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Field day

First Presbyterian Day School students celebrated the end of the school year at Field Day, a long-standing tradition of the school.


TRIPLE CROWN WINNERS

The 12U Major team, Mississippi Angels, won the 2019 Triple Crown Slumpbuster Series in Omaha. There were 291 teams in the tourney and 65 in their division. They went 8-0 and played California, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Colorado, Arkansas and Nebraska teams.  They also finished the 12U Major Team in the State of Mississippi.


Inequity in pay inexcusable

By RICK CLEVELAND,

So, just when you thought the 11.7 scholarships college baseball teams are forced to share constitutes the worst travesty in sports, you learn you were wrong.

As awful and inexcusable as the college baseball scholarship limit is, the inequity in pay in World Cup Soccer – men vs. women – is far, far worse.


Makos High Point winner

Mississippi Makos Swim Club swimmer Jett Ngo (left) scored 32 points in the seventh/eight boys age group as the high point winner at the 2019 Eastern Section of the Southern Zone  Age Group Championships in Georgia. Brian Ware is the coach



First place freestyle

Mississippi Makos Swim Club swimmer Michael Robinson (right) received the following medals at the 2019 Eastern Section of the Southern Zone  Age Group Championships in Georgia:  first in  50-yard freestyle,100-yard freestyle; second 1000-yard freestyle; third in 500 and 200 yard freestyle. Brian Ware is coach.


Earns Eagle Scout rank

Gibson 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 picnic tables for families at the Jackson Futbol Club. He is shown with his parents Jay and Mary Tison Brown.


Player honored

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the baseball team. Shown are (from left) David, Charley, and Katie Blount.


Choir honors

Ridgeland High School’s choirs returned home from the WorldStrides Nashville Heritage with awards including Concert Choir - Gold Rating, first place 2A Concert Choir; Women’s Choir - Gold Rating, first place 2A Women’s Choir, and Adjudicator’s Award (average of 95 or higher); Men’s Choir - Silver Rating, first place, Men’s Choir; Singers - Gold


run 100

Jackson Academy rising fourth grade students who ran 100 miles or more in Running Club this year were (from left, back) Alexander Weems, Charlie Voyles, Slates Veazey, Henson Tyler, Gus Summers, Zoe Sprayberry, Peyton Smith, Gloria Helen Scott; (second row) Brandon Parker, J.


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Participants

Mannsdale Upper Elementary School fifth-graders who participated in the fourth - sixth grade Duke Talent Search include (from left, back) Emiliano Valdez, Lucy Jones, Morghan Thompson; (middle row)  Sahadev Vadlani, Beau Brogdon, Addisyn Brister; (front) Lilly Thomas, Jerry Purnell, and Taij Sukhbaatar.


Jackson seeks to dismiss attorneys, charges in water shutoff case

Jackson has filed a response in Hinds County Chancery Court today asking the court to disqualify council in the water shutoff case.

The city is asking the court to dismiss plaintiff attorneys Pieter Teeuwissen, Anthony Simon and Jeffrey M. Graves, the attorneys representing six customers who filed suit against the city recently.




Construction underway on Rankin wastewater plant; city to lose major account

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Construction is moving along as scheduled on a new wastewater treatment plant for the West Rankin Utility Authority (WRUA).

The authority generates about 10 million to 12 million gallons of wastewater each day, which is transmitted to the Savanna Street Wastewater Treatment Plant in Jackson.


5 things you didn’t know about ROSEMARY STOVALL

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Gifted with a green thumb, she loves to spend free time working in her garden. Over the years, she has kept a collection of cookbooks and family recipes. She is a cat person and has had her cat, Annie, for 17 years. She calls herself a very hands-on grandmother. Her grandchildren have gone with her to showings and closings.






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Class favorites

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Seniors (from left) Noah Berry, Kate McDowell, Will Mann, Anne Marie Lundy, Sam Walenta, Leah Richardson, Tanner Robertson, and Charlotte Palmer were voted class favorites.

 


Basketball buddies

Jackson Academy basketball players Sydney Morris and Emory Laseter recently met their basketball buddies Margaret Johnson and Sloan Akins at an event hosted by the Athletic Booster Club. Shown are (from left) Morris, Johnson, Akins and Laseter.

 


Service academies

Three members of the Class of 2019 who will attend include from left) Luis Flores, United States Military Academy West Point; Charlie Sewell, United States Naval Academy; and Grant Morgan, United States Air Force Academy.


Alaina Liess

Alaina Liess, a senior at  St. Joseph Catholic School, has been named a STAR student for the 2018-2019 school year. Susie Odom, English teacher, has been named a STAR teacher.



Wittiest

Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Wittiest Girl and Boy were (from left) Annie Rogers and Will Gage.



Book drive

Student volunteers (from left) Lucy Clement, Clayton Mahaffey, Sandon Guild, Webb Strickland, and Gibson Cheney collected books donations for Teen Trendsetters and Big House Books at morning carpool during Jackson Academy’s 60th Anniversary book drive.

 


Junior favorites

At Jackson Academy’s annual Features Pageant juniors (from left) Zipporah Hawkins, Nelson Thomas, Sydney Guy, Bryan Jameson, Azaria McDowell, and Robert Culpepper were voted class favorites.


Junior winners

Madison Ridgeland Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Students selected as 11th-grade beauty and beau winners are (from left) Nathan Tullos, Nasson Rodriguez, Christopher Snopek, Campbell Owens, Nikki Tullos and Emma Wilson.

 


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JA student killed in car crash, one day before she was to graduate

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.

Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.

The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.





NewSouth NeuroSpine

By DR. RAHUL VOHRA,

“The DEA is on the phone.” Those are words you really never want to hear. To my relief the call wasn’t about my practice. The next week I found myself meeting with two United States District attorneys as well as DEA agents. I was asked to be an expert in a case against two pain specialists in Alabama.




Renaissance to feature new show fountain, theater and Costco

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The second and third phases of Renaissance are on track to be finished next year, complete with another show fountain and Malco theater.

The city of Ridgeland director of community development Alan Hart said, based on reports from the developer, that phase two of Renaissance should be open by summer or fall of 2019.



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The 12U Major team, Mississippi Angels, won the 2019 Triple Crown Slumpbuster Series in Omaha. There were 291 teams in the tourney and 65 in their division.