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Showtime

Performing with Jackson Academy’s 2017-2018 middle school show choir ‘Showtime’ are (from left, back) Annalee LeDuff, Eliza Perkins, Sarah Beth Usey, Anna Lauren Parker, Priya Ray, Lucy Elfert, Anne York, Hayden Parr, Josh Watson, Clayton Mahaffey, Gracie Coe, Madeleine Pettus, Kendall Ross, Sophie Rhoden, Amelia Dare Bowman, Caroline Bennet, E


Books for sale

In the Jackson Academy lower school library students (from left) Charlotte Upchurch, Stella Blair Sims, Eli Elinski, Marcos Ramirez, and Alivia Joiner browsed the annual book sale.




Spirited

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



Senior favorites

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Senior Favorites are (from left, back) Wesley White, Jack Turnage, Ben Burnett; (front) Morgan Williams, Lindsey Howard, Neil Stewart, Mary Rogers Merrell, Emme Aldridge, Miriam Box, and Wilson Mink.


Senate page

Lillian Sistrunk (left) recently served as a page for the Mississippi Senate. Pages generally run errands for officials and senate staff. She is shown with Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who sponsored her visit. Sistrunk is the daughter of Holly and Woody Sistrunk and attends St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.


Enjoy science

Covenant Presbyterian preschoolers having fun during science class are (from left) Oliver Davis, Louis Eaton, Taylor Usry, Leighton Lampton, Rainey Maize Griffing, and Ann Hudson Vines.


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SMITH PARK RENOVATIONS IN CLEANUP PHASE; FENCES REMAINING UP TILL FINISH

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.

Last week, the large construction fences still blocked off the downtown Jackson destination.

However, much work had been completed to transform the park into a premier green space.






Even more Insanity

By KELLEY WILLIAMS,

Einstein is said to have said: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different outcomes.” This was the lede in an earlier article about public education. (Fortunately, education is changing.) It also applies to the Mississippi Public Service Commission and the Mississippi Legislature.



The Fit Soul

By AMY RAMSEY,

Special to the Sun

My name is Amy Ramsey, and I motivate and teach people how to live life on purpose and find lasting joy through integrative nutrition, fitness, purpose and faith.


Heart of a Lion

Each year, the Madison Lions Club recognizes a member of the local community that shows “Lion Like” character, but is not currently a member of the Lions Club, which is the world’s largest service organization.  The award recipient epitomizes the Lions motto of “We Serve”.


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SESSION OUTLOOK

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.


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.



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SESSION OUTLOOK

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.


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.



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Social

Each year sixth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School study ancient Egyptian culture.  Shown are (from left) Mari Lampton Walker, Lauralee Hetzel, Emily Van Uden, Hannah Polk and Addy Katherine