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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.


Club Mississippi

By WYATT EMMERICH,

Mississippi is the fourth most rural state in America. Only Maine, West Virginia and Vermont are more so.

In addition, Mississippi ranks fifth in the nation in terms of homegrown population with 72 percent of its population having been born in Mississippi. Only Louisiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have more natives.







Roe versus Wade

Susan Collins, the moderate Republican Maine senator considered a key vote on a pending U.S. Supreme Court nominee, made a bizarre observation the other day.




Longest Day

James Tullos, Jackson Bridge Association director, presided over the local fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. Nationally, on June 21 bridge clubs hosted “The Longest Day,” a day of bridge from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.



Sam Fant

Sam Fant was recently named Madison County market president for Citizens National Bank.  Fant served Citizens National for six years as manager of the bank’s Madison Banking Centre before he became a relationship banker.  His community service includes involvement as a board member for Madison the City’s Chamber of Commerce.  During his time on


Special agent

Christopher Freeze, FBI Special Agent in Charge in the Jackson office, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson about the challenges faced by youth and the importance of focusing resources and attention on those challenges.


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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.