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.
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A lawsuit that claims Mississippi is violating the free-speech rights of vegetarian food producers was inevitable.
Voted most talented in dance performance at Madison Central High School are (from left) Billie Joe Lam and Francie Davis.
Car show to benefit diabetes foundation.
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
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Want to talk racial reconciliation? Want to bridge a divide in your community? The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation could help. Portia Espy is the group’s executive director. She’s been in the position for a little over a year now.
Jackson has issued two boil water notices for the Northside. The notices are for Oak Forest Drive, in the 39212 ZIP code and Culley Drive and Crepe Myrtle Drive and Court, in the 39206 ZIP code. The notices are temporary.
Jill Ford recently announced her candidacy for the House of Representatives District 73 vacated by Cory Wilson, citing her desire to keep up the fight for conservative reforms in the legislature.
Dr. and Mrs. William Eugene Loper, III of Ridgeland announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Taylor Loper, to Andrew Steven Miles, son of Dr. and Mrs. Richard John Miles of Madison.
Two Ridgeland stores were hit with armed robberies within hours of each other on June 17.
Adrian Ready, a detective with Ridgeland Police Department, said that anonymous tips helped them solve one of the cases. However, that might not have been possible without a screen grab from surveillance camera footage.
Museum Trail project suffers delays; target date now early fall.
Clay Hays knows about perseverance.
For nearly a decade, the Northsider has worked to push the Museum Trail forward, and for years, he’s waited as the project has been hampered by delay after delay.
Jackson is one step closer to issuing $35 million in road bonds, thanks to a recent vote by the city’s one-percent infrastructure tax oversight commission.
Last week, oversight members approved the mayor’s request to leverage bond money to issue up to $35 million in long-term debt.
I was walking through Target recently and saw an advertisement for kale cleanser and wondered why in the world kale needs a special cleanser. I mean—I know it occasionally needs massages but surely it’s not such a high maintenance veggie that it requires its own type of cleanser.
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.
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.
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.
Students listed to the fourth quarter honor roll at Jackson Academy include:
Anna Rice Gables, Madison Central High School senior, was awarded most school spirit.
With Cinco de Mayo approaching, it is the perfect time to throw a taco party. Few things are as versatile, easy, delicious, and crowd pleasing as Mexican food. Many food allergies are not a problem if you serve buffet-style with many Mexican favorites. For the gluten sensitive: serve corn tortillas and corn chips, along with flour tortillas.
Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted among the beauties and beaux are (from left) Jordyn Jefcoat and Duncan Jones.
Madison Ridgeland Academy fifth-graders used their Google Slides to create book reports. Shown are (from left) Jack Dalton, Gracie Dillon, Austin Banks and Hastings Barnes.
It was Christmas time when I got the call. My son, who was addicted to drugs, had been missing for a few weeks. I slept with scrubs laid out and my phone in my hand. Then the ringing in the middle of the night. He was in the ER. “Is he alive?” was the only thing I could say.
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.