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State eyes undeveloped land in attempted takeover

State officials have at least 1,200 reasons they’re trying to take over the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, namely the 1,200 acres of undeveloped land surrounding it.

Sherry Hartfield’s cancer provided a platform ‘to reach others for Christ’

Smith Park likely won’t be reopened for another month, but downtown officials say the wait will be well worth it once they see the improvements.

The Greenville Golf and Country Club was the setting for the 75th annual Delta Debutante Ball December 29. The Delta Debutante Club was founded in 1942. It is the oldest debutante club in Mississippi.

Refill Café is a developing organization, run by Jeff Good, that will open late this year. It will provide young adults with the tools to take their first steps in the professional world and with training in an entry-level job.

Children’s museum hosting ‘adults-only’ party

Polar Express

Tickets in hand, Jackson Academy students (from left) Lola Rhoden, Molly Schade, and Grace Wicks were ready to climb aboard the polar express before meeting Santa Claus in the lower school library.


Team awards

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s football team held its end-of-year banquet to celebrate a winning season that saw the Saints advance to the 3A playoffs for just the second time in school history.



Book buddies

Jackson Academy students (from left) Anna Payton Parker, Jordyn Funchess, and Blair Wilson read Christmas stories together as part of the book buddies program, which matches each first-grade student with reading partners from the sixth-grade.




Spirited

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Most School Spirit are (from left) Frances Hill and Parker Daily.


Honor Roll

Madison Ridgeland Academy

Students listed to the honor roll at Madison Ridgeland Academy for the second nine weeks include:

 

Fourth Grade



Show Choir

Performers and crew with Jackson Academy's 2017-2018 Upper School show choir 'Encore' are (from back, left) Ana Kelly Hontzas, Nora Pickering, Phoebe Guinn, Hannah Hardee, Hensley Moulder, Dolph Maxwell, Alex Sirven, Gabe Bradley, Elliott Butler, Thomas Iupe, Wisdom Ware, Madison Stanton, Zoe Ladner, Ike Reed, Eeshaan Bajaj; (fourth row) Charle




Junior Varsity Boys

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the junior varsity boys basketball team are (from left, back) Noel Wiggs, Andrew Ditto, Arness Georgetown; (front) Walter Johnson, Jackson Bataille, Aaron Cooper, and Michael John Davis.


Inns of Court

The Charles Clark Chapter of the American Inns of Court announced its 2018 executive committee. The 2018 members include (from left, back) Judge Carlton Reeves, Judge Leslie Southwick, Judge Kent McDaniel, Sam Kelly; (front) Dean Patricia Bennett, immediate past president; Richard Roberts, president, and Judge Patricia Wise.


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Refill Café is a developing organization, run by Jeff Good, that will open late this year.