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Fireworks to fill Northside skies at Independence Day celebrations

By NIKKI ROWELL,

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.




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back on course

By SUSAN CHRISTENSEN,

Cossar enjoying recovery after reaction to cancer immunotherapy drug leaves him paralyzed. John “Bones” Cossar has been flaunting his golf scorecard lately.

But it has nothing to do with proving whether he eagled, birdied or parred.


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Ashlyn Adair

Ashlyn Adair, Jackson Academy senior, recently earned a silver key in the Scholastic Art Competition for her piece “Contemplation.”


Chapel

Students at First Presbyterian Day School have begun attending chapel services for the 2018-2019 school year. Shown are (from left, back) the Rev. Gary Sinclair, FPDS chaplain; (front) James Ritchie, Connor McNeel, Mary Claire Carter, Blythe Barton.



Rotary speaker

The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Royal Walker Jr., executive director at United Healthcare Community Health Plans of Mississippi and Louisiana as a recent speaker. The focus of Walker’s presentation was about Medicare part C and the Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans.


Back in school

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently began the 2018-19 school year. Middle school students enjoying the first day are (from left) Lauren Balfour, Saanvy Patel, and Jasper Jones.


NUTCRACKER

First Presbyterian Day School students who were in Ballet Mississippi’s production of the “Nutcracker” include (from left, back) Carolyn George, Helen Fulcher, Fran Gregory, Ellen Morgan, McClain Morgan, Elizabeth Sweat, Anne Melton Hewitt, Raney Hogan; (second row) Emma Shay, Olivia Mitchell, Deviney Claire McElven, Caroline Conner, Isabella B



Where the money is

American folklore has it that when a reporter asked 20th century bank robber Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, Sutton replied, “Because that’s where the money is.”

Although Sutton denied coming up with the pithy phrase, its point is well-taken: Put your effort where you are likely to get the biggest result.


Madison County closer to becoming home to new licensing facility

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Plans are moving forward for a Department of Public Safety (DPS) licensing facility in Madison County, which could service 250 people each day.

DPS and county officials are working toward establishing the terms of an occupancy agreement, which will then go before the board of supervisors for approval.


Freshman reps

Newly elected as officers and representatives for Jackson Academy’s 2018-2019 freshman class are (from left, back) Anna Claire Bush, Caroline Crisler, Fran Wilkirson, Connor Gee, Clayton Mahaffey, Sandon Guild, Ashton Tate, Gibson Cheney; (front) Elizabeth Castle, Olivia Quin, Regan Felder, Annalee Willson and Anna Carlisle Nichols.


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Andy Brown (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson.