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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.

Book reports

First Presbyterian Day School fourth-graders presented character book reports on any biography of their choosing. Shown are (from left) Elizabeth Sweat, Owen Blackwell, Brookelyn Johnson, and Julia Vernon.

Dolph Maxwell

Dolph Maxwell, Jackson Academy senior, has been named a National Merit Semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Maxwell will continue in competition to be a finalist for Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring.

Opiod crisis

Phyllis Polk Johnson, executive director of the Mississippi Board of Nursing, discussed the opioid addiction crisis and its impact in the state during a recent meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Johnson and other members of the Board of Nursing provide insight and data to Gov. Phil Bryant’s Opioid and Heroin Addiction Task Force.

Kayak competition

Matthew Anger, a graduate of Madison Central High School, is one of five members of the 2017 U.S. National white water freestyle kayak team. He competed in Buena Vista, Colo., to make the team.

Help Community

Covenant Presbyterian Preschoolers have been studying community helpers and enjoyed a visit from Dr. Cathie Phillippi, a local pediatrician, who talked about the importance of staying healthy and having regular checkups. Shown are (from left) Miriam Cole, Davis Spitler, Dr. Phillippi, James Morris, and Ric Rutledge.


Middle School Volleyball

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the middle school volleyball team are (from left, back) Sage Sharp, Mayrant Gonwa, Sierra Sharp, Isabella Flores, Betsy Burrow, Kendall Anderson; (front) Celestina Retumban, Sophie Lewis, Marley Tanner, Grace Jasinski, and Kara Pickett.


Junior court

Juniors on Jackson Academy’s homecoming court, held September 15, are (from back, left) Eeshaan Bajaj, son of Dazy and Manoj Bajaj; Gregory Johnston, son of Michelle and Greg Johnston; Tafarri Pleas, son of Arnetra and Sean Pleas; (front) Ellie Brent Cartwright, daughter of Lori and Brent Cartwright; Ansley Hill, daughter of Amy and John Hill;



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.