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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.

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.

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.


Club Mississippi


Mississippi is the fourth most rural state in America. Only Maine, West Virginia and Vermont are more so.

In addition, Mississippi ranks fifth in the nation in terms of homegrown population with 72 percent of its population having been born in Mississippi. Only Louisiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have more natives.

Honor Roll

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


Fourth Grade

Youth Leadership

The Madison County Business League and Foundation and the Madison County Economic Development Authority sponsored the Madison County Youth Leadership program.

Honor Roll

University Of Mississippi Dean’s List

Northsiders were recently named to the University of Mississippi Dean’s List for the spring semester. To qualify, a student must earn a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74.


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).


golden handcuffs

Northsiders honor Det. Sharon Jordan for solving area home invasions

Det. Sharon Jordan can add a pair of golden handcuffs to her trophy case. 

The Jackson Police Department (JPD) veteran was recently honored by Northsiders for solving a string of home invasions in the Highland Circle neighborhood.



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