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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.

Queens

Jackson Prep 2016 homecoming queen Rosemary Ferguson (left) is shown with the 2017 homecoming queen Maddy Mazzaferro (right).


Complete street

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Ridgeland recently approved a resolution to adopt a Complete Street policy. The policy was presented to the Mayor and Board by the City of Ridgeland Bicycle Advisory Committee.


Lions award

The Metro Jackson Lions Club recently honored several medical leaders for their support of the Low Vision Clinic at the Mississippi School for the Blind. Lions funded the creation of the clinic, which provides vision screenings to children from across the state. The clinic is still in use today.


Plan fund-raiser

First Presbyterian Day School’s Holiday Potpourri fund-raiser will be held October 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the home of Cherry and Ted Duckworth in the Eastover neighborhood.



Camouflage

Kindergartners at First Presbyterian Day School dressed in camouflage as they finished their studies of the letter C.


Go Gold

Jackson Academy’s Go Gold pep rally glittered as the school raised awareness and support for pediatric cancer research. Sporting their support are (from left) Hallie Hillman, Slates Veazey, Gavin Lomax, Pearson Greer, Gloria Helen Scott, Zoe Laney, Aubrey Mapp, Hampton Blanks, Julia McCrory, and Addie Hahn.


Senior Homecoming Court

Seniors on Jackson Academy’s homecoming court, held September 15, are (from left, back) Charles Rand Beneke, son of Jill and Richard Beneke; Sam Ciaccio, son of Cori and Jay Ciaccio; Tre Lewis, son of Linda and Rob Lewis; Duncan Scanlon, son of Mary Schiele and Dr.


Mystix dance

The Rosa Scott JV Mystix dance team recently held their summer camp for the 2016-2017 season. During the four-day private camp, the team was taught by a choreographer from American All-Star, based in Louisiana.


Boosters

The goal of the Germantown High School MAVS Booster Club is for student athletes to be ambassadors for the Mavericks not only on the field but also in the classroom. Shown are (from left) Josiah Thomas, Larry Taylor, club president, and Emma Simpson.


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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.