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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.


BLUE AND WHITE NIGHT

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.



Lowe, Marbury exchange wedding vows in candlelight service at St. James Episcopal

Catherine Elizabeth Lowe and David Caleb Marbury were wed April 22 at Saint James’ Episcopal Church. The candlelight ceremony was officiated by the Very Rev. David Elliot.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Alcus Lowe III of Ridgeland. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick Marbury of Ridgeland.




Gardening Glimpses

By MRS. HERMAN MCKENZIE,

Vicki McKay, my devoted caregiver and dearest and most reliable friend, came to us just before Christmas of 2016. She called and said, “I’m weary of the job I have now and have just decided I am going into a people-oriented type of caregiving.


Little dribblers plus

Jackson Academy students (from left) Gavin Lomax, Kirkland Hudson, Jarvon Gaines, Sarah Wilson Fielder, Emma Charlotte Hosh, and Carolina Walker have all participated in the Little Dribblers program at JA.



Time for college

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated College Day, during which seniors announced their college decisions by wearing various college t-shirts. Shown are (from left) Olivia Campbell, Paige Blackwood, Emily Kruse, and Jack Ditto.


Hooray

First Presbyterian Day School held “Preschool Day Hooray” for new preschoolers for the 2018-2019 school year. Shown are (from left) Rebecca and Giles Houston.



Help out

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s varsity softball team recently visited Early Childhood Center students during carpool. Shown are (back) Isabella Fraser; (from left, front) John Singh and Lorelai Bonds.


Readers

Michelle Varner, author of “Butterfly Colors,” read to the preschool classes at First Presbyterian Day School.


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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.