Jackson Club speaker

Chef David Raines, owner of the Flora Butcher, was the guest speaker at a recent Jackson Club luncheon. The focus of the program was the aged Wagyu beef raised by Raines’s family in Monroe, La. Shown are (from left) Roger Wicker, Raines, David Hartman and club President Spence Flatgard.

David Blount

State Senator David Blount was elected to serve on the 2017-2018 NCSL Executive Committee at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) 2017 Legislative Summit in Boston. The NCSL Executive Committee is the governing body of the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Families support

The Families First Advocacy Council Update was held recently at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. The meeting was an overview of Families First History, Gen+, Partners, Results, Fatherhood Program, Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi, and testimonials from General Elton Berry, Colonel D. Smith, and Marcus Dupree.


First Baptist Church, Fannin collected money at their vacation Bible school for The Little Light House and  presented a check for $1,884.  Shown are (from left, back) Fran Patterson, Francie Howie, Deyanna Buckner, Terri Kennedy, Chad Russell, Jeff Giles, Amy Stokes; (front) Camya Gibson, Jase Coleman, Mary Virginia Bost, Jayveon Bankston, Kaid

Curious savage

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s upper school theater department presents the play “The Curious Savage” by John Patrick. Starring in the play are (from left, back) Jay Warnock, Hunter Newell, Betsy Seage, Stephen Cook, Turner Martin, Iain Brumley; (front) Gracie LaRue, Lauren Tanaka, Darby Farr, Julienne Sones, and Ellie Caraway.

Speaks to Rotary

Patty Furr, executive director of the Jackson Hinds Library System was guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) LeAnne Brewer, Furr,  and Brooks Buchanan, club president.

Rotary honor

The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently honored Rotarian Dick Dickerson as Rotarian of the Year, noting his “service above self” and recognizing him as a Paul Harris Fellow for his contributions to the organization. Shown are (from left) Rotary Club of North Jackson President Witt Ruffin and Dickerson.


William Meck is conducting a sock drive to benefit Gateway Rescue Mission as his Eagle Scout Project with Troop 8 at First Baptist Jackson. The project is called CitySocks and the goal is to collect more than 1,000 pairs of new socks to give to Gateway. Socks are the number one item needed by the homeless.



The Jackson Academy Accents won in the MAIS Spirit Competition, taking first place in both the AAAA Kick division and the AAAA Pom division against teams from across the state.