Champions of change

Nancy King (center) was named the “Sylvia Whitlock Champion of Change” at the Women in Rotary celebration event held recently at the Country Club of Jackson. She was recognized as the first female member of the Rotary Club of Jackson and her lifetime of accomplishment and inspiration to others.

Monsanto grant

Monsanto employees recommended Mississippi Children’s Museum receive a $10,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund. Funds from the grant will be used to support their Making Masters STEAM Program. Shown at the presentation are (from left) Nicki Harris, Emily Hoff, Sammy Soignier, Susan Garrard, Greg Nichols.

Eagle Scout

Robert Branson was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at the May Court of Honor at St. James’ Episcopal Church. His Eagle project benefitted the Friends of the Mississippi River Basin Model. Branson is a member of Troop 1, sponsored by St. James’ Episcopal Church and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral, and is a recent graduate of St.

Precinct Four award

Jackson Police Department’s Precinct 4 Officer Nicole Keys was selected as the Officer of the Quarter by the Rotary Club of North Jackson. The recognition was for her interceding in a domestic violence situation. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at noon on Tuesdays at The Rickhouse in Jackson.


The Jackson Academy Association (JAA) will host A Blue and White Night at the Country Club of Jackson on Saturday, August 11. Guests will dress in blue and white to enjoy silent and live auctions, a tuition raffle, food, and live music.

Longest Day

James Tullos, Jackson Bridge Association director, presided over the local fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. Nationally, on June 21 bridge clubs hosted “The Longest Day,” a day of bridge from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sam Fant

Sam Fant was recently named Madison County market president for Citizens National Bank.  Fant served Citizens National for six years as manager of the bank’s Madison Banking Centre before he became a relationship banker.  His community service includes involvement as a board member for Madison the City’s Chamber of Commerce.  During his time on

Special agent

Christopher Freeze, FBI Special Agent in Charge in the Jackson office, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson about the challenges faced by youth and the importance of focusing resources and attention on those challenges.



The Jackson Academy Association (JAA) will host A Blue and White Night at the Country Club of Jackson on Saturday, August 11.