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Location cited as factor in low attendance at Jackson Zoo

For the Jackson Zoo, it’s all about location, location, location.

Shearer overcomes back injury to continue love of dance at Indiana University

What at one point seemed impossible for a young ballerina has now become a reality.

Robert Miller was recently named public works director for the city of Jackson. Miller has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Louisville and a master’s in business administration from Indiana University.

Another new project officially began recently as ground was broken for the Windgate Visual Arts Center on the west side of the Millsaps College campus. Dr. Robert W.

Hundreds of new jobs are coming to downtown Jackson, as are new hotel rooms and new developments.

Recently, a ribbon cutting was held to mark the opening of the downtown regional business office of Baptist Memorial Health Care.

Ballet Mississippi presents holiday classic

Miss Brooks and Lampton planning July 29 wedding in Dallas ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. F. Stephen Brooks of Dallas announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth McNeille Brooks, to Louis Powell Lampton of Jackson.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of George McNeille Brooks of Stamford, Conn. and the late Lisbeth Gibson Brooks, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Lowber Virden III of Greenville.

Band awards

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School beginning band recently presented their spring concert. The following students received awards (from left) Bailey Walker, Mark Edward Wilson (Musicianship), Madison Word (All-Around Bandsman), Sophia Lewis, Alexandra Zevallos (Musicianship), Eliza Beckett (Spirit), and Tia Harris (Citizenship).

Eagle honor

Alex Turner, (center) son of Mr. and Mrs. David Turner, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a recent Court of Honor held by Boy Scout Troop 18 of Jackson.

Parade of the famous

First Presbyterian Day School fourth-graders held a Mississippi Parade for the school the morning of their reports on famous Mississippians. Shown are (from left) Lanie Phillips, Campbell Wyatt, Morgan McClain, Caroline Smith, Alyssa Claire Cranford, Lila Watson, Ella Kincaid, Lucy Tyra, and Mamie Barton.

Thompson scholarship

Anna Sledge Tucker, a 2017 graduate of Madison Ridgeland Academy, was selected as one of the Thompson Scholarship recipients. The scholarship program was established to honor former headmaster Tommy Thompson, and to further the education of deserving graduates. Shown are (from left) Anna Sledge Tucker and Head of School Termie Land.

Reader points

First Presbyterian Day School students were recognized for earning 500 and above Accelerated Reader points. Shown are (back) Librarian Mary Thompson; (from left, front) Lytle Moore, Charlie Penny, Graham Busbea, Sara Beth Henson, Hannah Polk, Mary Kathryn Mason.

Science and tech

The Bausch and Lomb Science Award is presented to a student in recognition of high scholastic achievement in science. The 2017 recipient at Jackson Academy was Braden Lewis. The University of Rochester recognizes students in several areas.

Jungle buddies

Madison Central High School Jungle Buddies members were recognized at Senior Class Day recently. They are (from left) Outstanding Service Member Shelby Cole, Club Founder Emily Seiss, Outstanding Service Members Nhi Truong and Caroline Lewis.


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