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Honored for excellence

Catherine Bennett (right) from New Summit School received the Metro Teacher Honoree Award of Excellence from the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership.  Bennett was one of 12 selected from more than 100  nominees. The award is designed to elevate the teaching profession by recognizing and awarding teachers.


New Eagle Scout

Miller Gleason (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s October Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project installed a gravel pathway for LeFleur Bluff State Park.  He is shown with his parents Mike and Sherry Gleason.


Colonial Dames

Debbie Cannon,  state president of the Mississippi State Society Colonial Dames 17th Century, recently visited with the Elizabeth Tilley Chapter in Southaven in the home of President Dorothy Heron. Attending were (from left) Cannon, Nita Thompson, Billy Breedlove, Judy Byars, Herron, Diane Coleman-Horne, and Kathy Brewer.


Spanish honors

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2019 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year.


Board of Regents

The Baptist Foundation Board of Regents include (from left, back) Chris Anderson, vice president of Mississippi Operations, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation; Chris Coleman; Doug Hederman; W. Andy Wimberly; Tom Underwood; William C. Ashford,; Arthur F. “Skip” Jernigan; Dolph Baker; H. Chris Waterer; Mary Shapley; Lee Carson; Dudley D.


Field day

First Presbyterian Day School students celebrated the end of the school year at Field Day, a long-standing tradition of the school.


William Sherman Sampson Jr.

William Sherman Sampson Jr., 75, died unexpectedly Saturday July 13, 2019 at his home near Learned, MS. Bill was the first of 5 children in is family and was born at Fort Ft McClellan in Alabama July 2, 1944. Bill grew up in Jackson, MS and attended the University of Mississippi. He was an avid fan of Ole Miss football his entire life.


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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.



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David C. Davis

David C. Davis of Madison, associate professor of history at Millsaps College, has been named the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations International Perspectives Faculty Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year. He will teach in the fall of 2018 a seminar at Millsaps focused on local identities in the global village.


Cinco de Mayo feast

By LISA IRELAND,

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.



Jazz spirit

Dancing with Jackson Academy’s seventh grade spirit team, Jazz, this fall are (from left, back)  Anna Kate Lucas, Virginia Browning, Anna Margaret Hooker, Lucy Allen, Mary Hampton Walker; (front) Darbie Brewer, Abby Fielder, and Sophie McIntire.


Billye Haskins Dallas

Billye Haskins Dallas, 89, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, passed away June 15, 2019. Visitation is on Tuesday June 18, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Parkway Funeral Home, 1161 Highland Colony- Parkway, Madison, Mississippi.


Congressional hypocrisy

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.


jr. varsity softball

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.

 


Guys and Dolls

The upper school performing arts department of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School proudly presents the Broadway musical comedy, “Guys and Dolls,” February 28, March 1 and 2 at the Center For Performing Arts located on the north campus in Ridgeland.  The production features a cast of 26 singers and dancers, and a live, 14-piece orchestra.




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The 12U Major team, Mississippi Angels, won the 2019 Triple Crown Slumpbuster Series in Omaha. There were 291 teams in the tourney and 65 in their division.