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Rock for recovery

The Country and Blues Rock for Recovery will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. October 17, at Duling Hall in Fondren. The alcohol-free event will benefit the McCoy House for Sober Living in Jackson. Music will be presented by The Patrick Harkins Band. The event will feature a silent auction and food.





Leadership committee

The Madison County Business League and Foundation recently announced the 2019-20 Youth Leadership Committee. The committee steers the course for the annual program. Members include (from left, back) Pat McNulty, Jan Collins, Don Burnham; (front) Becky Morgan, Mary Sims Johnson, Mary Kate Rankin, and Rochelle Thompson.



Sparks Debate

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Questions surround future use of parking lot at Meadowbrook.

The future of two rezoning requests for the Meadowbrook Office Park could come down to what owners want to do with a parking lot located at the northeast corner of the property.


Jay A. Travis III

Jay A. Travis III, admired and respected attorney and gentleman, entered into the heavenly kingdom of saints on October 10, 2019, as a result of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.


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Fletcher Leo Callaway

Fletcher Leo Callaway entered into the presence of our Lord on September 23, 2019 in Jackson, MS at the home of his daughter Carol Hardy. A native of Oxford, MS and student of Hinds Jr. College where he met and married the love of this Jean Cockerham Callaway having 75 years of marriage.


Accents

Dancing with Jackson Academy’s award-winning Accent dance team for the 2019-2020 season are (from left, back) Pariss Smoot, Mary Gibson Lundy, Regan Felder, Fran Wilkirson, Caroline Crisler, Annalee LeDuff, Jane Arnold, Anna Claire Bush, Reid Hewitt, Elizabeth Castle, Gretchen Morris; (third row) Jenna Daly, Anna Carlisle Nichols, Fowler Boyll,




Tempest in teapot

Jim Hood’s investigation into Tate Reeves’ alleged arm-twisting to try to get the taxpayers to fund an access road into his gated community might be fodder for some commercials.

As a campaign bombshell, however, in the governor’s race between the two, it largely fizzled.


Junior officers

Juniors serving as class officers on the Jackson Academy Student Council for 2019-2020 are (from left) Alice Williams, Priya Ray, Thomas Arnold, and Ava Couey. Not pictured: Lila Robertson.


Pistol-packing Mama

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Marion Farrar’s life has included serving as PTA president to sheriff in the past 100 years.

Since her birth in 1919, Marion Farrar has had a lot of titles including mom, wife, friend, grandmother and, for a time, Sheriff.



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HOLIDAY POTPOURRI

First Presbyterian Day School will hold its annual fundraiser Holiday Potpourri on October 25 at the home of Tommy and Laura Stansell in the Eastover neighborhood.


Forgotten Dreams

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

Time, like an ever-rolling stream

“Tuck your tail, quit your sniffing and come on.”

Just in case a gentle reader hasn’t perused one of my Northside Sun articles recently, I was talking to a dog, not one of the Grands.


Softball player

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated  2018-19 Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the softball team. Shown are (from left) Hannah, Hannah Clay and Burney King.


Service Above Self

At the Rotary Club of Jackson’s recent  meeting. Amanda Fontaine (right) presented our “Service Above Self” award to Tom Johnson. In addition to being a former president, Johnson has led the charge in many of the club’s community service initiatives.



JA recognition

Jackson Academy Upper School students (from left, back) Will Spence, Charlie Gautier, Harris McLemore, Eeshaan Bajaj, McNeil Dinkins, Connor Gee; (front) Kaylan Sanders, Anna Claire Seago, Kit McCormack, Reid Hewitt, and Reese Anderson were recognized at the 2018-19 school awards day ceremony due to their enthusiasm for learning, respect for ot


Best Leaders

First Presbyterian Day School students (from left) Emma Reeves and Reid Vineyard were chosen Best Leaders by their classmates for the 2018-19 school year.


Top placed swimmers

Students in grades seven through 12 at Jackson Academy (from back, left) Raygaen Hall, Ebner Baker, Mary Hampton Walker, Isabella Conn, Emory Young, Parker Bracken, Jayden Jackson, Robert Sheely; (front) Richard Sumrall, Major Quin, Liles Williams, Reeves Stratton, Anna Kate Lucas, Nick Spratlin, Jack Tate, Annalee Willson, Olivia Quin, Alice W



Fossil fuel independence

American drivers used to pay a high price whenever there was military action in the Middle East. The best examples were during the 1970s, when the Arab oil embargo and the Iranian revolution caused steep increases in gasoline prices.


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Children’s Medical Group

By DARREN T. SCOGGIN MD,

One of the challenges parents (and pediatricians!) face is determining if a child is experiencing symptoms consistent with allergies, or if an infectious process is to blame. There is considerable overlap between symptoms of allergies and a cold, and, as with most diagnostic processes in medicine, obtaining a good history is key.


In the dark

Misleading, negative campaign ads are a fact of life in politics, and they aren’t going away. But the voters should at least know who is really paying for them.


Oz week

Jackson Academy sophomores (from left) Lily Rhoden, Julianna Copeland, Zoe Ladner and Anne York dressed in bright orange to celebrate the school’s spirit week leading up to a Wizard of Oz-themed homecoming weekend.



Garden chairs

Margaret Biggs (left) and Amber Arnold (right) are the 2019 chairmen for Madison Ridgeland Academy’s 25th annual Gardens of Madison County.  Plans are underway for the 2019 garden tour, which will be held May 4 and 5. On May 3 the weekend event will kick off with a garden party at Lost Rabbit Town Center.


Senior break

Jackson Academy students (from left) Will Spence, Carneilus Powers, Ashton Berry, Cole Robinson, Peyton DePriest, and Elliott Butler recently celebrated the start of the class of 2019’s senior year with refreshments during a break in the school day.


Forensics council

Madison Central High School senior Jessica Styres has been offered a competitive scholarship for her participation on the University of Alabama Forensics Council Team. Shown are (from left, back) Belinda, Julia and Jeff Styres; (front)  Rachel Clapper, Jessica Styres, and  Bobby Imbody.


Versatile

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Most Versatile are (from left) Bailey Winscott and Graham Roberson.


Swim team recognition

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s swim teams gathered for their end-of-season banquet and award recognitions. The team was able to celebrate a girls state championship and the boys state runner-up finish to the 2018 season.


Camouflage for C

Kindergartners at First Presbyterian Day School dressed in camouflage to conclude their week of learning the letter “C.”  Shown are (from left) Caroline Bryan, Rivers Newman, Reid Hurley, Patrick Tabor, and Antonina Karam.


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The Montessori Academy of Jackson recently celebrated World Peace Day.  Participating were (from left) Lincoln Songcharoen, John Hudson Abel, Jake Aldy, Emmerson Laschanzky, Blue Harper Mitchel, R