Today's Top Stories

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.

Girls soccer

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s girls soccer team recently held their end-of-season banquet, celebrating a winning season as the North State Champions.

Service and leadership

Jackson Academy students (from left) Annalee LeDuff and Olivia Quin received the Service and Leadership Award in recognition of the integrity and selflessness they exemplified while serving the Student Council and Interact Club.

Block the sun

First Presbyterian Day School fifth-graders designed “summer shades” at the end of the school year featuring their summer plans. Shown are (from left) Sophia Splaingard, Ellen Morgan, Casen Macke, Hayden Jones, Chadwick Mask, and Stader Powers.

Subject awards

Subject Area Awards went to Jackson Prep seventh-graders (from left, back) Wilson Cotton, William Walker, Tyler Reeves, Tyler Collins; (middle row) Elizabeth Kellum, Anna Kate Bertolet, Madison Lee, Chase Thompson; (front) Will Upton, Rachel Watts.

Butterfly colors

Preschoolers at Jackson Academy (from left, back) Keegan Black, Addison Gnemi; (front) Dommy Mink, and Griffin McNeil recently attended a reading and discussion of the book ‘Butterfly Colors.’ Also pictured is the book’s author, Michelle Poirier Varner (center).

Soccer signing

Madison Central High School senior Connor Henderson has signed to play soccer in the fall at Millsaps College. Shown are (standing) Madison Central Head Soccer Coach Cecil Hinds; (from left, sitting) Terri, Connor and Wes Henderson.

Book awards

Jackson Prep students winning book awards at class day were (from left) Sarah Michael Kennedy (Belhaven Book Award), Hannah Arnold (Washington and Lee Book Award), Abigail Pittman (Millsaps Book Award), Reece Davis (Rhodes College Book Award). Not pictured: Mary Patton Murphy (Gordon College Book Award).


Madison Middle School presented Mary Poppins, Jr. as their school-wide musical. Performing as the Banks family were (from left) Chandler See as Michael, Mary Taylor Spell as Winifred Banks, James Covington as George Banks, and Miller Johnson as Jane.

Sophomore favorites

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted favorites for the sophomore class are (from left) Don Waller, Sara Evelyn McClintock, Mary Gray White, and Nelson Thomas.



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