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John Irwin Kassel

John Irwin Kassel, 84, of Madison, MS, passed away on August 16, 2019, in Austin TX. John was born in New Orleans, LA to Philip Charles Kassel and Iris Mire Kassel on January 23, 1935.  John attended Tulane University. He married JoAnn Morvant on Nov 3, 1956.



Highest averages

Madison-Ridgeland Academy students who maintained the highest academic average among all sports and activities for the 2018-2019 school year were (from left) Alexandra Cullom, Nicolas Rowan, Bryce Ishee, Brewer Hughes, Wilson Benton, Ridge Futral.



Saints baseball

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Holland Townes (center) during the 2019 Senior Night. He was recognized with the baseball team. He is shown with his parents Andrew, Holland and Jan Townes.


Loss

By EDRIE ROYALS,

Another loss.  Another time of grief. My generation experiences death of friends and loved ones with each passing day; and, with every one, we are left with voids that cannot be filled. That`s where we are in the cycle of life. We can see the end, and we are amazed that it is close by.




News Briefs

Medical marijuana ballot initiative signatures submitted

Mississippians for Compassionate Care submitted 105,686 certified signatures from registered voters to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office, placing medical marijuana on the 2020 ballot. [Steve Wilson]


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second chance

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Recently released female prisoners find help in adjusting through crossroads ministry

Within three years of release from prison, nearly 70 percent of released prisoners were re-arrested. A Madison County program is aiming to cut back on recidivism and help those who are recently released turn their lives around.



perfect match

In rare occurrence wife was able to give husband her kidney for fourth transplant

When looking for a spouse, many search for their perfect match.

Madison residents Chuck and Jennifer Dew found that and more in each other over the years since they met as teenagers.


Reservoir officials declare state of emergency to help stop spread of Salvinia

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) board has issued a state of emergency due to the presence of the invasive aquatic plant giant Salvinia, which is spreading in Pelahatchie Bay. This is the second time the plant has been found in the Ross Barnett Reservoir.








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Soccer team

Playing for Jackson Academy’s varsity boys soccer team during the 2019 season were (from left, back) Rush Baldwin, Sean Lackey, Alex Summerford, Robert Culpepper, Drew Antici, Tanner Golden; (front) JQ Morgan, Andrew Harrison, Michael Lowe, William Janous, Reed Travelstead, Samuel Hadley and Banks McNair.


Golf signing

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School senior Price Bryan committed to playing golf at Birmingham-Southern College. Shown are (from left, back) Joe Ray, Chase and Lee Anne Bryan, Walker Barrett, Chad Darby; (front) Price Bryan.

 


Soccer player

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the boys and girls soccer teams. Shown are (from left) Sheila, Hunter, and Tommy Bryson.

 


Biomedical research

Madison Central High School biomedical research students listened to a discussion lead by guest speaker Mark Chmielewski on patient data security. Attending the discussion were (from left) Perriann Smith, Erica Chmielewski, Daniel Joshua, Chmielewski, Leija Ray, Loveleen Kaur, with biomedical research instructor Dr. Betsy Sullivan.

 



White team

Jackson Prep’s seventh-grade boys basketball white team includes members (from left, back) Andy Brown, Parker Puckett, Thomas Gough, Charlie Faulk; (front) Brantley Denson, Jack Dryden, Beckham Powers, Allen Rebich. Not pictured: Christopher McHenry.

 


Senior player

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the boys and girls soccer teams. Shown are (from left) Jim, Tucker and Sandra Shelson.

 



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Bragging rights for another year are on the line tomorrow night, as St. Joseph Catholic School takes on St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, in a storied matchup formerly dubbed “The Holy War.”