We each march to the sound of a different drummer; it may be an age thing, but for unknown reasons, I seem to be drawn more and more to the beat of the past. The rhythm goes on, but it’s slower. On a Danube River cruise my Jackson friends and I had disembarked from our ship, the Viking Jarl, and were now in Prague.
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Alice G. Staples, born in Memphis, TN, died peacefully at her home in Ridgeland, surrounded by family around 5:00 PM Monday, July 15, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband Tony.
He is an Eagle Scout, which he earned from Boy Scout Troop 1, the oldest troop in the state of Mississippi. He is a cradle Episcopalian and is active at St. James’ in Jackson.
The celebration of the marriage of Elizabeth Gray Hopkins and Benjamin Trent Van Pelt was held June 8 at Ashwood on Antioch Barn in Lexington, KY.
The bride is the daughter of Jeffery Hopkins and Alice Serralta of Houston. The bridegroom is the son of Laurie and Miles Van Pelt of Madison.
Students listed to the fourth quarter honor roll at St. Joseph Catholic School include:
Principal’s Honor Roll: Emma Kaye Beebe, Tyler Brown, Claire Conn, Catherine Cook, Maria Crosby, Ben Crout, Gage Douglas, Garret Grove, Clare Harkins, Jacob Harkins, Kiland Harrison, Aliana Liess, Byron Poindexter;
Andy Brown (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project built benches for batting cages at North Jackson Youth Baseball. He is shown with his parents Jay and Mary Tison Brown.
A few residents will have to boil their water for the near future. Today, the city of Jackson issued a precautionary boil water notice for the 700 to 1399 blocks of Riverside Drive. The outage affects approximately 15 connections, according to city reports.
Fifth-grade students (from left) Julia Thompson, Ebbie Barbour, Katherine Gault, Breck Hines, Yates Elfert, Emily Martin, and Brennon Shorter read poetry aloud at a recent Jackson Academy Middle School poetry cafe event.
Influenced by the Garden District in New Orleans, a new residential development will soon be in the works in the city of Madison.
The Madison board of aldermen recently voted to approve the site plan for the residential portion of the Village.
A product of the Mississippi hill-country, standing water was something I saw only in a pond on my parent’s farm or crossing the creek on “the place.” Beyond the occasional thrill of Grenada Lake spillway opening, flooding was a distant story on the Sunday evening news.
After running unopposed, District 25 Sen. Walter Michel now has a Democratic challenger in the 2019 election.
Michel, a Republican, qualified to run for the District 25 seat on March 1, the qualifying deadline.
On March 2, when the secretary of state released its list of qualifying candidates, Michel was unopposed.
I am raising three women. They are girls right now, but they will be women when I’m done with them—I hope. That’s the plan anyway. I’m aiming for three distinct versions of confident, fulfilled, kind, and brave badass women. There are so many things I do not care about regarding my children’s futures.
Mr. and Mrs. James Morris Gathings of Ridgeland announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Lauren Gathings, to Kenneth Austin Winter of Greenville.
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.
The Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) is looking into whether or not Canton Municipal Utilities (CMU) illegally raised their rates without MPSC approval.
Native Jacksonian Matt Allen is a candidate for Hinds County Circuit Court Judge, Subdistrict 1. This is the seat that has been held by Judge Jeff Weill, who is not seeking reelection to that position.
Many people know Warren Strain as the man who provides information on high profile cases across the state. However, when he isn’t representing the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, he serves his city on the Madison Board of Aldermen.
The Ross Barnett Reservoir could soon be home to a new residential development featuring lakefront lots and others with lake views.
A group called Expedition Point LLC was the successful bidders for a 100-acre property, where they intend to build the residential development.
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.
Helen Summerford is president and race coordinator of MUTS, the Mississippi Ultra and Trail Society. Summerford has a degree in classical studies from Millsaps College and a degree in physical therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).
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.
In his third season at the helm of Jackson Academy, head coach Larry Weems has returned the Raiders to their winning ways.
Last year, Weems posted a 9-3 record and took the Raiders to the second round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) AAAA playoffs.
I am the Meanest Mama in the World. That’s the word around my house, at least. The criteria for earning this title is ever-changing. Some days, the bar is as low as telling my children that they have to bathe. Other times, I have to work harder, like when I impose a consequence: ‘You hit your sister with the iPad, so now it’s mine.’
The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History received the Mississippi Travel Attraction of the Year Award during the 2018 Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Oxford. The annual conference, organized by the Mississippi Tourism Association (MTA), presents awards for tourism achievement.
Limping Chloe Bibby was in Oregon last weekend, supporting her Mississippi State teammates, while continuing the rehab process on her injured knee.
Yes, she said, the knee is coming along fine and will be stronger than ever by next season.
Yes, she said, she can’t wait to play again.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Lower School students recently celebrated Mardi Gras. Early Childhood students formed the Krewe of Little Saints and paraded for the first - fourth-graders, tossing beads to the cheering throngs along the way. Shown are (from left) Adaora Holder, Aniyah Tapper, Joshua Burns, and Alice McElroy.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the lower school’s closing chapel, during which rising fifth-graders received certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth grade.
Philip Anthony, a Jackson native, is a graduate of Jackson Prep. At Mississippi State University Anthony earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He is a graduate of Mississippi College School of Law and practices at T. Walton Dallas and the Outside Council for Capital Preservation Services.
Preparing for Summer
With The warm months finally here, the rez is gearing up for summer. Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) officials have already begun readying the water and boating equipment.
First Presbyterian Day School students collected cash donations, hygiene bags, and flood buckets for Hurricane Harvey flood victims in Houston. Students packed additional flood buckets purchased with the cash donations. Shown are (from left) John Ed Maddux, Turner Reeves, Anna Adkins, and Parker Wells.
Anna Rice Gables, Madison Central High School senior, was awarded most school spirit.
Madison Central High School senior Gabe Ross has signed a letter of intent to play football at Holmes Community College in the fall. Shown are (from left, standing) Drea Pickett, Madison Central head football coach and athletic director Anthony Hart, Ladeira Hall; (seated) Ferderrick, Gabe and Lakeisha Ross.
The intense focus in the news media, in the medical community and in both state and federal governments to America’s opioid epidemic may be getting the message across.
New data out last week shows that the number of prescriptions filled for opioid painkillers fell by nine percent nationwide, their biggest decline in 25 years.