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5 things you didn’t know about Mark & Mary Shapley

By NIKKI ROWELL,

They are going to become grandparents for the first time in February 2020. Their best memories are from family trips with their children. While they cook up tasty meals at the restaurant, their meals at home are usually really simple. Several of the paintings on the restaurant walls were done by Mark. In their off time, they like to binge-w




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Sandpiper

Author Karen Brown was the guest speaker at recent meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Her book “Sandpiper” is an autobiography that chronicles Brown’s loss of sight as a woman in her 20s and how she has dealt with the challenges of blindness.


Our king

First-graders at First Presbyterian Day School recently presented the play “Sent to Be Our King.”  Shown are (from left, back) Joanna Hopkins; (third row) Evie Bell, John Marshall Lusk, Sam Henson, Silas Warf, Nathan Burkhalter, (second row) Asia Fortson, Campbell Hardy, Hannah Day, Alexis Thalken, Sasha Alexander, Layne Cannada; (front) Jacob



All about me

First Presbyterian Day School second-graders created autobiographies about themselves. Shown are (from left) Samuel Woo, Charlotte Lucas, Peyton Woods, and Mary Gayle Wright.


anne mccormack

, Jackson Academy senior, was recognized as a semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. McCormack will continue in competition to be a finalist for Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring. She is the daughter of Kimberly McCormack of Jackson and Jess and Mark McCormack of Madison.


More Training for Billing

A private contractor is coming back on to ensure city of Jackson employees can operate the city’s water/sewer billing software.

Recently, the Jackson City Council approved bringing on Origin Consulting LLC to train employees to operate the new billing system put in place as part of the city’s $91 million system overhaul.



Buddy match

At the Alpha and Omega Christmas party (from left) Cameron Welch and MJ Funchess shared chocolate milk and cookies before watching “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” together. The Alpha and Omega program matches a senior upper school student and a kindergartener for shared activities throughout the school year.


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Breaking News

Northsiders were among the 1,254 SPRING graduates from Hinds Community College.

Obituaries

Waymond Lee Rone died August 19, 2019 in Jackson, Mississippi. Just two weeks earlier he had been... READ MORE

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Holland Townes (center) during the 2019 Senior Night. He was recognized with the baseball team.