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Connection

Randy Watkins’ love of golf takes him to the U.S. Open and mentoring young players on the sport.

Sports are a hobby for many, but one Northsider understands the connections that can be gained through sports.




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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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.



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.


Pass the gavel

Outgoing Madison Ridgeland Rotary Club President Steve Jackson (left) is presented a plaque of appreciation from incoming President Sharon Moulder (right) during a recent meeting. Moulder joined the club in 2009. Jackson joined the club in 2012.


CELEBRATE FOUNDING

Jackson alumnae members of the national Alpha Chi Omega collegiate sorority recently met for a luncheon to celebrate the founding of the fraternity in 1885. Alpha Chi Omega currently has more than 280 alumnae chapters across the United States and is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference.


Represent sophomores

Jackson Academy sophomore class officers and representatives (from left, back) Lila Robertson, Priya Ray, Anna Claire Seago, Ally Sessums, Thomas Arnold, Sophie Hays; (front) Mackenzie Coburn, Jenna Daly, Ava Couey and Caroline Harrington will serve together during the 2018-2019 academic year.


Polar inspiration

With their classmates, Jackson Academy second-grade students (from left) Carson Lester, Emily Lampton, Preston Gough, and Lillian Griner participated in activities inspired by the book The Polar Express before Christmas.




Book collectors

Students (from left) Anna Margaret Hooker, Landry Lester, and Mary Hampton Walker accepted book donations on behalf of Teen Trendsetters and Big House Books during Jackson Academy’s 60th Anniversary book donation drive.


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Breaking News

A settlement could be on the horizon in the city of Jackson’s $225 million lawsuit against Siemens... READ MORE

Obituaries

William Morris (Bill) Yeager, 90, passed away peacefully at his home on August 13, 2019 in Jackson... READ MORE

Social

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