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City to set vote for Fondren Business Improvement District

With Hurricane Gordon barreling down on the Mississippi Gulf Coast last week, Entergy officials were ready, weeks after the opening of a new $20 million distribution operations center (DOC).

Hall Carter was recently named the new executive director of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation. The Memphis native has worked for several U.S. senators, most recently serving as Sen. Roger Wicker’s executive assistant and scheduler.

Jackson city officials aren’t sure when they’ll be able to repair two recent sewer main breaks on the Northside but hope to make the repairs as soon as possible.

When Ridgeland Alderman Wes Hamlin was in college and imagined what his future might be like, he saw himself in the pulpit, not in politics.

Craft Center to be renamed in honor of the late Gov. Bill Waller; dedication slated September 23

The Mississippi Craft Center has been renamed the William Lowe “Bill” Waller Sr. Craft Center.

Ribbon cutting

Madison-Ridgeland Academy had a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the new middle school building and dining commons. Student council members helped greet visitors as they arrived on campus.


Financial staff

The 2018-2019 Madison Central High School Pawprint yearbook financial staff includes (from left, back) Aden Wright, Keitan Bradford, Mary Boyd Parker, Victoria Klauser, Cate Bourn, Will Scoggins; (middle row) Sydney Stokes, Jalyn Kelly, Allison Hill, Mary Swayze Thornton, Olivia Boone, Mary Morgan Williams; (front) Mallory Dale, Victoria Steven



Junior Maids

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2018 homecoming maids representing the junior class are (from left) Miley Ray, Toni Oluwatade, Olivia Mitchell and Abby McCaughan.


Junior court

Madison Central High School junior homecoming court members are (from left, back) RJ Mack, Reggie Black, Jimmy Holiday, Brooks Stewart; (front) Allison Hill, Chloe Livingston, Diamond Bracey and BeBe Bouldin.  Homecoming is set for the week of September 24-28.



Squeegee feast

St. Richard team Squeegee Feast recently won the state and then regional levels of the eCYBERMISSION competition – a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiative offered by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP).


Summer reading

Jackson Academy upper school students (from left) Logan Thomas, Carter Elliott, Noah Berry, and Frank Jones met with faculty to discuss their summer reading during break recently.



Sophomore reps

The 2018-2019 Madison Central High School Student Government Association sophomore officers and representatives are (from left, back) Connor Chisolm, Robert Ticker, Christian Gines (president), Shanay Desai (treasurer); Will Scoggins; (front) Anna Kay Bumgarner (secretary), Mary Addison Gregory, Lana Evans (vice president), Taylor Boyt and Kell


Helpers

One of the founding principles of St. Richard Catholic School is the value of community. Cardinals are taught from an early age that giving back to the community is an important part of being a good citizen.



Camouflage for C

Kindergartners at First Presbyterian Day School dressed in camouflage to conclude their week of learning the letter “C.”  Shown are (from left) Caroline Bryan, Rivers Newman, Reid Hurley, Patrick Tabor, and Antonina Karam.


Go gold

At Jackson Academy’s “Go Gold for MS Kids” pep rally (from left, back) Tanner Robertson, Noah Berry, Kinkead Dent; (front) Frederick Salvo, Levi Stephenson, and Griffin McNeil exchanged high-fives and paused for a photo while celebrating the bravery of children in our state who are fighting, or have fought, cancer.


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Madison-Ridgeland Academy had a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the new middle school building and dining commons.