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Oaks House Museum setting for annual Easter parade and egg hunt

The first annual Oaks House Museum Easter Parade and third annual Easter egg hunt was held recently.

The Oaks House Museum (circa 1853) is owned and operated by the NSCDA (National Society of Colonial Dames in the state of Mississippi). It is one of the very few buildings (pre-Civil War). that was not destroyed or burned.





Dr. Samuel Kimble Love, MD

Hattiesburg, MS - Dr. Samuel Kimble Love, MD died June 29, 2019 at Forrest General Hospital. Memorial Services were held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church with visitation beginning at 9:30 A.M. at the church.



Board of Regents

The Baptist Foundation Board of Regents include (from left, back) Chris Anderson, vice president of Mississippi Operations, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation; Chris Coleman; Doug Hederman; W. Andy Wimberly; Tom Underwood; William C. Ashford,; Arthur F. “Skip” Jernigan; Dolph Baker; H. Chris Waterer; Mary Shapley; Lee Carson; Dudley D.



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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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Bunny arrives

The Easter Bunny came early for the children of Reunion Madison thanks to the volunteer work of the assistant bunnies (from left) Lynzy Presley, Kim Ferguson, Amy Evans, Sara Watts, Keli Ballard, Katie Mitchell, Heather Wood and Bonnie Wester.


Recognition

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School middle school students were recently recognized as Builders of Peer Support. Shown are (back) Head of Middle School Tim Alford; (front, from left) Lizzie Cochran, Sameer Tipnis, Finley Bergin, Harrison Bobbitt, Jenina Huang, Ally Hamilton, Elle White, and Jillian Wright.


JV volleyball

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the 2018-19 junior varsity volleyball team are (from left, back) Ashley McCaughan, Sage Sharp, Mary Elizabeth Needham, Ebun Opata, Betsy Burrow, Isabella Flores; (front) Kaitlin Wade, Mallie Thomas, Sophie Lewis, Celestina Retumban, and Caroline Lowery.



Railing at the wind

By THOMAS RAMSEY,

I have always disliked wind. No. That is not strong enough. I hate wind. I am sure this is quite irrational. Wind exists. It is a part of the reality of nature, where it has its purposes, including pollination and driving wind farms. Many are annoyed by it and some are considerably annoyed. Some people actually like wind, especially sailors.


Eagle Scout

Henry Greaves Jr.  (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at the May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project benefitted Gateway Rescue Mission.  Greaves is a member of Troop 8 at First Baptist Jackson and is in the ninth-grade. He is shown with his parents Henry and Lisa Greaves.



Best all around

Jackson Academy’s (from left, back) Samuel Hadley, Elizabeth Copeland, Adams Kennedy, Elizabeth Castle, Benjamin Watson; (front) Ben Jones, Ellie Hogue, and Kendall Edmonson were given the best all-around award as recognition for maintaining a balance between academic and extra-curricular activities.


Watch from seeds

St. Richard’s first-grade Cardinals are ushering the spring season in by planting seeds and watching them grow. Students planted seeds in small individual pots and journaled their observations as their seedlings grew into grass.


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.


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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2019 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments.