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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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Bramlett on role as district attorney

John K. Bramlett Jr. was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as District Attorney for the 20th Circuit Court District, which includes Madison and Rankin counties. He replaces Michael Guest, who was elected to the U.S. Congress. Bramlett has served as an assistant district attorney in the 20th Circuit Court District since 2015.







New mixed-use development planned for Madison featuring businesses and housing

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Work will soon be under way on a new mixed-use development in Madison, which is designed to have the feel of a historic downtown neighborhood.

The Village at Madison will be located off Main Street near the police department and will be home to the newest Half Shell Oyster House location.


Renaissance construction

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Construction is on track for the second and third phases of Renaissance, complete with a show fountain and Malco theater.

Phase two of Renaissance is projected to be complete sometime this summer or early fall.

The Costco portion of phase three and four should be complete by next summer.



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Art recognition

Jackson Academy kindergarten students (from left) Amelia Chandler, Elizabeth Peters, Elizabeth Markow, Kate Ferrell, and Ava Harwell recently earned recognition at the local and district levels of the MAIS Art competition.



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.



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.


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.


News Briefs

Purchase Right of Ways

The Hoy Road widening project is still in the preliminary stages, but officials are taking steps to get construction under way.

In March, the mayor and board of aldermen approved invoices for eight rights of way purchases, totaling $55,350.


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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.