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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.




Miss Fordice and Payne to exchange wedding vows February 23 in Vicksburg service

Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Lloyd Fordice of Vicksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Louise Fordice, to Thomas Bruce Payne III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bruce Payne Jr. of Madison. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Governor of Mississippi, the Hon. Daniel Kirkwood Fordice Jr.







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.


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Alumni awards

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated the 2018-19 Alumni Awards, recognizing and honoring outstanding alumni. This year’s winners are Jack Allin, 1996 – St. Andrew’s Loyalty Award; and Ben Wynne ,1979 – Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.


News Briefs

Downtown Parking

The Jackson Police Department (JPD) has stepped up parking enforcement along East Capitol Street, meaning vehicles parked in the street’s center loading zone for extended periods of time could be subject to a ticket.


TRIPLE CROWN WINNERS

The 12U Major team, Mississippi Angels, won the 2019 Triple Crown Slumpbuster Series in Omaha. There were 291 teams in the tourney and 65 in their division. They went 8-0 and played California, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Colorado, Arkansas and Nebraska teams.  They also finished the 12U Major Team in the State of Mississippi.


Honor officers

Madison Ridgeland Academy 2019 High School Honor Society officers are (from left) Alexandra Cullom, president; Shelby McCraw, vice president; Georgia Galatas, secretary; and Caroline Haywood, service chair.


Math tournament

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School competed in the annual Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Tournament, hosted by the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) education in Columbus. There were 32 schools and 490 students competing from across Mississippi. St. Andrew’s won first place overall for the second year in a row.


January students

Madison Central High School January students of the month are (from left, back) Patricia Bethea, Jenny Chapin, Elle Muirhead, Christian Berry, Grant Darling; (second row) Ta’preka Brown, Emma Christy, Mya Hayes, Ian Brown; (front) Chance Trammell, George Kotev, Will Scoggins and Chris Ogburn. Not pictured: Quinn Crothers and Anna Francis.


Melissa Joseph

Former Northsider, was recently in town to celebrate her newly published debut book of poetry, “A Tender  Force.” A launch party and reception was held at Lemuria Books for a book signing/reading.


State in good shape on measles

There is a tendency, when talking about Mississippi, to focus heavily on the areas where the state doesn’t do well.

Given its low ranking in desirable categories, such as income and education, and its high ranking in undesirable ones, such as incarceration and obesity, there’s a lot to talk about when discussing our state’s failings.


Champions

First Presbyterian Day School’s sixth-grade football team recently completed their season with a championship win.



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The 12U Major team, Mississippi Angels, won the 2019 Triple Crown Slumpbuster Series in Omaha. There were 291 teams in the tourney and 65 in their division.