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Excellence

Recognized for scholastic excellence and their significant contributions in a subject area at Jackson Academy were class of 2019 graduates (from back, left) Will Thomas, Preston McWilliams, Burkette Moulder, John Porch, Owen Fracchia, Thomas Iupe, Johnny Carpenter, Jacob Galatas, Charles Williams; (second row) Kelsey Ford, Ashley Manning, Lucy


What am I forgetting?

By ELIZABETH QUINN,

Schedule pediatrician appointments, make haircut appointments, new shoes all around, soccer sign-ups x2, submit medical forms x3, check cafeteria accounts, schedule tumbling lessons, parent info meeting, register for gymnastics (on real computer, not mobile friendly), meet the teacher, potty-train the three-year-old in a week since I wasn’t pay


The Price of Advice

By JASON BRANNING,

Jason K. Branning, CFP® is a fee-based investment adviser and financial planner with Asset Dedication, in Ridgeland. He owns Branning Wealth Management LLC and serves as a board trustee to the College Savings Mississippi 529 plans.


Upswing

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Golf on the N’side growing in popularity among junior players

After plateauing in recent years, junior golf on the Northside again appears to be on the upswing.


New Hinds County DA

Hinds County will be getting a new District Attorney just as it faces a murder rate not seen since the crack years of the early 1990s. Ironically, the new DA, Jody Owens, led the Southern Poverty Law Center’s lawsuit against Mississippi for prison reform. That’s not exaclty a lock-’em-up resume.


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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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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.


Duke Talent Search

Fifth graders at Mannsdale Upper Elementary who were selected as fourth graders who were selected as part of the Duke Talent Identification Progam included (from left, back) Chloe Griggs, Walker Knight, Cathleen Zheng, Nyasia Brown, Gideon Basden, My’Angel Robinson, and Porter Dancy; (third row)Abigail McKinney, Phoebe Coulter, Caitlyn Wagoner,


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.   


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.

 


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.

 

 


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.


Cheers

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Marsha, Logan and Brent Wood.


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.


Seniors honored

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s basketball teams recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing seniors on the teams and their families. Shown are (from left) Bryan, Olivia and Connie Lantrip.

 


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.


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Robotics

Representatives from a wireless network recently spoke to Madison Ridgeland Academy’s middle school Robotics Club. They brought their robot Pepper for the students to enjoy. Shown are (from left) Rocco Universal, Jack Polles, Jackson Toler, Barr Biggs, Wilkes Johnson and Landry Horn.

 


Upper school

Jackson Academy students (from left) Hannah Hardee, Anna Katherine Ray, and Grace Owens entered their sophomore year in the upper school recently.


Staying grounded

Madison Middle School presented “Aladdin, Jr.” as their fall schoolwide musical.  Students were chosen by audition for roles as the cast and dancers.  Sixth-grade choir students sang as the chorus, while others assisted with sets, and former students served as crew.  Shown are Princess Jasmine’s attendants trying to keep her grounded as she str


Good to be here

Middle school students at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School enjoying the first day of the 2018-19 school year are (from left) Ivy Alley and Caitlin Penton.


Eagle Scout brothers

William McHenry (second from left) and Harry McHenry (third from left) were recognized for earning the Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. For their Eagle Projects, William made improvements at  Greenwood Cemetary and Harry built picnic tables for the  Methodist Children’s Home.


Champions

First Presbyterian Day School’s sixth-grade football team recently completed their season with a championship win.


Cum Laude induction

Jackson Prep held the Cum Laude Induction 2019 recently for students (from left, back) Jay Waits, Andrew Wasson, Will Jones, Genevieve Hurst, Catherine Watson, Kennedy Marble, Hannah Arnold, Barron Liston, Eliza Burnham, Anna Katherine Cooper; (middle row) Robert Griffis, Anna Stack, Parkman Speights, Elizabeth Speed, Emma Sapen, Abigail Pittma


NUTCRACKER

First Presbyterian Day School students who were in Ballet Mississippi’s production of the “Nutcracker” include (from left, back) Carolyn George, Helen Fulcher, Fran Gregory, Ellen Morgan, McClain Morgan, Elizabeth Sweat, Anne Melton Hewitt, Raney Hogan; (second row) Emma Shay, Olivia Mitchell, Deviney Claire McElven, Caroline Conner, Isabella B


State in good shape on measles

There is a tendency, when talking about Mississippi, to focus heavily on the areas where the state doesn’t do well.

Given its low ranking in desirable categories, such as income and education, and its high ranking in undesirable ones, such as incarceration and obesity, there’s a lot to talk about when discussing our state’s failings.


Faux finishing

Guest speaker for a recent luncheon meeting of the Welcome Neighbor Club was Virginia Weathersby, who presented a program on faux finishing. Shown are (from left) Darlene Roberts, program chairman for Welcome Neighbor, Weathersby and her mother Lavonne Burney.

 


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Breaking News

Tim Bryan has taken over for Dan Gaillet as engineer for Madison County.

Obituaries

Leslie Evalyn Hodge, 51, of New Orleans passed away at home on August 16, 2019.  Born in Augusta,... READ MORE

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First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders (from left) Causey Jones and Casen Macke were chosen Best Manners by their classmates.