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Subject area awards

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


Features pageant

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.




Beyond meat

A lawsuit that claims Mississippi is violating the free-speech rights of vegetarian food producers was inevitable.


Field trip

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.


Military parades

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.



The Great Kapok Tree Monkeys

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.


News Briefs

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.


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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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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.






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.



Lack of action results in loss of 34,000 library books

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.



Jackson Academy RAIDERS

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.


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Colorful

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.


Guillot fellows

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.


Debutante luncheon

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.


Superior

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


MTA award

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.


Caroler creations

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.

 


News Briefs

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.



Helping others

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.



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Social

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.