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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.

Kayak competition

Matthew Anger, a graduate of Madison Central High School, is one of five members of the 2017 U.S. National white water freestyle kayak team. He competed in Buena Vista, Colo., to make the team.





Help Community

Covenant Presbyterian Preschoolers have been studying community helpers and enjoyed a visit from Dr. Cathie Phillippi, a local pediatrician, who talked about the importance of staying healthy and having regular checkups. Shown are (from left) Miriam Cole, Davis Spitler, Dr. Phillippi, James Morris, and Ric Rutledge.

 



Middle School Volleyball

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the middle school volleyball team are (from left, back) Sage Sharp, Mayrant Gonwa, Sierra Sharp, Isabella Flores, Betsy Burrow, Kendall Anderson; (front) Celestina Retumban, Sophie Lewis, Marley Tanner, Grace Jasinski, and Kara Pickett.

 


Junior court

Juniors on Jackson Academy’s homecoming court, held September 15, are (from back, left) Eeshaan Bajaj, son of Dazy and Manoj Bajaj; Gregory Johnston, son of Michelle and Greg Johnston; Tafarri Pleas, son of Arnetra and Sean Pleas; (front) Ellie Brent Cartwright, daughter of Lori and Brent Cartwright; Ansley Hill, daughter of Amy and John Hill;



Sophomore court

Sophomores on Jackson Academy’s homecoming court, held September 15, are (from left, back) Henry Lee, son of Drs. Ann Marie and Stephen Lee; Douglas Noble, son of Angie and Doug Noble; Tanner Golden, son of Kristal and Dr.


Help victims

Christ Covenant School partnered with Mt. Salus Christian School, First Presbyterian Day School, and Hartfield Academy in a hurricane relief project. Christ Covenant School focused on flood buckets for the project and collected items to assemble 100 buckets.



JA Fall carnival

The Jackson Academy Association, JA’s parent association, will host the JA Fall Carnival October 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. This community-wide event features old-fashioned carnival games, a costume contest, jump houses, a bake sale, a pumpkin decorating contest and more, all on the Jackson Academy campus.


JA Fall carnival

The Jackson Academy Association, JA’s parent association, will host the JA Fall Carnival October 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. This community-wide event features old-fashioned carnival games, a costume contest, jump houses, a bake sale, a pumpkin decorating contest and more, all on the Jackson Academy campus.


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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.