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Mock trial

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2018-19 Mock Trial team competed in the Jackson Regional Mock Trial Competition. The team won both rounds of the tournament in which they competed at the Mississippi College School of Law. In addition to the team success, there were several team members who won individual awards for their performances.



silver steppers

Jackson Academy’s Silver Steppers for the 2019-2020 season are (from left, back) Vivien Stevens, Blair Wilson, Enisha Shelton, Mya Coins, Eliza Perkins, Caroline Bennett, Sophie Rhoden, Hayes Tharp, Elizabeth Copeland, Anna Lauren Parker, Avery Brooks; (middle row) Molly Baldwin, Kate Frost, Olivia Smith, Landry Lester, Mae Mathison, Anna Marga


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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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GOLFERS

Playing on the 2017-2018 golf team at Jackson Academy are (from left, back) Matthew Frost, Jack Gnam, John Henson III, Jordan Davis, Robert Culpepper, Rob Mahaffey; (front) Peyton Norwood, Connor Gee, Jack Culhane, Duncan Scanlon, Will Graven, Merritt Nations, Drake Lester, and Davis Cress.


Day’s doctor

Dr. Sara Robertson, a pediatric anesthesiologist at the University Medical Center recently served as Legislative Doctor of the Day at the Capitol. In that capacity, Dr. Robertson was available to provide emergency medical treatment to lawmakers and critical staff. Dr. Robertson (right) is shown with Sen.


News Briefs

Plan to Complete Project

One project planned for the Capitol Complex Improvement District (CCID) will finish a job undertaken by the city of Jackson years ago.


Mr. and Miss JA

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Students (from left) Camille Couey and Webb Strickland were voted Mr. and Miss Jackson Academy.


Advisory board

The Professional Advisory Board of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation recently met to welcome Walton Fenelon as the new associate director. Shown are (from left, back) Catherine Wells, Kim Jones, Donna Smith, Fenelon, Gina O’Connell, Anna Adcock; (front) Lee Parrott, Mark Roth, and Arianna Bierdeman.


Special agent

Christopher Freeze, FBI Special Agent in Charge in the Jackson office, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson about the challenges faced by youth and the importance of focusing resources and attention on those challenges.



Kate Ferguson

Kate Ferguson, Jackson Prep seventh-grader, won the President’s Volunteer Service Award and the Community Service Platinum Award.


Club meeting

The Garden Club of Madison met recently. Kim Duease presented the program followed by refreshments. Hostesses were (from left) Brenda Fortenberry, Carol Stockett, Mary Ann Workman, Sharon Robinson, Tina Begley, Connie Starkey, Laurel Albrecht and Duease.


Most talented

Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Most Talented were (from left) Meriwether Marchetti and Charlie Davis.


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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

Social

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