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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.



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


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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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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.


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.


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.


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.


News Briefs

Relief for Bozeman

Some relief is coming for Bozeman Road, as the Madison County board of supervisors approved $150,000 to be put toward paving the road.



Cheers

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Marsha, Logan and Brent Wood.


Art for All

Tom Harman, (center) executive director of Art for All Mississippi, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently.



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Lifesong

Fourth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School presented the play “Lifesong” to family and friends. Shown are (from left) Wade Smith, Jonathan Nations, Wil Franklin Collins, Aili Leggett, Addison Dungey, and Kennedy Buchanan.

 


500 points

First Presbyterian Day School recognized students who received 500 Accelerated Reader points. Shown are (from left, back) Laurie Barbour, Meg Barbour, Rose Hathorn, Jake Maggio, Lydia Tidwell; (front) Sam Guidry, Will Conner, Alex Guidry, Avery Dale, Emily Maggio, and Daniel Metcalf.


Film festival

Madison Central High School is sending seven Academy of Multimedia and Communications students to New York to participate in the All American High School Film Festival. The students have 10 weeks to complete prep work including scripting and planning, and then must film and edit the entire project in three days in New York City.



Junior honor officers

Jackson Prep National Junior Honor Society 2019 officers are (from left) Caroline Huff, chaplain; Jospeh Ciaccio, president; Margie Frye, vice president. Not pictured: Owen Abney, secretary.



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.



Rodeo

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


Play chess

Edward Coco (left) and Rose Hathorn (right) represented First Presbyterian Day School at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Chess Tournament for the Lower Elementary Division.


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Breaking News

Northsiders were among the 1,254 SPRING graduates from Hinds Community College.

Obituaries

Waymond Lee Rone died August 19, 2019 in Jackson, Mississippi. Just two weeks earlier he had been... READ MORE

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Holland Townes (center) during the 2019 Senior Night. He was recognized with the baseball team.