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Jackson residents paying twice to keep all libraries open

Jackson taxpayers are helping to keep the Clinton library open, but don’t expect that city to return the favor any time soon.

Kid’s Chance is a Mississippi Bar charitable organization that offers scholarships to college-aged children whose parents have been killed or seriously injured in a work-related accident.

FROM PROGRAMS TO VENUES TO FUND-RAISING, TIPPY GARNER GUIDING FORCE OF OPERA

A Jackson native, Tippy Garner has always lived in the north and northeast area of the city.

Michael Causey, a ninth-grader at Jackson Prep, won the INEX Legends Car Racing regional qualifier at Sunny South Raceway in Mobile, that secured him an entry for U.S. Legend Car Nationals.

Annual JA event planned October 17

The Northside Sun has just learned that the Eudora Welty Library is expected to be shut down by the state fire marshals today at 5:00pm, that according to Jackson-Hinds Library Executive Director Patty Furr.

Support children

Melissa Skelton (center), a partner at Olde Tyme Commissary and Inside Out in the Renaissance in Ridgeland, recently presented board members of Friends of Children’s Hospital a check for $450. Shown with Skelton are Scott Overby (left), board president; and Sidney Allen (right), incoming board chairman.

Outstanding Raiders

Fifth and sixth-grade students at Jackson Academy (from left, back) Anna Margaret Hooker, Austin Craft, Adams Kennedy, Kendall Ross, Thomas Antici, Bennett Wier; (front) Virginia Browning, Landry Lester, Tack Mahaffey, Cole Cress, Gracie Drew Pratt, and Olivia Claire Williford received the Outstanding Raider Award.

Dash 'n Splash

The fourth annual “Race for Brain Injury Dash N Splash” 5K Run, Walk and Roll was held recently at Old Trace Park in Ridgeland.  The race kicked off the day for the Independence Celebration at the Rez.  After the race, participants enjoyed watermelon, water balloons and playing on water slides.

Students visit

Ryleigh Wells (left) and Royce Smith hang out when the sixth-grade girls from First Presbyterian Day School recently volunteered their time at The Mustard Seed.

Stingrays place

The River Hills Stingrays placed third overall in the 2017 Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.  Shown are Stingrays coaches and swimmers (from left, back) Coach Ben Burnett, Coach Ashton William Heath, Coach Jack Smithson, Coach Abigail Barton, Co-head Coach Sumner Thomas, Co-head Coach Emily Watson, Poppy Kerr, Coach Trey McMullan; (middle r

Ava Ladner

Ava Ladner is the 2017 recipient of the Jane Gibbons Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to a Jackson Academy sixth-grade student who demonstrates loyalty to the school, possesses a promise of music ability, and has a Christian spirit of encouragement and kindness.

Merritt Nations

Merritt Nations is the 2017 recipient of the Higgins Family Scholarship, which is presented to a Jackson Academy student who exhibits a spirit of hard work, moral character, compassion for others, and commitment to improving their school and community.

Skylar Alexander

Skylar Alexander received Jackson Academy’s 20th Century Endowed Scholarship Award, which was established in 1998 by an anonymous donor. This award recognizes a student who possesses leadership skills, is well-rounded in his or her academic and extracurricular pursuits and comes from a Christian home.

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FROM PROGRAMS TO VENUES TO FUND-RAISING, TIPPY GARNER GUIDING FORCE OF OPERA

A Jackson native, Tippy Garner has always lived in the north and northeast area of the city.