Court of honor

Michael Hederman (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at the February Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle project benefitted Magnolia Speech School.  Hederman is a fourth generation Eagle Scout since Troop 8 was chartered by First Baptist Jackson in 1921.

Rotary speaker

Mike Hurst Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Hurst informed club members and guests what the U.S. Attorney’s office does, some recent accomplishments and Project EJECT, a joint crime fighting task force with local law officers.

Lions club meets

Attorney General Jim Hood was the guest speaker for a recent meeting of the Madison Lions Club. Shown are (from left) Dan D’Amico, Stacey Philley, Hood, Greg Shows, and Chris Johnson.


The Jackson Symphony League’s spring luncheon will be held May 2 under tents in front of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry in Ridgeland. A champagne reception at 11:30 a.m. opens the annual event followed by a seated lunch. A business meeting with the election of new officers is planned.


Staffers and volunteers for Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Mississippi are planning an inaugural fund-raiser scheduled for May 5 at The Fairview Inn.

Scholarship pageant

A scholarship pageant sponsored by the Jackson Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. themed: “Princess in the Mirror, Destined for Greatness,” will be held May 6, at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Clyde Muse Center in Pearl.  Tickets are $20 and available from sorority members and will be available at the door.

Servant leaders

Dr. Barbara Johnson, instructor for the school of nursing at Belhaven University, spoke recently to the Madison Lions Club. She explained their motto, “to serve, not to be served” with a goal to educate servant leaders who seek integrity, justice and compassion through their calling in the healthcare industry.


Michele Baker, coordinator of the Crossroads Film Festival, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson about the festival, which will celebrate its 19th anniversary in April. This year’s festival will include films from across the United States and 26 countries, including 32 films from Mississippi.

Open house

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held an open house in the new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC). Shown are (from left) Chris Harth, Michelle Harth, and Jay Sones.




Rowan Brinston celebrates 60 years with Beemons and soon hitting 90 years of living