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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.



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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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Eagle

John Moak Scarbrough (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s February Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project recycled newpaper distribution boxes as Little Libraries for Batson Childrens Hospital. joins over 600 Eagle Scouts from Troop 8 since 1921.



Spirited

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted Most School-Spirited are (from left) Leah Richardson and Preston McWilliams.


Shares journey

The Reverend Eddie Spencer, author, and former inmate recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Jackson. He shared his journey from prison to redemption. Shown are (from left), Janet Scott, club president; Spencer, and Jim Rosenblatt.


Book tour

Author and illustrator Greg Pizzoli recently read his newly published work, “The Book Hog,” aloud to Jackson Academy lower school students. Shown are (from left) Kate Holsenbeck, Cash Woodall, Chase Ory, Pizzoli, Elizabeth Peters, Reece Burgess and Allyssa Lynskey.

 


Earns Eagle Scout honors

Charlie Barbour (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project built tables for North Jackson Youth Baseball and Softball. He is shown with his parents Laura and Charles Barbour.



Perfect attendance

The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently recognized four members of the club with perfect attendance. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at noon at the Rickhouse in Jackson. Shown are (from left) Charlie Johnson, 26 years; Jim Stanley, 38 years; Bill Osborne, one year; and Erik Heron, 41 years.


Extra Help

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Established overlay districts proving successful for Jackson.

Eastover residents continue to enjoy their large yards and dense tree canopies almost eight years after an overlay district was expanded in the area to protect them.


Hall of Fame

Alex Gibbs, Jerrion Ealy, Mackenzie Nichols, Reece Davis; (front) Catherine Watson, Abigail Pittman, Eliza Burnham, Mary Patton Murphy


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Three blind mice

First Presbyterian Day School held its annual Kindergarten Mother Goose Parade. Shown are (from left) Patrick Gunn, Jackson Ratcliffe, and Eliot Frascogna.

 


color values

Jackson Academy fourth grade students (from left, back) Chelby Toplin, Avery Pickering, Susannah Keyne Harmon, Rett Robinson, Pruet James, Leighton SIjansky; (front) Phoebe Graham, Jayne Riley Edwards, Ellie Seago, Coleman Edmonson and Nicholas Jones recently completed a new art project combining drawing with a color-value study.


Meet the Grinch

First-grade students at Jackson Academy (from left) Graham Adams, Emma Mills, Savannah Peters, Ava Harwell, Harper Cooley and Kate Ferrell were excited to meet The Grinch after sending letters asking him not to steal Christmas.

 


Community service

Magnolia State Chapter, NSDAR of Ridgeland, recently presented a Community Service Award to Gale Dunaway for her devotion and protection of animals. Dunaway has rescued horses, birds, goats, dogs, and cats, to name a few, for more than 30 years. She takes them home, gets them the care they need, and finds them forever homes.


Sports betting

Ross Bjork, athletic director at Ole Miss, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Bjork informed members and guests about the athletic budget, sports betting and the upcoming football season. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at noon on Tuesday’s at The Rickhouse.


Bible studies

First Presbyterian Day School fifth and sixth grade boys and girls have begun monthly Bible Studies. Shown are (from left, back) Jennifer Dryden, Emily Oswalt; (front) Rose Turner, Meg Barbour, Elizabeth Sweat, Isabella Bryant, Olivia Mitchell.



News Briefs

Downtown Parking

The Jackson Police Department (JPD) has stepped up parking enforcement along East Capitol Street, meaning vehicles parked in the street’s center loading zone for extended periods of time could be subject to a ticket.


Quiz bowl

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s Quiz Bowl team competed in the seventh annual Mustang Invitation Tournament at Murrah High School. They competed against 22 other teams from all around Mississippi and the surrounding states, placing first in the tournament for the fourth year in a row.


Seniors celebrate

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Eric, Katlyn and Michelle Garner.


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Breaking News

A settlement could be on the horizon in the city of Jackson’s $225 million lawsuit against Siemens... READ MORE

Obituaries

Waymond Lee Rone died August 19, 2019 in Jackson, Mississippi. Just two weeks earlier he had been... READ MORE

Social

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.