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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.

Sunnybrook Children’s Home not only aids abused or neglected children in Mississippi, but also provides support for the child advocates who care for them.

Longtime Ridgeland Alderman Chuck Gautier

The City of Ridgeland sees continuous growth, both commercial and residential. Much of what gets done is spurred along by those who are elected to work for the city.

Life defined by making others feel good despite battling personal demons

Ben Ingram was a class clown, who would seek out the lonely kid in the school cafeteria or befriend the new student who could barely speak English.

Foundation presents indoor car show

Jackson city officials were unsure last week if work on the North State Street Reconstruction Project would continue, with federal funding for it being temporarily cut off.




McDaniel round two

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.




New state auditor

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.


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.


Crime Report

Madison Crime

The Madison Police Department received the following reports for:

Baptist Drive - petit larceny, June 21;

Crest View Drive - identity theft, June 19;

Cumberland Court - identity theft, June 21;

Highway 51 - petit larceny, two counts, June 24;

Rice Road - petit larceny, June 24;


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