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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


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.


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



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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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.


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.





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.



Alice G. Staples

Alice G. Staples, born in Memphis, TN, died peacefully at her home in Ridgeland, surrounded by family around 5:00 PM Monday, July 15, 2019.  She was preceded  in death by her husband Tony.


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Junior favorites

At Jackson Academy’s annual Features Pageant juniors (from left) Zipporah Hawkins, Nelson Thomas, Sydney Guy, Bryan Jameson, Azaria McDowell, and Robert Culpepper were voted class favorites.


One sitting

First Presbyterian Day School presented engraved Bibles to students who recited the Children’s Catechism in one sitting. Shown are (from left, back) Harrison Thomas, Anthon Land, Sam Henson, Jack Graves, Jacob Suggs; (front) Mary Harr Payne, Hannah Day, Campbell Hardy, Katie and Lucy Suggs.


Book drive

Student volunteers (from left) Lucy Clement, Clayton Mahaffey, Sandon Guild, Webb Strickland, and Gibson Cheney collected books donations for Teen Trendsetters and Big House Books at morning carpool during Jackson Academy’s 60th Anniversary book drive.

 


Varsity soccer

The 2018-19 Jackson Prep boys varsity soccer team includes members (from left, back) Head Coach Jon Marcus Duncan, John-Mark Rose, Campbell Mccearley, JC Polk, Michael Malouf, Walker Headley, Stewart McCullough, Will Waits, Cam Carroll, Brice Hall, Mason Morgan, Assistant Coach TJ Busin; (middle row) Dax Murphy, Walker Jay Patterson, Christian


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.


Class favorites

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Seniors (from left) Noah Berry, Kate McDowell, Will Mann, Anne Marie Lundy, Sam Walenta, Leah Richardson, Tanner Robertson, and Charlotte Palmer were voted class favorites.

 


Historical fiction

Jackson Academy students (from left) Annie Craig, Barron Mosal, Sarah Kathryn Williams, and Liam Spratlin recently authored works of historical fiction about President Abraham Lincoln.

 


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) Kelly, Olivia and Shannon Hardwick.


Hall of Fame

Webb Strickland, Preston McWilliams, Burkette Moulder, Carneilus Powers; (front) Erin Hederman, Avery Hederman, Columbia Holeman, Camille Couey, and Reese Overstreet


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Club speaker

The Rotary Club of Jackson recently welcomed David Nolen as guest speaker. Nolen is an associate professor, associate editor and reference librarian with the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library Congressional and Political Research Center. Shown are (from left) Rotary President Neddie Winter, Nolen, and Julian Watson.

 


Encore show choir

Performing with Jackson Academy’s award-winning upper school show choir, Encore, are (from left, back) Thomas Arnold, William Pilkington, Gibson Cheney, Clayton Mahaffey, Gabe Bradley, Don Waller, Carnelius Powers, Wes Thomas, Hayden Parr; (fourth row) Elliott Butler, Case Kempthorne, Burkette Moulder, Brent Butler, Latham Nance, Noah Sullivan,


Sarah Kathleen Posey Smith

Sarah Kathleen Posey Smith was born June 13, 1924, in Philadelphia. Her parents, John Leonard Posey and Nellie Tingle Posey, were life-long residents of Neshoba County. She had two sisters, the late J’Nell Posey Coffman and Betty Ann Posey Gardner of Wilmington, DE.


Western life

Kindergartners at First Presbyterian Day School dressed in Western wear for the letter W are (from left) Matthew Woo, Elijah Hindman, Anny Yerger and Cruz Wade.



Gateway mission

Ben Edwards, chief operating officer of Gateway Rescue Mission, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Edwards talked about the program of work at the mission, which is to serve the “physical and spiritual” needs of the homeless by providing three daily meals, a clean bed, and counseling.


run 100

Jackson Academy rising fourth grade students who ran 100 miles or more in Running Club this year were (from left, back) Alexander Weems, Charlie Voyles, Slates Veazey, Henson Tyler, Gus Summers, Zoe Sprayberry, Peyton Smith, Gloria Helen Scott; (second row) Brandon Parker, J.



Violinists

Sixth-grade violinists in the strings program at First Presbyterian Day School performed for K4 students during Letter V week.


Arts council

Janet Scott, executive director of the Greater Jackson Arts Council, was the guest speaker at a recent lunch program of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Scott discussed the GJAC mission, which includes providing grants to help underwrite arts, education, and cultural programs.


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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

William Morris (Bill) Yeager, 90, passed away peacefully at his home on August 13, 2019 in Jackson... READ MORE

Social

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