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William Morris Yeager

William Morris (Bill) Yeager, 90, passed away peacefully at his home on August 13, 2019 in Jackson, MS. He was born on February 8, 1929 in Paris, TN, the son of James Paul Yeager and Thelma Woody Yeager.  Bill grew up in Corinth, Mississippi and never imagined all the accomplishments he would achieve during his life.


All American cheerleaders

Madison-Ridgeland Academy’s varsity cheer squad recently competed at a UCA Cheer Camp at Mississippi State University. Seniors who were selected as All Americans were (from left) Caroline Venable, Campbell Owens, Emma Wilson, Mollie Potter and Cali Chance.


Best Manners

First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders (from left) Causey Jones and Casen Macke were chosen Best Manners by their classmates.


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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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Getting Closer

By ANTHONY WARREN,

House passes Community Improvement Districts bill

Another hurdle has been cleared in an effort to make community improvement districts (CIDs) a reality.

However, the biggest obstacle – a hostile lieutenant governor’s office – remains.




Growing Pains

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Decade later Germantown Middle School doubles enrollment

When Germantown Middle School opened its doors 10 years ago, there were 470 students enrolled and 40 faculty and staff members.




Lack of action results in loss of 34,000 library books

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Inaction by library officials has resulted in the loss of approximately 34,000 books at the now defunct Charles Tisdale Library. The books were destroyed by black mold.

Meanwhile, any hopes of cleaning the collection were dashed recently, when an insurance claim filed to cover the books’ restoration costs was denied.


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Reality fair

Jackson Academy eighth-grade students (from left, back) Molly McClure, Jordan Bertschler, Elizabeth Castle; (front) Pariss Smoot, Olivia Quinn, and Jane Arnold participated in the school’s first Reality Fair.


Welcome back

Middle school students at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School enjoying the first day of the 2018-19 school year are (from left) Hannah Moore, Madison Cox, and faculty member Ruthie Taylor.



Girls A team

Members of the 2019 Jackson Prep Girls A Tennis Team are (from left, back) Lily Flowers, Madeleine Conerly, Mackenzie Nichols, Caroline Whitaker, Kennedy Cleveland, Head Coach Rachel Causey; (front) Anna Gibbs, Olivia Moore, Sarah Herring, Sara Scott Gideon, Madeline Claire Hughes. Not pictured: Emma Dye, Assistant Coach Gill Burke.   


Good Samaritan

Veronica Herrin, director of volunteer services and case manager at The Good Samaritan Center, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Herrin told about the different services and events the non-profit social service organization offers. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at noon on Tuesdays at The Rickhouse.


Visit from Mrs. Claus

Mrs. Claus visited Jackson Academy’s kindergarten library before Christmas. Visiting with teacher Ali Dinkins in costume were (from left, back) Will Thomas, Guy Copeland, Joseph Banks,  Oliver Harris, Keegan Black, Colt Anderson; (front) Paylor Jordan, Lucy Hines, Carter Haralson, Hart Noblitt, Alena Asher, Jaycee Baker and Connor Asbell.


Celebrate sports

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School held its annual Saints Celebration recently, honoring each sports team and celebrating the grand opening of the school’s new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC). Shown are (from left) Chloe Ward, Lisa Hill, Ava Ketner, Emma Grace Dillard, Simone McKinney, and Betsy Van Meter.


May Day

St. Andrew’s Episcopal lower school presents May Day 2018: Milestones. The Lower School will celebrate the school’s 70th anniversary with dances representative of the last seven decades, culminating with the traditional wrapping of the maypole by the fourth-grade May 11 at 6 p.m. on the school’s Fondren campus.


Plat Corrected

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District board recently approved a ratification of plat correction for Arbor Landing Phase 2B.

According to reservoir general manager John Sigman, the original plat omitted a utility easement, so a correction was submitted to the board for approval.


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Breaking News

Tim Bryan has taken over for Dan Gaillet as engineer for Madison County.

Obituaries

Leslie Evalyn Hodge, 51, of New Orleans passed away at home on August 16, 2019.  Born in Augusta,... READ MORE

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First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders (from left) Causey Jones and Casen Macke were chosen Best Manners by their classmates.