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Princess Ariel visits with children during the tea event last year.
Princess Ariel visits with children during the tea event last year.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:00 PM
Once Upon A Fairytale: A Mother Daughter Princess Tea is an event raising awareness for adoption in the world. This year, the event is presented by Ergon, Exmark, and Regional Enterprises. This special event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 9, at The South Warehouse on East Silas Brown Street in Jackson. The tea, intended for mothers and their young daughters to attend together, will help raise money for Eagle’s Nest Children’s Home in Guatemala to send its residents to school.
  • Center Players to perform 'The Red Velvet Cake War'
    The Center Players Community Theatre is cooking up a tasty treat to share with audiences next week.
        For six weeks, director Ken Hackman and his 12-member cast have been mixing all the ingredients for a knee-slapping, Southern-baked comedy that will be served March 2-5 at Madison Square Center for the Arts.
  • MRA baseball team defending title as they take the field the season
    MADISON – Sometimes sports just get things right.
        Prior to its season-opener against Copiah on Thursday night, the MRA baseball team took the field with only eight players to honor Cole Kirby, a Patriots’ infielder who died in a car accident this summer. The first pitch of the game was thrown with nobody at second base, Kirby’s position.
  • Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society annual show held Feb. 25-26
    The Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society’s  58th Annual Show is scheduled for Feb. 25-26 at the Trade Mart on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson.

    Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students. Scouts and Scout leaders in uniform get $2 admission. Children 5 and younger get in free.
  • Banks' supervisor election challenge heads to jury trial by judge's order
    A jury trial will be held immediately to determine the outcome of an ongoing District 4 Supervisor election challenge between Karl Banks and David Bishop that began at the end of 2015.
  • Crowdfunding helping people in need like Madison widow with infant twins
    A Madison widow with newborn twins is among those who have turned to crowdsourcing in times of need, while others have used it for fundraising.
  • Valentine’s Banquet has Seniors gather for luncheon, Barney Fife impersonator
    Ridgeland Recreation & Parks partnered with Highlands Presbyterian Church to host the annual Senior Adult Valentine’s Banquet on Feb. 6. The banquet was held at Highlands Presbyterian Church. This year’s entertainment was America’s favorite deputy, Barney Fife. Residents gathered for Rik Roberts’ comedy show, or his “Barney Fife” impersonation. Rik has over 20 years of headlining experience across the United States and abroad. He has appeared in his own episode of the award winning Bananas Comedy Show which features the nation’s top “clean” comedians. He is also a member of the National Speakers Association, and a board member of the Christian Comedy Association.
  • St. Andrew’s students achieve perfect scores
    Seven St. Andrew’s Episcopal School students have scored a perfect score of 36 on the ACT and over half the senior class has scored above a 30. Two of those perfect scores belong to sophomores.

    Senior Daniel Marsh said that he believes every St Andrew’s student “knows the material to make a 36,” but the school goes one step further to recommend tutors and offer programs to improve students test taking ability.
  • MC Speech and Debate wins Charger Challenge
    The Madison Central Speech and Debate Team won Overall Speech and Debate Sweepstakes and first place Speech Sweepstakes at the Charger Challenge at Oxford High School this past weekend. The team has placed in the top three at all Mississippi tournaments since October, with this being the team's first overall win.
  • Charles follows heart, geaux with Tigers
    MADISON – Saahdiq Charles has always dreamed of one day being an LSU Tiger. Growing up as youngster on New Orleans’ East Bank, his room was littered with LSU paraphernalia, including his favorite bed blanket.

    At 6-foot-5, 315 pounds, Charles has long outgrown that childhood twin bed, but his love for the Purple and Gold has remained steadfast.
  • Gilmore finds home away from home at MRA
    MADISON – Devin Gilmore moved here from Picayune the summer before his freshman year. Shortly thereafter, he enrolled at Madison-Ridgeland Academy.

    He was skeptical about the move at first, even more so after experiencing his first basketball practice with longtime Patriots’ coach Richard Duease.
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