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5 things you didn’t know about WRIGHT SCOTT

By NIKKI ROWELL,

He was a member of the Jackson Academy chess club during his high school years. He doesn’t consider himself much of a comic book fan, except for the X-Men. He likes to spend his Sunday mornings out by the lake bird watching. He is an avid tennis player. He has worked at Great Scott in every capacity, from bookkeeping to cleaning.


Hiding from the public

A board that oversees millions of dollars in state emergency communication funds continues to stymie efforts for transparency, leaving just one question to be answered: what is this group trying to hide?



Popsicles

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners enjoyed popsicles in Company, the after school program. Students included (from left) Elijah Hindman, Charlie Chandler, Metta Margaret Ferris, Reid Hurley, and Charlie Davis.


rolling reunion

Murrah class of 1964 celebrate 55th reunion over four days with events in Jackson and Gulf Coast. 

In high school, Jim Hitt and his friends would take on random feats of strength to prove their toughness.

One time, they ran through a thick patch of bamboo just to see how far they could get.






News Briefs

Top Rating for Bear Creek

Bear Creek Water Association has again earned the maximum score of 5.0 / 5.0 from the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) for the drinking water supply, according to the MSDH inspection report in May.


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STAR student

Jackson Academy’s 2017-2018 STAR student and teacher are (from left) Randolph H. Maxwell and Andrew S. Dickson. The Mississippi Economic Council sponsors the Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program in an effort to encourage scholastic achievement among high school students.


Watch from seeds

St. Richard’s first-grade Cardinals are ushering the spring season in by planting seeds and watching them grow. Students planted seeds in small individual pots and journaled their observations as their seedlings grew into grass.


Bike Club

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School upper school students in the Bike Club are (from left, back) Rush Lacoste, Audrey Funkhouser, John Ray, Warner Speed, Brooks Lacoste, Trey Gray, John Sistrunk, Ian Espy, Forrest Hutchison, Miles Baker; (front) faculty sponsors Grace Self and Przemek Tokarski.


Polar inspiration

With their classmates, Jackson Academy second-grade students (from left) Carson Lester, Emily Lampton, Preston Gough, and Lillian Griner participated in activities inspired by the book The Polar Express before Christmas.


Chapel acolytes

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School fourth-graders who served as acolytes during a recent chapel service are (from left) Elias Abraham, Garvan Leo, Jillian Hagerman, Mary Mac Sorrell, Emma Shahbazyan, Will Crowder, and Kael Chadwick.


Medical missionaries

Doctors Troy and Farrah Newman (from left, back) spoke to students at First Presbyterian Day School about their experiences serving as medical missionaries at Tenwek Hospital in Bomet, Kenya. Before moving to Africa, the Newman children attended FPDS.


DONATE TO CHILDREN

For the holiday season, the Mississippi Community Education Center and New Learning Resources Online donated special items to the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. Toys and books were purchased for the children hospitalized during the holidays.  The gifts, with Santa’s help were delivered to each patient.


Baseball for HCC

Connor Carter, senior at Germantown High School, signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Hinds Community College.  Shown are (from left, back) Drew Crowell, Wesley Bolden, Brian Hardy, TJ Grissom, Presley Hill; (front) Lesley, Connor and Christian Carter.


Ribbon cutting

Madison-Ridgeland Academy had a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the new middle school building and dining commons. Student council members helped greet visitors as they arrived on campus.


LIFE ON THE FARM

St. Richard’s third-grade class visited a riding academy as part of their study on “Charlotte’s Web.” The students rode horses, picked pumpkins and enjoyed a hayride after visiting some farm animals.


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Breaking News

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

Obituaries

Alice G. Staples, born in Memphis, TN, died peacefully at her home in Ridgeland, surrounded by... READ MORE

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Jackson Prep freshmen earning Subject Area Awards are (from left, back) Wayne Hsieh, Coding Award; Chambers Malouf, French II Award; Jeffrey Jordan, Latin II Award; (third row) Owen Abney, Honors