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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.

Art Exhibit

The Jackson Watercolor Group will host a reception for an art exhibit February 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mary Katharine Loyacona McCravey Gallery in the McRae Building at Jackson Preparatory School.

Wish party

For the second consecutive year, Paul Moak Subaru selected Make A Wish® Mississippi as its hometown charity partner for the annual Subaru A Lot to Love Sales Event held throughout the 2017 holiday season.  As a part of the partnership, Paul Moak Subaru hosted a send-off party for five-year-old Stormy Barnes and her family who live in the metro

Polar Express

Tickets in hand, Jackson Academy students (from left) Lola Rhoden, Molly Schade, and Grace Wicks were ready to climb aboard the polar express before meeting Santa Claus in the lower school library.

Team awards

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s football team held its end-of-year banquet to celebrate a winning season that saw the Saints advance to the 3A playoffs for just the second time in school history.

Book buddies

Jackson Academy students (from left) Anna Payton Parker, Jordyn Funchess, and Blair Wilson read Christmas stories together as part of the book buddies program, which matches each first-grade student with reading partners from the sixth-grade.


Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Most School Spirit are (from left) Frances Hill and Parker Daily.



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