Marine Corps Pvt. Michael W. Palmer Jr., a 2006 graduate of Ridgeland High School, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
Army Pvt. Andrew Lavine has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Lavine is the son of Marquita Lavine of Meadowview Drive, and Kevin Lavine of Byram. He is a 2008 graduate of Murrah High School.