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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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Convocation

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School lower school students served as acolytes during the opening convocation and installation of Head of School Tom Sheppard. Shown are (from left) Sohan Reddy, Addison Tatum, Bryant Weatherspoon, Alice McElroy, Ben Croft, the Rt. Rev. Brian R. Seage, Baani Bedi, Ellie Brown, Mary Mac Sorrell, and Johann Bhagat.


Palace guards

Madison Middle School presented “Aladdin, Jr.”  as its fall schoolwide musical.  Students were chosen by audition for roles as the cast and dancers. Sixth-grade choir students sang as the chorus, while others assisted with sets, and former students served as crew.


KING OF THE COURT

River Hills Tennis Club has two new Kings of the Court , a tie: Patrick Floyd (wearing crown) and Rob Thomas (third from left). Other money winners are (from left) Miles Marcus, Hunter Lee, Rob Thomas, Shane Kellum, Hugh Trussell, King Patrick and Sudha Madakasira.


Families First

Club member Amanda Fontaine of Families First of Mississippi was a recent speaker at the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) Tosha Taylor, Willie Jones, Janet Scott, Rotary President Neddie Winters, Erica Reed and Fontaine.

 

 


Receives award

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) received the Sam Mompongo Award at the Habitat International Affiliate Conference recently held in Atlanta, for tithing $1 million to Habitat’s work internationally over the last three decades.


Dress for 100

Kindergarteners (from left) Jaycee Baker, Paylor Jordan, Lucy Hines, Hart Noblitt, and Carter Haralson recently dressed for their 100th day of school at Jackson Academy.


Soccer night

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Lewis, John, and Shannon Watt.

 


Play guitar

Learning to play the guitar in music class at Jackson Academy are (from left) Isabell Russell, Porter Meeks, Riley Flechas, Nicholas Rula and Vaiden Taylor.


Volunteer service

Thomas Dent, director of Faith-Based Volunteer Services for the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently. Dent discussed the role and activities of DCPS including his and his family’s history of fostering children and of adopting their first foster child.


Cheer them on

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Morris and Julia Mitchel and Hillis Becker.


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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.