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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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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.





Books for sale

In the Jackson Academy lower school library students (from left) Charlotte Upchurch, Stella Blair Sims, Eli Elinski, Marcos Ramirez, and Alivia Joiner browsed the annual book sale.


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.


Narcotics

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).


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.

 


Book reports

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.


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