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 Biology Award; Jack Harvey, Latin I Award; Ethan Batol, Biology Award; Barnes Lowry, Spanish I Award; Jay Fountain, Band Award; (second row) Ellyn Wai
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Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Skylar Alexander, (left) daughter of Rhonda and Charles Alexander, was voted Most Beautiful and Max Harmon, (right) son of Lisa and Patrick Harmon was voted Most Handsome.
Amelia McGowan is senior attorney over the immigration law division with the Mississippi Center for Justice. McGowan helped found the division about a year ago. Prior to joining the center, she served as program director for the Migrant Support Center for Catholic Charities Jackson.
Car show to benefit diabetes foundation.
A lawsuit that claims Mississippi is violating the free-speech rights of vegetarian food producers was inevitable.
Students at First Presbyterian Day School’s Under the Oaks summer program enjoyed a field trip to the Mississippi Natural Science Museum. Going were (from left) Annabelle Hendrix and Charlotte Morgan.
In a Fourth of July spectacle in Washington that blurred the lines between patriotic celebration and political preening, President Donald Trump thankfully steered clear of turning his speech on the Washington Mall Thursday into a brazen re-election pitch.
Mississippi politics may have a sketchy track record about producing good public policy, but at least you can say it always makes for entertaining theater.
The latest act in that long-running saga came last week in the race for governor.
St. Richard 3rd Grade Students presented a play based on the book The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry while studying biomes. Students created the set and their costumes for the play based on their research of plants and animals in the Amazon Rainforest. Shown (from left) Lily Frances Garner, Loftis Garner, Neel Boteler, and Reed Walker.
Alternative Route Requested
Jackson city officials will ask Eastover residents to take a different route, if possible, once construction gets under way on the second phase of the Eastover Water Main Replacement Project.
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.
Jackson city councilman Ashby Foote announced the long-closed Meadowbrook bridge in Eastover has been bid out to low-bidder Hemphill Construction. Work starts in August and should be completed in 45 days.
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.
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.
Covenant Presbyterian Preschoolers enjoying learning colors by having color dress days. Celebrating the color red are (from left) William Smith, Anna Kathryn Hinshaw, Hassen Torrey, Lucy Maddux, Abigail Doe, Evelyn Kalka, and Andrew Seymour.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently announced 15 students as the 2018-19 Guillot Global Fellows. Established in 2010 by Creath Louis Guillot ’75, the Guillot endowment provides grants to upper school students for service-oriented international travel.
The Debutante Mother’s Club is gearing up for its annual Christmas party set for Monday, December 17 and making plans for the 2019 spring luncheon which will be at the Country Club of Jackson, Tuesday, April 17.
All of the students from Madison Middle School who attended the spring MMEA Junior High Solo and Ensemble Festival in Clinton received Superior ratings. Shown are MMS Choral Director Jan Bruening (back), with students (from left, front) Camden Hood, James Covington, Benton Donahue, Miller Johnson, Riley Didion, Neely Kiihnl, and Ann Leyton Lor
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.
First Presbyterian Day School fourth-graders created festive carolers in art class. Shown are (from left) Hazel Ginn, Lily Johnson, Bennett O’Quinn and Ta’J Robinson.
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.
Among those most intemperately calling for President Trump’s impeachment is the potty-mouthed new Democratic congresswoman from Michigan, Rashida Tlaib.