We each march to the sound of a different drummer; it may be an age thing, but for unknown reasons, I seem to be drawn more and more to the beat of the past. The rhythm goes on, but it’s slower. On a Danube River cruise my Jackson friends and I had disembarked from our ship, the Viking Jarl, and were now in Prague.
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He is an Eagle Scout, which he earned from Boy Scout Troop 1, the oldest troop in the state of Mississippi. He is a cradle Episcopalian and is active at St. James’ in Jackson.
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.
The celebration of the marriage of Elizabeth Gray Hopkins and Benjamin Trent Van Pelt was held June 8 at Ashwood on Antioch Barn in Lexington, KY.
The bride is the daughter of Jeffery Hopkins and Alice Serralta of Houston. The bridegroom is the son of Laurie and Miles Van Pelt of Madison.
A few residents will have to boil their water for the near future. Today, the city of Jackson issued a precautionary boil water notice for the 700 to 1399 blocks of Riverside Drive. The outage affects approximately 15 connections, according to city reports.
Students listed to the fourth quarter honor roll at St. Joseph Catholic School include:
Principal’s Honor Roll: Emma Kaye Beebe, Tyler Brown, Claire Conn, Catherine Cook, Maria Crosby, Ben Crout, Gage Douglas, Garret Grove, Clare Harkins, Jacob Harkins, Kiland Harrison, Aliana Liess, Byron Poindexter;
Fifth-grade students (from left) Julia Thompson, Ebbie Barbour, Katherine Gault, Breck Hines, Yates Elfert, Emily Martin, and Brennon Shorter read poetry aloud at a recent Jackson Academy Middle School poetry cafe event.
Andy Brown (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project built benches for batting cages at North Jackson Youth Baseball. He is shown with his parents Jay and Mary Tison Brown.
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) Lily Frances Garner, Loftis Garner, Neel Boteler, and Reed Walker.
Influenced by the Garden District in New Orleans, a new residential development will soon be in the works in the city of Madison.
The Madison board of aldermen recently voted to approve the site plan for the residential portion of the Village.
A product of the Mississippi hill-country, standing water was something I saw only in a pond on my parent’s farm or crossing the creek on “the place.” Beyond the occasional thrill of Grenada Lake spillway opening, flooding was a distant story on the Sunday evening news.
After running unopposed, District 25 Sen. Walter Michel now has a Democratic challenger in the 2019 election.
Michel, a Republican, qualified to run for the District 25 seat on March 1, the qualifying deadline.
On March 2, when the secretary of state released its list of qualifying candidates, Michel was unopposed.
I am raising three women. They are girls right now, but they will be women when I’m done with them—I hope. That’s the plan anyway. I’m aiming for three distinct versions of confident, fulfilled, kind, and brave badass women. There are so many things I do not care about regarding my children’s futures.
Mr. and Mrs. James Morris Gathings of Ridgeland announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Lauren Gathings, to Kenneth Austin Winter of Greenville.
The sky will be bright with fireworks as Fourth of July celebrations kick off this weekend.
So, don your red, white and blue and all things star spangled and head out to one of the various Independence Day events across North Jackson and south Madison County.
There is something for everyone to enjoy in true patriotic fashion.
The Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) is looking into whether or not Canton Municipal Utilities (CMU) illegally raised their rates without MPSC approval.
Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year. JAAIS is an organization serving approximately 20 schools in the greater Jackson area.
Madison Central High School biomedical research students listened to a discussion lead by guest speaker Mark Chmielewski on patient data security. Attending the discussion were (from left) Perriann Smith, Erica Chmielewski, Daniel Joshua, Chmielewski, Leija Ray, Loveleen Kaur, with biomedical research instructor Dr. Betsy Sullivan.
First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners made necklaces out of items they had counted and sorted on the 100th day of school. Shown are (from left) Mary Douglas Druey, Ford Collins, and Conley Mae Benson.
Jackson Prep’s seventh-grade boys basketball white team includes members (from left, back) Andy Brown, Parker Puckett, Thomas Gough, Charlie Faulk; (front) Brantley Denson, Jack Dryden, Beckham Powers, Allen Rebich. Not pictured: Christopher McHenry.
Blake Fletcher (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 created a habitat shelter for the Opportunity Center in West Jackson. He is shown with his parents Spence and Ruth Fletcher.
Bennett Herring (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. For his Eagle project he constructed raised vegetable garden boxes for the McCoy House. He is shown with his parents Joel and Susan Herring.
Susan Draughn has been named Madison Central High School’s Parent of the Year. Draughn serves as the 2018-2109 Madison Central PTO President. She has served in numerous PTO roles in each Madison zone school throughout the years, including PTO President at Rosa Scott School from 2016-2018.
Chance L. McDavid, division director of the asset development division of the Mississippi Development Authority spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently. McDavid informed club members and guest about asset community development and some of the communities in Mississippi that have success with it.
Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Most Artistic were (from left) Eleanor Baker and Jonathan Booker.
Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital
The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).
This summer, Jackson resident Erin Smith will move to Los Angeles, not to try to make it on the big screen, but to train under world-renowned plastic surgeons as a part of her fellowship.
She will be trained by Dr. Paul Nassif, who stars on the television show “Botched” and Dr. Babak Azizzadeh.
The Ridgeland Costco could be welcoming customers next spring.
Meanwhile, residents opposed to the store are still fighting the matter in court.
Developers have applied for and received a permit to clear the Costco site, which is located on the east side of Highland Colony Parkway south of the Old Agency Road roundabout.
Michel still wants neighborhood improvement district
District 25 Sen. Walter Michel hopes the fourth time will be the charm when it comes to seeing a “neighborhood improvement district” bill passed.
The Northside senator is planning to introduce a bill creating the NIDs in the 2018 session.
Bomgar tackling transparency, the economy and Justice system in 2018
Mississippi House District 58 Rep. Joel Bomgar has a lot in store for the 2018 legislative session.
A lot of Mississippians are happy with our existing state of affairs. Indeed, we are the most religious and generous state in the nation. We have great hunting and fishing, little pollution, great weather and plenty of room.
Earlier this year, the state Legislature passed legislation that will require, beginning in January 2018, most governmental agencies to utilize reverse auctions when purchasing goods and services. The legislation was hailed as a means to set more responsible purchasing practices by governmental agencies and to save taxpayer money.
So I’m kind of a frugal guy. My wife says cheap, but that’s just semantics. I like cars that get good gas mileage.
I also don’t like air pollution, since my job often has me reading about how particulates from car exhaust and other sources cause childhood asthma, premature deaths and things like that.
Beemon Drugs Owner Lester Hailey has announced that the iconic North Jackson drug store will be closing on June 25.
A notice was posted at the Maywood Mart institution today.
The store, which has been a staple on the Northside for years, is known for providing home delivery of medications to customers.
The first jurisdictional hearing for Gluckstadt’s incorporation has been moved for a second time, but progress on the area’s assimilation into Madison County is still steady.