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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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Invitational

JA to host area show choirs. Jackson Academy will host its 7th annual Show Choir Invitational Friday, February 1 beginning at 5 p.m. and Saturday, February 2 beginning at 10 a.m. Local schools will perform including Jackson Prep and Madison Central. The invitational will also feature Jackson Academy’s show choirs in exhibition performances.




Northside student’s article on insulin published in national scientific journal

Arko Dhar, a student at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, recently published a scientific manuscript titled, “Development of Diet-Induced Insulin Resistance in Drosophila melanogaster and Characterization of Anti-Diabetic Effects of Resveratrol and Pterostilbene” in the Journal of Emerging Investigators.





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All about me

First Presbyterian Day School second-graders created autobiographies about themselves. Shown are (from left) Samuel Woo, Charlotte Lucas, Peyton Woods, and Mary Gayle Wright.


anne mccormack

, Jackson Academy senior, was recognized as a semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. McCormack will continue in competition to be a finalist for Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring. She is the daughter of Kimberly McCormack of Jackson and Jess and Mark McCormack of Madison.


More Training for Billing

A private contractor is coming back on to ensure city of Jackson employees can operate the city’s water/sewer billing software.

Recently, the Jackson City Council approved bringing on Origin Consulting LLC to train employees to operate the new billing system put in place as part of the city’s $91 million system overhaul.



Buddy match

At the Alpha and Omega Christmas party (from left) Cameron Welch and MJ Funchess shared chocolate milk and cookies before watching “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” together. The Alpha and Omega program matches a senior upper school student and a kindergartener for shared activities throughout the school year.


Our king

First-graders at First Presbyterian Day School recently presented the play “Sent to Be Our King.”  Shown are (from left, back) Joanna Hopkins; (third row) Evie Bell, John Marshall Lusk, Sam Henson, Silas Warf, Nathan Burkhalter, (second row) Asia Fortson, Campbell Hardy, Hannah Day, Alexis Thalken, Sasha Alexander, Layne Cannada; (front) Jacob


The Great Kapok Tree Bees

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 for the play based on their research of plants and animals in the Amazon Rainforest. Participating were (from left) Mayce Laird, Kylie Grace Talley, and Erin Wynter.



Celebrate Mississippi

Jackson Academy fourth-grade students recently gave presentations about the state and handed out coloring books from the office of the secretary of state in celebration of Mississippi’s bicentennial. Shown are students (from left) Ella Williams, Perry James, Chase Fleming, and Frances Watson.


Dry bones

Local author Jeanhee Kang was the guest speaker at a recent luncheon of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Kang, author of “Meegook: Dry Bones” discussed the challenges she faced in her youth as she sought to educate herself and deal with being an outcast before she arrived in America and became a successful businesswoman.


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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

Social

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