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Mayor secures financing for major North State project

Two years and numerous discussions later, the city of Jackson is finally moving forward on the North State Street and West County Line Road reconstruction projects.

Lynda wright helps make Ballet Mississippi  ‘just so beautiful’

The city of Jackson could soon have a plan on how to breath new life into Smith-Will Stadium, thanks to the help of the owner of a minor league baseball team in Biloxi.

The upper Spillway Road project is on schedule, and construction should begin in the spring. Soon, officials will advertise for the project.

Highland colony Parkway is in the middle of major improvements.

The parkway is currently undergoing an overlay project from Old Agency Road to West County Line Road.

William “Bill” Lester is returning to his roots.

Nearly 50 years after he hosted his first art show in Jackson, the former Northsider is returning home for a one-man show on November 2.

First 50

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School students are challenged every year to read 50 books the summer before starting first grade. Each year, on the first week of school, the students who successfully completed the challenge are awarded a certificate and a book of their own.

Back to school

Covenant Presbyterian preschool recently held their annual Back to School Night. The evening included food, games, face painting, petting zoo, and snow cones.  Enjoying the evening are Gavin and Lacy Nowell with Liam and Ceci.

On to college

New Summit School seniors accepted into college include (from left) Alyssa Watson, University of South Dakota, Mississippi State University, and University of Southern Mississippi; Courtney Latham, University of Southern Mississippi; and Libby Shropshire, Holmes Community College and Hinds Community College.

Rebecca Seale

Rebecca Seale, a student at Saint Joseph High School, displayed her Girl Scout Gold Award Project at the 2017 Mississippi State Fair. The purpose of this award project is to educate the community about the assistive devices that are available to help students be independent in school and in life.

Travels

St. Richard Catholic School had an unprecedented crowd during their Sister of Mercy/Grandparents Day celebration. St. Richard grandparents were able to attend a special mass at Saint Richard Catholic Church in their honor before visiting their grandchild’s classroom and attending a special breakfast reception hosted and catered by the St.

Turnover

After 28 years as the announcer for Friday night football games, Jackson Academy president emeritus James Peter Jernberg Jr. (right) handed the microphone over to JA alumnus Chris Blackburn, class of 1986.

Slip-sliding away

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

A bottle of complimentary champagne in front of us, Edrie Royals and I sat out on our balcony. Now late afternoon and back from our tours of Hong Kong, the sun was a burnished copper and it was almost time for our ship, the Celebrity Millenium, to set sail in the East China Sea for points, sights and scenes unknown.

Symphony talk

Crafton Beck, conductor of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra recently spoke with the Madison Lions Club. Shown are (from left) Lion Betsy Landers, Beck, and Lion President Todd Rhodus.

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Esperanza Velasquez is founder of the Mississippi Hispanic Association in Flowood.