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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.


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


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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Connection

Randy Watkins’ love of golf takes him to the U.S. Open and mentoring young players on the sport.

Sports are a hobby for many, but one Northsider understands the connections that can be gained through sports.



5 things you didn’t know about Mark & Mary Shapley

By NIKKI ROWELL,

They are going to become grandparents for the first time in February 2020. Their best memories are from family trips with their children. While they cook up tasty meals at the restaurant, their meals at home are usually really simple. Several of the paintings on the restaurant walls were done by Mark. In their off time, they like to binge-w





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Ready for the rodeo

First Presbyterian Day School K3 students celebrated Rodeo Day in preschool. Shown are (from left) Gray Sledge, Pippa Smith, Megan Parks, William Boerner and Wyatt Bufkin.

 



Perfect attendance

The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently recognized four members of the club with perfect attendance. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at noon at the Rickhouse in Jackson. Shown are (from left) Charlie Johnson, 26 years; Jim Stanley, 38 years; Bill Osborne, one year; and Erik Heron, 41 years.



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.

 


Hall of Fame

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


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.



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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.


Hoops for a home

Prep seniors Steven Wyatt and Thomas Thornton were awarded the Jackson Prep Impact Award recently for their work on their MAD (Making a Difference) project “Hoops for A Home.”  Shown are (from left) Wyatt,  Thornton, and Head of School Lawrence Coco.


Kapok Tree Birds

St. Richard third grade students presented a play based on the book “The Great Kapok Tree” while studying biomes. Students created the set and their costumes based on their research of plants and animals in the Amazon Rainforest. Birds were (from left) Maley Thornhill, Cheney Neel, Addison Perkins, and Clara Clifford.


Solar energy

Keith Key (right) recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Key described the progress that has been made in reducing the cost of solar energy systems and the economics of using them with the rebates and tax credits that are available to purchasers of them. Also shown is Greg Campbell.


White team

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.

 


Speech and debate

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s speech and debate team recently completed a four-week run of competition that included competing at Barkley Forum in Atlanta before beginning the qualifying process for the various national tournaments with the Magnolia Forensic League District Congress Qualifier, held at Jackson Prep.


Most valuable

Jackson Prep’s 2018 Most Valuable Football Player Awards went to (from left) Peyton Greenwood, MVP Offense; Jerrion Ealy, Buddy Crosby MVP; Dixon Hughes, MVP Defense.


Band seniors

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seniors in the 2018-19 upper school band are (from left) John Sistrunk, Hannah Clay King, Nathanael Smith, Henry Sanders, Patrick Marcus and Allen Ryu.


Visit Mexico

The Rotary Club of North Jackson’s Vice President Greg Campbell spoke at a recent club meeting informing members and guests about the recent Rotary service trip he took with other Rotarians from RI District 6820 to Guadalajara, Mexico.



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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.