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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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Award recipients

At Jackson Academy (from left) Elizabeth Copeland and Adams Kennedy were recipients of the Dan Morse Award, which recognizes a boy and a girl in the rising ninth grade class who embody the school’s mission to pursue lives of purpose and significance, and inspire others to do the same.


Big chapel acolytes

St. Andrew’s Episcopal lower school students serve as acolytes during big chapel each week. Some serving during the 2018-2019 year were (from left) Emily Reynolds, Eloise Turnage, Addison Tatum, Alice McElroy, Reed Chudy, Alex Fuentes, Hudson Eubanks and Riley Thurman.


Wittiest

Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Wittiest Girl and Boy were (from left) Annie Rogers and Will Gage.


Flag history

The Annandale Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met recently at the Country Club of Jackson.  Robin Person with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History presented a program entitled “The History of the American Flag”.  Annandale members Mary Manning and Mary Sue Mosby presented Robin with a subscription to the American Spir



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.


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.


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MUTS FOR MUTTS

Ninety runners recently participated in the Big Butts Trail Race organized by Mississippi Ultra and Trail Society (MUTS). The participants ran on trails all day for distances of 100k or 50k at Buddy Butts Park and Mississippi College Choctaw Trails.


Rotary speaker

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba was a recent speaker for the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) club president Neddie Winters,  Lumumba and LeRoy Walker.


Eagle Scout

Jonathan Booker (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s February Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. He constructed playground equipment for disabled children at Hope Hollow for his Eagle project. Booker joins more than 600 Eagle Scouts from Troop 8 since 1921.


Alumni awards

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated the 2018-19 Alumni Awards, recognizing and honoring outstanding alumni. This year’s winners are Jack Allin, 1996 – St. Andrew’s Loyalty Award; and Ben Wynne ,1979 – Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.


Parent of the Year

A community volunteer and advocate for education, Kenya Key Rachal has been named Ridgeland High Parent of the Year. Rachal believes that parental involvement is a key to school success. She has been a member of the PTO Board since 2016 and a  volunteer assisting at numerous school events and chairing events.


Subject area awards

Jackson Prep freshmen earning Subject Area Awards are (from left, back) Wayne Hsieh, Coding Award; Chambers Malouf, French II Award; Jeffrey Jordan, Latin II Award; (third row) Owen Abney, Honors Biology Award; Jack Harvey, Latin I Award; Ethan Batol, Biology Award; Barnes Lowry, Spanish I Award; Jay Fountain, Band Award; (second row) Ellyn Wai


Chapel

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School lower school students recently served as acolytes during their weekly big chapel service. Shown are (from left) Dylan Tobias, Hannah Midgett, Ella Sofia Fraser, Aniyah Tapper, Ellie Brown, Ria Aggarwal, Jake Parker and Caroline Zhou.

 


Running club

Jackson Academy fourth grade students who ran 100 miles or more in Running Club this year were (from left, back) Elizabeth Wells, Brianna Wang, Adrianna Wang, Walter Towery, Vaiden Taylor, Sam Smith, Liam Spratlin; (second row) Ellie Seago, Mary Madison New, James Ogden, Mikhaden Peters, Avery Pickering, Meridith Ray, Jack Satcher; (front) Barr


Plan for college

Madison Ridgeland Academy recently had five alumni who attend the University of Mississippi and all are members of the Sally McDonald Honors College back on campus to speak to 11th-graders about college planning. Shown are (from left) Lennis Barlow, Cooper Ruwe, Mary Reid Dixon, Kayla Lovitt and Clay Chance.



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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