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There is music - wonderful, beautiful music - coming to us from Covenant Presbyterian Church in Jackson. Recently, the men's choir visited us at the Bond Home for a fantastic concert. Nowhere have I ever heard more beautiful singing.
Influenced by the Garden District in New Orleans, a new residential development will soon be in the works in the city of Madison.
The Madison board of aldermen recently voted to approve the site plan for the residential portion of the Village.
A product of the Mississippi hill-country, standing water was something I saw only in a pond on my parent’s farm or crossing the creek on “the place.” Beyond the occasional thrill of Grenada Lake spillway opening, flooding was a distant story on the Sunday evening news.
After running unopposed, District 25 Sen. Walter Michel now has a Democratic challenger in the 2019 election.
Michel, a Republican, qualified to run for the District 25 seat on March 1, the qualifying deadline.
On March 2, when the secretary of state released its list of qualifying candidates, Michel was unopposed.
I am raising three women. They are girls right now, but they will be women when I’m done with them—I hope. That’s the plan anyway. I’m aiming for three distinct versions of confident, fulfilled, kind, and brave badass women. There are so many things I do not care about regarding my children’s futures.
Mr. and Mrs. James Morris Gathings of Ridgeland announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Lauren Gathings, to Kenneth Austin Winter of Greenville.
The sky will be bright with fireworks as Fourth of July celebrations kick off this weekend.
So, don your red, white and blue and all things star spangled and head out to one of the various Independence Day events across North Jackson and south Madison County.
There is something for everyone to enjoy in true patriotic fashion.
Kevin Essary goes From BMX bike racing to head pro at Parham bridges tennis center
It appears that Rep. Bennie Thompson has come out against the One Lake Project, a proposal he previously supported. Here is the text of a press release issued today:
The city of Jackson appears poised to finally take legal action against Siemens.
At its meeting tomorrow, the city council will consider bringing on Lightfoot, Franklin and White LLC to “investigate and pursue claims and litigation against Siemens.”
YouTube is a phenomenal video sharing website that offers a multitude of opportunities for the viewing. Movies, music, history, and many other topics that one is interested in can be found through this technology. If you would like to learn how to sharpen a knife, you can find information regarding this.
Since the Republicans replaced the Democrats as the dominant party in Mississippi a lot has changed in our state. The Republicans have been good at cutting but not so good at governing.
Jackson city officials expect to begin their search for a new zoo management firm next week.
The city’s legal department was doing a final review of a request for proposals (RFP) today and was expected to issue the request next week, said Chief Administrative Officer Robert Blaine.
Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted to represent the senior class as beauties and beaux are (from left) Cruz Heath, Rob McDowell, Skylar Alexander, Charlotte Palmer, Emory Rhodes, Ashley Brown, Anne Marie Lundy, Ashley Manning, Lily Waltman, Max Harmon and Owen Fracchia. Not pictured: Hyde White.
Finishing their season on Jackson Academy’s MAIS AAAA Division I state runners-up in boys varsity basketball are (from left, back) Nicholas Bryan, Tafarri Pleas, Tanner Robertson, Wenton Walker, Owen Fracchia, Jonathan Lucas, Tristan Foster, Brendan Gibson; (front) Hudson Bridges, Will Travelstead, Rob McDowell, Henry Lee, Jay Whitehead, Ford H
Ninety runners recently participated in the Big Butts Trail Race organized by Mississippi Ultra and Trail Society (MUTS). The participants ran on trails all day for distances of 100k or 50k at Buddy Butts Park and Mississippi College Choctaw Trails.
Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year. JAAIS is an organization serving approximately 20 schools in the greater Jackson area.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s Quiz Bowl team competed in the seventh annual Mustang Invitation Tournament at Murrah High School. They competed against 22 other teams from all around Mississippi and the surrounding states, placing first in the tournament for the fourth year in a row.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Eric, Katlyn and Michelle Garner.
St. Richard Catholic School began its school year with the annual “Back to School” night where students are able to meet their teacher, get a preview of their classroom, and learn what after school activities will be available in StR’s “CASA” enrichment program.
Middle school students at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School enjoying the first day of the 2018-19 school year are (from left) Ivy Alley and Caitlin Penton.
St. Joseph seniors in the Class of 2019 include: Joshua Thomas Bailey, Patton Maxwell Beard, Emma Kaye Beebe, Gabriel Wyatt Blaylock, William Calloway Bowdler, Alexia Thomasina Brown, Tyler Ray Brown, Wyatt Keene Buck, Eli Arlin Carter, Sarah Johnson Ceballos, William Daniel Clarke, Claire Frances Conn, Catherine Grace Cook;
Madison Ridgeland Academy recently had five alumni who attend the University of Mississippi and all are members of the Sally McDonald Honors College back on campus to speak to 11th-graders about college planning. Shown are (from left) Lennis Barlow, Cooper Ruwe, Mary Reid Dixon, Kayla Lovitt and Clay Chance.