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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.

All subjects high

At the Jackson Prep seventh-grade honors forum, students recognized for having 95 or above in all subjects were (from left, back) William Walker, Chase Thompson; (front) Kelsey Clay, Will Upton and Tyler Reeves.

Plural ice cream

First Presbyterian Day School third-graders created “plural ice cream cones.” Shown are (from left) Lily Grubbs, Addison Dungey, Carr Calvert, and Jackson Roberts.

Subject achievement

Jackson Academy fifth-grade students (from left) Titus Taylor, Gautam Ray, Bo Barbour, Vivian Baker, and Rachel Lehman received Subject Area Achievement awards for scholastic excellence and significant contribution in a subject area.

For fitness

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s lower school students recently received Presidential Physical Fitness Active Lifestyle Awards. Shown are third-graders (from left) William Skelton, Jay Bennett, Will Fender, Bryant Weatherspoon, and Elias Abraham.

Subject area awards

Jackson Prep sixth-graders who won subject area awards are (from left) Will Herron (English), Kennedy Cleveland (Math), Mason Deas (Writing), Thomas Cross (Social Studies), Gage Liston (Science).

Outstanding Raiders

Jackson Academy students (from left, back) Hadley Brennan, Thomas Arnold, Nic Brown, Matthew Brown, Mason Glaze, Olivia Stringer; (front) Elizabeth Pedigo, Lily Grace Thigpen, Erin Hederman, Blaine Bowman and Kellan Clower received the Outstanding Raider award in recognition of their respect for others, enthusiasm for learning and school spirit

Quiz Bowl

The Germantown High School Quiz Bowl team competed in the Spring Academic Invitational Tournament and won second place.  They played through five preliminary rounds before advancing to the semifinals and then to the finals.

News Briefs

District TIFs

Developers of the District at Eastover will be reimbursed to the tune of up to $7 million for infrastructure costs related to the project.

Craft brewing

Madison-Ridgeland Rotarians learned about the growing industry of craft beer in Mississippi during a recent lunch program. Matthew McLaughlin, executive director of the Mississippi Brewers Guild, was the guest speaker. Shown are (from left) Ryder Taff, John Rings, McLaughlin, and Karen Bonner.



The Jackson Academy Association (JAA) will host A Blue and White Night at the Country Club of Jackson on Saturday, August 11.