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State eyes undeveloped land in attempted takeover

State officials have at least 1,200 reasons they’re trying to take over the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, namely the 1,200 acres of undeveloped land surrounding it.

Sherry Hartfield’s cancer provided a platform ‘to reach others for Christ’

Smith Park likely won’t be reopened for another month, but downtown officials say the wait will be well worth it once they see the improvements.

The Greenville Golf and Country Club was the setting for the 75th annual Delta Debutante Ball December 29. The Delta Debutante Club was founded in 1942. It is the oldest debutante club in Mississippi.

Refill Café is a developing organization, run by Jeff Good, that will open late this year. It will provide young adults with the tools to take their first steps in the professional world and with training in an entry-level job.

Children’s museum hosting ‘adults-only’ party

Multiple fellow

Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club member Arnold Landry (left) was recently recognized with his third Paul Harris Fellowship, a designation for people who have attained multiple levels of financial contribution to the service organization and the Rotary Foundation.


New fellows

Five members of the Rotary Club of North Jackson were named Paul Harris Fellows during a recent meeting. The recognition, named after the founder of Rotary International, recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.










Iron eyes

Keep America Beautiful recently presented Northsider Ron Aldridge with its Iron Eyes Cody Award in recognition of his decades of community service devoted to advancing Mississippi as a cleaner, greener and more beautiful state.



Thanksgiving project

Second-graders at First Presbyterian Day School collected dental supplies for Mission First’s Medical and Dental Clinic as their 2017 Thanksgiving project. Shown are (from left) Drew Hederman, Leigh Hand, Elise Hawkins, and Ables Hurley.


Carter Wachtel

Carter Wachtel, Madison Ridgeland Academy sophomore, was among those who placed first in the Congressional App Challenge, a competition aimed at encouraging students across the United States to learn how to code by creating their own applications.


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Refill Café is a developing organization, run by Jeff Good, that will open late this year.