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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.




Gardening Glimpses

By MRS. HERMAN MCKENZIE,

The American Daffodil Society lost one of its true statesmen on Friday morning, August 18, when Rod Armstrong, after a long and courageously and seemingly won victory over lung cancer, succumbed after a very private battle against leukemia. He was only 73.


Ventures

The Rotary Club of Jackson’s recent guest speaker was Gerard Gibert, co-founder and CEO, Venture Technologies. Shown are (from left) club President Brooks Buchanan, Gibert, and Susan Lunardini.


New at the school

New Prep faculty and staff for the 2017-18 year are (from left, standing) Tim Wise, Matt Butts, Richart Schug, Cori Ciaccio, Beth Watts, Mollie Blair, Jina Smith, Chris Goodman, Brian Fugler, Drew Wilson; (seated) Pollyann Watters, Alix Zachow, Linda Self, Katie Bonds, Alyssa Finneyfrock, Gracie Chesnut, Temperance Jones, Silvia Page, Kathryn S


Here we are

Emily (left) and Evelyn O’Mara take a quick photo on the first day of kindergarten and first grade at First Presbyterian Day School.


Helping hands

Allstate employees in the metro Jackson area recently helped to build a house for Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area that is being sponsored by the Selby and Richard McRae Foundation. To honor the Allstate employees’ investment of time and their spirit of giving, the Allstate Foundation awarded Habitat a grant of $11,000.


Lignite debate

City business was not on the table recently when Jackson Ward One Councilman Ashby Foote visited the Metro Jackson Lions Club. Rather Foote discussed the Kemper County Lignite Plant, which has sparked debate among many who were worried about its cost. Shown are (from left) Lion Henry Burge and Foote. Lions meet each Monday at Scrooge’s.


Two fellows

The Rotary Club of North Jackson welcomed two new Paul Harris Fellows to the club during a recent meeting. Members Uriel Pineda and Matthew Turnage became Paul Harris Fellows by contributing $1,000 to the Rotary International Foundation. Shown are (from left) Joe Harris, Pineda, Turnage, and Sumas Das, club foundation director.


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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.