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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.

New Officers

Frances Carlton, first vice president National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century recently installed the new officers for the Reverend Samuel Swayze Colonial Dames XVII Century Chapter.

Gardens cahirmen

Madison Ridgeland Academy’s “PATS” organization  introduces the 2018 Gardens of Madison County chairmen (from left) Luly Johnson and Michelle Crews. Planning is already under way for the 2018 Gardens of Madison County Tour. Johnson and her husband, Trey, have a son, Ford, in the fifth-grade and a daughter, Reese, in the third-grade.

Saints celebrate

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School held its annual Saints Celebration recently, honoring each sports team and celebrating the grand opening of the school’s brand-new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC). Shown are (from left) Madeleine Halford, Sarah Beth Greener, Mary Reagan Barnett, Caroline Croft, and Allison Santa-Cruz.

Family biographies

In Jackson Academy’s fourth grade, students (from left) Layla Farmer, Daniel Luzardo, Caroline Quin and Baird Kennedy recently presented projects where they wrote one of their family members’ biography.

Hurrican help

Christ Covenant School partnered with Mt. Salus Christian School, First Presbyterian Day School, and Hartfield Academy in a hurricane relief project. Christ Covenant School focused on flood buckets for the project and collected items to assemble 100 buckets.

River trip

As part of the Ray Edgar Higgins Soar program, fifth-grade students at Jackson Academy have the opportunity to take part in a canoe trip along the Mississippi River. Ready to set out are (from left) James Chapman, vice president and dean of the school Jack Milne, and Henley Nance.

Breley Boykin

Breley Boykin, Prep junior, pitched two perfect games with 23 strikeouts last week and batted .466 with 11 RBI and two home runs.



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.