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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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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.


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.


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Monsters

Jackson Academy fifth grade students (from left, back) Yates Elfert Jr., Luke New, Caleb Bidwell; (front) Sara Kate Long, Katherine Gault, Olivia Salvo, and Sanders Reeves created monsters and wrote presentations describing them, exercising their imaginations and practicing writing skills.


Book group

Several members of the Jane Austen Society of North America - Mississippi Chapter, met recently for a book group discussion of Austen’s “Northanger Abbey.” Shown are (from left) Carla Wall, Carolyn Brown, Lori Toyota, Susan Haller, and Linda Thompson. Incoming Regional Coordinator for JASNA-MS is Brenda Ware Jones.

 

 


Athletes

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted Most Athletic are (from left) Erin Hederman and Owen Fracchia.

 


Friendliest

Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Friendliest Girl and Boy were (from left) Maggie Waller and Will Jones.

 



Coach correspondence

Fifth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School practiced letter writing by writing to football coaches in the Southeastern Conference. Many received notes in return. Shown are (from left) Ellis Rich, Walker Dreher, Rand Woodson and Worth McGehee.

 


Helping out

First Presbyterian Day School students enjoy serving as preschool helpers in their classrooms. Shown are (from left) Brady Griffin, Britt Baker, Ellie Hederman, and Aven Clark.

 

 


Doctor of the day

Dr. Kristen Crawford, (right) an internal medicine practitioner, served as Legislative Doctor of the Day at the Capitol recently. In that capacity, Dr. Crawford was available to provide emergency medical treatment to lawmakers and critical staff. Dr. Crawford is standing with Sen. David Blount (left), who introduced her.

 

 


Spanish honors

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2019 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year.


Mystery club

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seventh and eighth-graders recently performed humorous mysteries in their spring play, The Mystery Club: Episodes One and Two, by Ross Mihaiko, at the north campus Center for Performing Arts.


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Breaking News

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

Obituaries

William Sherman Sampson Jr., 75, died unexpectedly Saturday July 13, 2019 at his home near Learned... READ MORE

Social

Jackson Prep freshmen earning Subject Area Awards are (from left, back) Wayne Hsieh, Coding Award; Chambers Malouf, French II Award; Jeffrey Jordan, Latin II Award; (third row) Owen Abney, Honors