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Good Spellers

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2017 Middle School Spelling Bee. Shown are (back) Head of Middle School Tim Alford; (front, from left) finalist Unsh Majithia, winner Eesh Majithia, and finalist Alexandra Zevallos.


IBC Poster

The official commemorative poster for the 11th USA International Ballet Competition was revealed at a recent news conference at Thalia Mara Hall. Standing next to an enlargement are (from left) W.D.


Debutante mothers

Making plans for the Debutante Mother’s Club luncheon to be held Friday, December 8 are (from left) officers Lyn McMillin, first vice president; Collette McIntyre, corresponding secretary; Pam Butts, treasurer; Holly Buchanan, president; Frances Cole, advisor. The luncheon will welcome the mothers of the newly recognized debutantes of 2017.


Homecoming

Madison Central High School homecoming court includes (from left, back) sophomores Reggie Black and Graham Quarles; juniors Myles Hopson and Peyton Wilbanks; seniors Bailey Magee, Will Stanard, Adam McDonal, Cedric Beal, Kobe Cole and Brooks Parker; juniors Xeric Watson and Michael Zhang; sophomores Brooks Stewart and Logan Landis; freshmen Cre


Turkeys

Each year, second-graders at First Presbyterian Day School create a unique Thanksgiving turkey with their families. Shown are (from left) Garrett Maloney, Berkleigh Akins, Anderson Payne, and Victoria Morgan.


Pumpkin reports

Madison Ridgeland Academy third-graders recently did animal pumpkin book reports. They picked an animal, researched it, made pumpkins into animals and presented facts to their class.


Students soar

Shown at CJ Stewart Foundation’s Camp Down Range are (from left) program director Brian Ervin, Jackson Academy students Cyrus Manning, Douglas Noble, Carter Elliott, Anna Roberson, Nora Pickering, Lily Grace Thigpen, Lili Alford, Kennedy Nations, Rush Baldwin, Ava Del Vecchio, camp staff Jessie Berry; (front) Virginia Parry, Sydney Guy, Gabriel


Award dames

The Colonial Dames of America, America’s Oldest Colonial Society, award the Jackson chapter the President’s Award for Excellence for its work in restoration and digitization of records in Marion County. The award carried with it a check for $1,000 to be used on the project.



Angel tree

Residents of Reunion Madison collected hundreds of gifts for Angel Tree donations for children and seniors as well as Toys for Tots. Shown are (from left, back) Casey Smith, Marcus McWilliams; (front) Abby Enfinger.


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Determination

Shearer overcomes back injury to continue love of dance at Indiana University

What at one point seemed impossible for a young ballerina has now become a reality.

After suffering a back injury, Mary Kate Shearer is attending Indiana University Bloomington and is now part of the ballet program at the Jacobs School of Music.



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.


Zoo Blues

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Location cited as factor in low attendance at Jackson Zoo

For the Jackson Zoo, it’s all about location, location, location.

The zoo has been hemorrhaging visitors for years, and local and out-of-towners alike cite the park’s surroundings as a major reason why.




Zoo Blues

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.

The memo, which was sent to city officials in June, states that the zoo’s location is a major deterrent to visitors, and moving may be necessary to save it.



2017 Debutantes

PRESENTATION BALL SCHEDULED NOVEMBER 24

This 84Th year’s formal presentation of debutantes as planned by the executive board of the Debutante Club of Mississippi, Inc. will take place Friday, November 24 in the ballroom of the Country Club of Jackson.



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Trying Again

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.


City meet

The River Hills parent relay team (from left) Ben Kerr, Will McCraney, Tal Hendrix, and Parker Ellison swam to a first place finish during this year’s event at the Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.



Court denies R’land request

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco Wholesale scored a minor victory recently in their efforts to keep the wholesaler from locating on Highland Colony Parkway.

Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the city of Ridgeland’s request to expedite the appeal of the city’s 2015 vote to amend the zoning ordinance.


Dealership requests to be left out of Gluckstadt and Canton annexation issue

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

The Gluckstadt incorporation is making slow and steady progress, but there is one commercial entity that wants to stay out of the issue.

The Mak Haik car dealership, located north of Glucksadt Road and west of I-55, does not want to be part of the incorporation. The car dealer does not want to be part of Canton’s annexation either.


Watters honored for contributions

Betti Watters was the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers, Mississippi Chapter.

This award goes to Mississippi NASW members who have made significant contributions to the field of professional social work throughout their professional careers in Mississippi.


Determination

Shearer overcomes back injury to continue love of dance at Indiana University

What at one point seemed impossible for a young ballerina has now become a reality.

After suffering a back injury, Mary Kate Shearer is attending Indiana University Bloomington and is now part of the ballet program at the Jacobs School of Music.


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Trying Again

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.


City meet

The River Hills parent relay team (from left) Ben Kerr, Will McCraney, Tal Hendrix, and Parker Ellison swam to a first place finish during this year’s event at the Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.



Court denies R’land request

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco Wholesale scored a minor victory recently in their efforts to keep the wholesaler from locating on Highland Colony Parkway.

Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the city of Ridgeland’s request to expedite the appeal of the city’s 2015 vote to amend the zoning ordinance.


Dealership requests to be left out of Gluckstadt and Canton annexation issue

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

The Gluckstadt incorporation is making slow and steady progress, but there is one commercial entity that wants to stay out of the issue.

The Mak Haik car dealership, located north of Glucksadt Road and west of I-55, does not want to be part of the incorporation. The car dealer does not want to be part of Canton’s annexation either.


Watters honored for contributions

Betti Watters was the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers, Mississippi Chapter.

This award goes to Mississippi NASW members who have made significant contributions to the field of professional social work throughout their professional careers in Mississippi.


Determination

Shearer overcomes back injury to continue love of dance at Indiana University

What at one point seemed impossible for a young ballerina has now become a reality.

After suffering a back injury, Mary Kate Shearer is attending Indiana University Bloomington and is now part of the ballet program at the Jacobs School of Music.


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Obituaries

Services were held November 21 at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church for Herman L.... READ MORE


Social

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.