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A year later, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) board is returning to several tactics to fight Giant Salvinia, which has been rediscovered in Pelahatchie Bay.
Northsider attempting to replenish disappearing trees
NCL Waste has hired an attorney and announced opposition to Ridgeland’s plans for annexation.
St. Anthony plans December 7 event
Dick Hall has served nearly 21 years as Central District Transportation Commissioner, having first been appointed to the position by the late Gov. Kirk Fordice.

Expanding Medicaid bad idea

By JAMES TAYLOR,

When policymakers debate “Medicaid expansion,” they are properly considering whether to expand Medicaid to able-bodied, childless adults earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. For some reason, the ACA deemed this population as most worthy of coverage, offering a 90 percent funding match.










Hall of Fame

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School inducted four new members to the Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming week. This year’s inductees are (from left) Dave Wood, St. Andrew’s head of school from 1996-2005; Lauren Cohen, 2003; Corky Elliott, 1978; and Chandler Anthony, 2008.


Reaches top

Northsider Alan Weill, a 2010 Jackson Prep graduate and son of Tracy and Jeff Weill, summited Mt. Katahdin in Maine to cap a five month, 2,191-mile hiking adventure from Georgia to Maine along the Appalachian Trail. Weill (top left) is shown with fellow hikers.



Hosted seminar

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) recently hosted with contributing community sponsors nationally recognized president and CEO of BASIC Diversity, Inc., Al Vivian, to lead his Diversity and Bias Seminar. Staff, board members, and clients of HFHMCA and 31 other nonprofits and businesses attended.


Madison County supervisors presented status update on Reunion Parkway project

By NIKKI ROWELL,

County officials and engineers are making headway on the Reunion Parkway project, according to a presentation from Waggoner Engineering last week.

The Reunion interchange is an ongoing project designed to help decongest traffic in the Gluckstadt and south-Madison County area.


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St. Andrew’s Upper School Theatre Department’s fall play will be the mystery A Murder is Announced based on the novel by Agatha Christie and adapted by playwright Leslie Darbon.