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.
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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.
The Gallery Guild’s new officers for the 2019-20 year include (from left) Betty Parry, vice president/president elect; Mary Dunbar, president; Tay Morgan, assistant secretary; Lisa Busby and Jane Jones, historian/publicity co-chairmen.
A lawsuit that claims Mississippi is violating the free-speech rights of vegetarian food producers was inevitable.
Civil asset forfeiture allows the government to confiscate property on the grounds that it is connected to a crime — without ever convicting someone of the crime. In court, a lower burden of proof applies in these civil cases than in criminal cases, even when valuable property, such as the vehicle you drive to work, is at stake.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2019 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments. Students honored for high achievements on the National French Exam are (from left) Jory Tanaka, Dami Oluwatade, Rhodes Pharr, Khushi Patel, Anna Buckley, Betsy Burrow, and Jacob McGrath.
Car show to benefit diabetes foundation.
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.
Voted most talented in dance performance at Madison Central High School are (from left) Billie Joe Lam and Francie Davis.
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.
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.
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.’
Jim Rosenblatt (left) introduced John Dowdy, (center) director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, who was a recent speaker to the Rotary Club of Jackson. Also shown is club president Brooks Buchanan (right).
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s varsity boys basketball team recently held their Senior Night, recognizing the seniors on the team and their parents. Shown are (from left) Mark, Wynn and Stephanie Garriga.
Germantown High School 2018 swim team includes members (from left, back) Thad Stephens, Anna Wren Oakes, Bailee Tillman, Jared Snyder, Peyton Boshart, Joseph Reno, Francis Magandy, Megan Stempkovski, Coleman Brown, Ana Speaks, Kelly Quertermous, Reid Lott, Bella Amis, Emma Watson, Sara Lewis, Cade Black, Katelyn Peets, Jagger Jones, Grant Schir
Sexual harassment has risen to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness with a deluge of recent allegations against liberals and conservatives in many high-profile professions — members of Congress, Hollywood actors, directors and producers, and even journalists who are supposed to be watchdogs against such bad acts.
Jackson Prep 2018 junior varsity softball team includes (from left, back) Head Coach Cory Caton; Colby Ray, Maggie Birdsall, Amelia Kidd, Raylei McKinney, Miller Jordan, Assistant Coach Shane Bennett; (front) Melle Welch, Grace Sinclair, Emma Stensaas, Tyler Reeves, Ivy Vaughn. Not pictured: Kayleigh Canoy.
Students in the listening and spoken language class at Magnolia Speech School enjoyed learning about the farm and even milked a cow. Shown are (from left) Barrett Vaughn, Ami Hall, Sehaj Babber, EJ Nichols, Gaby Mazy, Betty Murphy and Smith Barksdale.
Jackson Prep eighth-graders (from left) Jake Vineyard, Havens Smith received the Citizenship Award at the recent honors forum.
Jackson Academy seniors who earned recognition in the Presidents’ Education awards program were (from left, back) Braden Lewis, Hadley Brennan, Sam Ciaccio, Dolph Maxwell, Emma Ward, Will Laird; (front) Avery Anderson, Lacey Irby, Janise Bennett, Hannah Collums, Anna Claire Williams, Allie Perkins, and Blaine Bowman.
From West Nile to Zika Virus, a new bug-transmitted illness seems to make its way to Mississippi every few years.
Instead of worrying about what could be, though, at least one insect expert says Northsiders have enough home-grown infectious diseases to worry about.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Homecoming 2018. Members of the homecoming court representing the sophomore class are (from left) Mary Reagan Barnett, Eliza Warnock, and Abigail Calimaran.