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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.

Art display

Artwork created by Jackson Academy students (from left) John Travelstead and Lucy Allen was selected for display in the Mary Sprayberry Art Gallery, which honors former JA art teacher Mary Sprayberry who served the school for 17 years.




World languages

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year.


100 milers

Jackson Academy third-grade students (from left, back) Avery Pickering, Jack Satcher III, Leighton Sijansky, Sam Smith, Liam Spratlin, Vaidan Towery, Adrianna Wang, Brianna Wang, Elizabeth Wells; (second row) Coleman Edmonson, Whit Davis, Anna Holladay, Avery Buchanan, Caden Clay, Audrey Chapman, Liza Benner, James Ogden II, Parker Orr, Mikhade



Vacation time

Preschoolers at First Presbyterian Day School dressed in summer beach wear to complete their “sun and sand” unit. Shown are (from left) Crowder Steiner and Jackson Robichaux.


High grades

Jackson Prep sixth-graders who made 95 or above in all classes are (from left) Will Herron, Sammie Johnson, Thomas Cross.



Maestro award

The Madison Middle School choral department recently attended the Worldstrides Heritage Choral and Instrumental Festival in St. Louis.  Eighth-grader JT Evans received a Maestro Award for his solo performance with the Kaleidoscope Show Choir.  Shown are (from left) MMS Choral Director Jan Bruening and Evans.





Scholarship presentation

Madison Ridgeland Academy fifth-grader Isabella Bentley received the Leigh Ann Ward Scholarship, one of the highest honors in the elementary this year. Dr. and Mrs. Ward established an Endowment Fund in memory of their daughter, Leigh Anne, who taught at MRA for 12 years.


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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.