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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.


John Irwin Kassel

John Irwin Kassel, 84, of Madison, MS, passed away on August 16, 2019, in Austin TX. John was born in New Orleans, LA to Philip Charles Kassel and Iris Mire Kassel on January 23, 1935.  John attended Tulane University. He married JoAnn Morvant on Nov 3, 1956.


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Tags and flags: the good, the bad and the ugly

By ELIZABETH QUINN,

In these divided times we live in, I hope we can agree on a couple of things: fat babies are the cutest babies, videos of people falling or being scared by loved ones on the internet are life-giving, none of us actually know how to navigate the roundabout in Ridgeland, people who unpack all their bags and complete the laundry cycle that ensues




Honor Roll JACKSON PREP

The Jackson Preparatory School fourth term honor roll includes

Sixth Grade

Head of School’s List: Allie Landry, Parker Puckett, Barron Vance;

Faculty List : Bailey Blount, Brantley Denson, Charlie Faulk, Claiborne Perry, Haley Yelverton;


Regions Bank

By ROBERT LEARD,

It may be hard to believe. But it happens. Entirely too much.

In one case, an elderly bank customer receives a call from someone posing as his son-in-law. The caller says he’s in jail and needs help. He tells the elderly man someone will pick him up and take him to a bank so the man can withdraw money to cover bail.




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Hall of Fame

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



Anna Carlisle Nichols

Anna Carlisle Nichols received the 2018-2019 Andrew Yoste Defore Scholarship at Jackson Academy’s Upper School awards day, which is awarded to an outstanding student who demonstrates the desire to unselfishly serve others, is dedicated to high achievement in academics and other activities, and is committed to a Godly and healthy lifestyle.


Organ systems

Presenting on the digestive system in Jackson Academy’s fifth-grade science class are (from left) Elizabeth Hosey, Rimes Dehmer and Maya Turner.

 


Entourage

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.


The Great Kapok Tree Sloths

St. Richard 3rd grade students presented a play based on the book The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry while studying biomes. Students created the set and their costumes for the play based on their research of plants and animals in the Amazon Rainforest. Shown (from left) Susie Steckler, Zuri Hays, John Brody Fournet, and James Harris.


Earning rank

Thomas Wasson (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 benefitted the Mississippi Natural Science Museum. Wasson joins more than 600 Eagle Scouts from Troop 8 since 1921. He is shown with his parents Tara and Gene Wasson.



Rotary Speaker

The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Dick Hall, Commissioner of Transportation for the Central District, as a guest speaker recently.  Shown are (from left) Rotary President Neddie Winters, Hall, and Julian Watson.


A better Supreme Court reform

With a conservative majority now in place on the U.S. Supreme Court, there is a movement — its size probably pretty small — to try to add some seats in hopes that a future Democratic president could tilt the court’s leanings back in the other direction.


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Paul Harris Fellows

Two members of the Rotary Club of North Jackson, Sara White and Jay Cooke, were recently awarded Paul Harris Fellows. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.


Pizza perfection

Madison - Reunion Golf and Country Club Executive Chef Billy Kistler and his culinary team offered junior members a crash course in the art of making the perfect pizza.  Little chefs learned to roll their own dough and top their creations with unusual and traditional toppings, from pepperoni to pineapple.


Around the world

Jackson Academy’s sixth grade celebrated Christmas around the world by dressing in clothes inspired by different cultures. For the event, Micah Wallace (left) dressed in traditional Kenyan attire and Kendell Davis (right) wore an iconic Jamaican outfit.

 


Baseball player

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the baseball team. Shown are (from left) Brett and Nathan Barham.


Rodeo

Preschoolers at First Presbyterian Day School dressed up for Rodeo Day. Shown are (from left) Logan Torres, Annabelle Mayer, and Millie Tompkins.


Memorial service

The W. D. Holder Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Jefferson Davis Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans held a joint Confederate Memorial Day Service recently at the Greenwood Cemetery. Robert Murphee gave the address and the Dixie Hummingbirds provided music. Members of the W. D.


Phoebe Guinn

Phoebe Guinn, Jackson Academy student, received the Teen Trendsetters Excellence in Leadership and Service Award, sponsored by the Barbara Bush Foundation’s Teen Trendsetters program.


December honorees

Madison Central High School December students of the month are (from left, back) Conner McMillin, Neil Storey, Javon Thomas, Michael Fuqua, Walker Palmerton; (middle row) Carter Hales, Daniel O’Dell, Kieron Cox, Olivia Essary, Taylor Walls; (front) Junnah Mondejar, Sirethia White and Kelly Salvador.


Volunteer service

Thomas Dent, director of Faith-Based Volunteer Services for the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently. Dent discussed the role and activities of DCPS including his and his family’s history of fostering children and of adopting their first foster child.


Band clinic

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School students recently participated in the East Mississippi Band Director’s Association Region Band Clinic, held at Ridgeland High School. The students were nominated by band directors Dennis Cranford and Katelyn Kyser.


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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.