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Monsanto grant

Monsanto employees recommended Mississippi Children’s Museum receive a $10,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund. Funds from the grant will be used to support their Making Masters STEAM Program. Shown at the presentation are (from left) Nicki Harris, Emily Hoff, Sammy Soignier, Susan Garrard, Greg Nichols.

News Briefs

Bond Includes N’side Schools

Six Northside schools could see improvements as part of a proposed $65 million bond issue.

Voters in Jackson will head to the polls on August 7 to cast ballots in a $65 million bond issue for Jackson Public Schools.

Lowe, Marbury exchange wedding vows in candlelight service at St. James Episcopal

Catherine Elizabeth Lowe and David Caleb Marbury were wed April 22 at Saint James’ Episcopal Church. The candlelight ceremony was officiated by the Very Rev. David Elliot.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Alcus Lowe III of Ridgeland. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick Marbury of Ridgeland.

McDaniel round two

It’s still early, and there’s been little or no polling to verify it, but it sure seems like Chris McDaniel’s anti-Washington message is having a harder time catching on than it did four years ago.


The Jackson Academy Association (JAA) will host A Blue and White Night at the Country Club of Jackson on Saturday, August 11. Guests will dress in blue and white to enjoy silent and live auctions, a tuition raffle, food, and live music.

Gardening Glimpses


Vicki McKay, my devoted caregiver and dearest and most reliable friend, came to us just before Christmas of 2016. She called and said, “I’m weary of the job I have now and have just decided I am going into a people-oriented type of caregiving.


Lake Caroline

South Madison county subdivision continues to grow and attract homeowners

Thirty years after the dam on Lake Caroline got under way, the Madison County neighborhood is still growing and still going strong.



When Priscilla O’Donnell and Karen Kogon met, they were at Providence Hill Farm, riding their horses, a pastime they both love.

Ben’s Legacy

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.

“He could light up any room. He was the friendliest person ever,” Lee, Ben’s twin brother, said.


JA student killed in car crash, one day before she was to graduate


A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.

Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.

The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.

Trying Again


Michel still wants neighborhood improvement district

District 25 Sen. Walter Michel hopes the fourth time will be the charm when it comes to seeing a “neighborhood improvement district” bill passed.

The Northside senator is planning to introduce a bill creating the NIDs in the 2018 session.


Bomgar tackling transparency, the economy and Justice system in 2018

Mississippi House District 58 Rep. Joel Bomgar has a lot in store for the 2018 legislative session.

Child's Prayer

Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital

The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).


Raider walk

Jackson Academy's Athletic Booster Club hosted a parade that students (from left, back) Daulton Lynskey, Tanner Ueltschey, Camden Alman, Haley Barbour, Triston Donovan, Knox Seward, Colton Ogden; (front) Pettey Sandifer, Betsy Beard, Neely Catherine Usry, Hayden Warren, Jordyn Funchess, and Gabriella Lomax participated in to cheer for the Raide

Win for poetry

First Presbyterian Day School first-grader Cecilia Turnage (left) wrote a poem for the Eudora Welty House and Garden Clerihew Contest. She won first place in the holiday season category. Cecilia is shown with her teacher Leigh Humphries.


Jackson Prep Pacers include (from left, back) Emma Sapen, Grace Parker, Avery Andress, Katie Walker, Elly Lamb, Elizabeth Herring, Evie Farrington, Lawson Yelverton; (middle row) Breelyn Davenport, Katelyn Cox, Julia Zouboukos, Mackenzie Nichols, Stewart Shive, Alex Trumpore, AnnAdair Blackledge, Beth Ann Young, Miriam Box, Alexis Simon, Jordan

Alumni awards

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held its annual Alumni Awards Day, recognizing the school’s outstanding alumni. This year’s winners are (from left) Alex Purvis ’94, St. Andrew’s Loyalty Award, and Seleta Reynolds ’94, Distinguished Alumna of the Year. Purvis and his wife, Mary, have two children, both of whom are current St.

Rotary honor

The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently honored Rotarian Dick Dickerson as Rotarian of the Year, noting his “service above self” and recognizing him as a Paul Harris Fellow for his contributions to the organization. Shown are (from left) Rotary Club of North Jackson President Witt Ruffin and Dickerson.

River trip

As part of the Ray Edgar Higgins Soar program, fifth-grade students at Jackson Academy have the opportunity to take part in a canoe trip along the Mississippi River. Ready to set out are (from left) James Chapman, vice president and dean of the school Jack Milne, and Henley Nance.

Ribbon cutting

Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new location at 114 Burney Drive off of Flowood Drive in Flowood. Ellis Wright, (left) manager for Wright and Ferguson and funeral director, is shown with John Oates, Flowood Chamber of Commerce diplomat chair.  “My grandfather started Wright and Ferguson in 1923.

Sean Brewer on Madison Central High

Sean Brewer was recently named as the new principal of Madison Central High School. Brewer has more than 23 years in education, 17 of which have been in administration. Most recently, he served for seven years as principal of Rosa Scott School. He is a member of the Mississippi Department of Education’s Commission for School Accreditation.



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