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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


Dancers

Madison Ridgeland Academy varsity dance team includes members (from left, back) Laura Lee Boyles, Jacqueline Ingram, Mae Correro, Leigh Tucker, Ellie Blewett, Lauren Head, Reece Ducrest, Emory Ware; (front) Haleigh Hall, Julienne Pilcher, Addie Blurton, Lanie Force, Avery Adams, Ally MacPherson, Riley Cozart.



Celebrate 100

Covenant Presbyterian kindergarteners enjoyed celebrating the 100th day of school. Shown are (from left) James Morris, Davis Spitler, Ric Rutledge, Lois Harbarger, Antonina Karam, Miriam Cole, Hayes Lagrone, Lucy Cole, Tyler Young, and Caleb Herrin.


Friendliest

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Friendliest are (from left) Jacob Beard and Jewels Tauzin.




Christmas wishes

Enjoying an evening of Christmas activities at the Jackson Academy preschool open house are (from left) Carter and Anna Haralson. The night featured holiday activities including an opportunity to share a Christmas wishlist with Santa.



Worth the trip

First Presbyterian Day School recognized the grandparents that traveled the farthest to attend the fourth and fifth-grade Grandparents’ Day Program.  Shown are Joyce and Robert Hobbie from Fairfield, Conn., with their grandson Nick Kogon.


Showtime

Performing with Jackson Academy’s 2017-2018 middle school show choir ‘Showtime’ are (from left, back) Annalee LeDuff, Eliza Perkins, Sarah Beth Usey, Anna Lauren Parker, Priya Ray, Lucy Elfert, Anne York, Hayden Parr, Josh Watson, Clayton Mahaffey, Gracie Coe, Madeleine Pettus, Kendall Ross, Sophie Rhoden, Amelia Dare Bowman, Caroline Bennet, E




Books for sale

In the Jackson Academy lower school library students (from left) Charlotte Upchurch, Stella Blair Sims, Eli Elinski, Marcos Ramirez, and Alivia Joiner browsed the annual book sale.


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