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State marks bicentennial with museums opening, events

Jim Wikirson is executive director of the Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) and a member of JXNUNITED, a group of neighborhood association leaders that meets regularly to discuss common concerns.

Christ Methodist program offers special ministry to middle, high school students

Metropolitan ballet presents holiday favorite

Move could help zoo correct problems study concludes

A new location could be key to saving the Jackson Zoo, according to a memo from zoo Executive Director Beth Poff.

As shoppers descend on their favorite stores this holiday shopping season, police across the Northside are gearing up for another busy few weeks.

Good spellers

Representing First Presbyterian Day School in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools District Spelling Bee were (from left) Harrison Fulcher, Nichols Katsaboulas, and Helen Fulcher.


Shark tank ideas

Fifth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School competed in a Shark Tank competition in their Idea Lab classes. Each group invented a product and presented it, along with a marketing plan and budget, to “sharks” (judges).


Students soar

Shown at CJ Stewart Foundation’s Camp Down Range are (from left) program director Brian Ervin, Jackson Academy students Cyrus Manning, Douglas Noble, Carter Elliott, Anna Roberson, Nora Pickering, Lily Grace Thigpen, Lili Alford, Kennedy Nations, Rush Baldwin, Ava Del Vecchio, camp staff Jessie Berry; (front) Virginia Parry, Sydney Guy, Gabriel


Girls basketball

Jackson Prep eighth-grade girls basketball team members are (from left, standing) Anna Clinton Lee, Wilkie Gonwa, Annie Jicka, Grace Sinclair, Caroline Yelverton, Allee Hadden; (seated) Veronica Chough, Selah Ferguson, Evelyn Thornton, Mckenzie Sykes, Margie Frye.


Turkeys

Each year, second-graders at First Presbyterian Day School create a unique Thanksgiving turkey with their families. Shown are (from left) Garrett Maloney, Berkleigh Akins, Anderson Payne, and Victoria Morgan.


Pumpkin reports

Madison Ridgeland Academy third-graders recently did animal pumpkin book reports. They picked an animal, researched it, made pumpkins into animals and presented facts to their class.


Homecoming

Madison Central High School homecoming court includes (from left, back) sophomores Reggie Black and Graham Quarles; juniors Myles Hopson and Peyton Wilbanks; seniors Bailey Magee, Will Stanard, Adam McDonal, Cedric Beal, Kobe Cole and Brooks Parker; juniors Xeric Watson and Michael Zhang; sophomores Brooks Stewart and Logan Landis; freshmen Cre


Ecology break

Taking a break after planting a fall garden in honors ecology at Jackson Academy are (from left, back) Holland Hearn, Avery Anderson; (second row) Frances Anne Fortner, Anna Claire Williams; (front) Cailynn Gregory, and Hannah Hoover.


Good Spellers

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2017 Middle School Spelling Bee. Shown are (back) Head of Middle School Tim Alford; (front, from left) finalist Unsh Majithia, winner Eesh Majithia, and finalist Alexandra Zevallos.


Signs with Hinds

Harrison Haley, senior at Germantown High School, signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Hinds Community College. Shown are (from left, back) Drew Crowell, Wesley Bolden, Brian Hardy, TJ Grissom, Presley Hill; (front) Leianne, Harrison and Chris Haley.


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The St. Joseph Catholic School girls swim team won the state championship recently at the state championship swim meet held at the Tupelo Aquatic Center. The St.