn Freeman.   


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Crowned queen

Anna Kathryn McDaniel, daughter of Keith and Kathryn McDaniel of Madison, was crowned 2018 homecoming queen at Madison Ridgeland Academy. Shown are (from left, back) Alan Hart, McDaniel, Cole Thomas; (front) James Burns and Lila Vandevere.


Braves speaker

Chris Harris, director of communications, media, and broadcasting for the Mississippi Braves, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson.  Harris informed club members and guest about the AA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball team. Shown are (from left) Tim Mueller, Harris, Anna Powers, and Lori Greer.


March madness

Celebrating March Madness with a college-themed dress day at Jackson Academy were middle school students (from left) Avery Brooks, Mary Peyton Barnette, Mary Will Sykes, Win Hooker, Emory Young, Will Graven, Tad Carpenter, Winston James Thompson, Gray Glaze, Turner Denton, Mary Hampton Walker, Kendall Edmonson and Virginia Browning.


John Irwin Kassel

John Irwin Kassel, 84, of Madison, MS, passed away on August 16, 2019, in Austin TX. John was born in New Orleans, LA to Philip Charles Kassel and Iris Mire Kassel on January 23, 1935.  John attended Tulane University. He married JoAnn Morvant on Nov 3, 1956.


Enter Pre-K3

St. Richard Catholic School began its school year with the annual “Back to School” night where students are able to meet their teacher, get a preview of their classroom, and learn what after school activities will be available in StR’s “CASA” enrichment program.


Charter schools

Leland Speed, Jackson businessman, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently, informing club members and guests about the charter schools in Jackson. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at noon on Tuesdays at the Rickhouse in Jackson. Shown are (from left) Greg Campbell, club vice president, and Speed.


Where the money is

American folklore has it that when a reporter asked 20th century bank robber Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, Sutton replied, “Because that’s where the money is.”

Although Sutton denied coming up with the pithy phrase, its point is well-taken: Put your effort where you are likely to get the biggest result.



Superkids

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners dressed as their favorite Superkids Reading Program characters. Shown are (from left) Parks Thiel, Henry Collins, Charlie Chandler and Lucy Suggs.



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Madison-Ridgeland Academy students who maintained the highest academic average among all sports and activities for the 2018-2019 school year were (from left) Alexandra Cullom, Nicolas Rowan, Bryce