Melvin Priester was recently elected as president of the Jackson City Council. Priester, who is now in his second term, is a graduate of Murrah High School, Harvard University and the Stanford Law School at Stanford University.
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It’s still early, and there’s been little or no polling to verify it, but it sure seems like Chris McDaniel’s anti-Washington message is having a harder time catching on than it did four years ago.
The immediate news about the Social Security program is grim: This year the retirement program is scheduled to pay out $1.7 billion more than it takes in.
Since Phil Bryant’s rise in Mississippi politics began when he was appointed state auditor in 1996 by then-Gov. Kirk Fordice, he has a commendable sense of ownership about the position.
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 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.
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.
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.