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It passed. 

HB 1612, which would allow for the creation of Community Improvement Districts (CIDs), just passed the Senate.

The vote total was immediately available.

Several major road projects completed, nearly completed

Weather pending, crews are expected to wrap up work on a $4 million street repaving project in April.

Nearly 15 years after the original plans were announced for Harbor Walk, Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) officials are still optimistic about the development.

Opera prepares for April 27 production

JUUL Labs has since responded to our story published in print and online. Their statement is in the story below.

 

Anyone attending or watching the Madison County board of supervisors meeting last week probably felt a bit of déjà vu.


Chapel speaker

Emmy award-winning painter Frank Ordaz was a recent chapel speaker at Jackson Academy. He has worked as a matte painter for films such as “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” and “E.T.



Support mission

Sisters Anne Fair (left) and Charlotte Lucas (right) raised $254 from a recent lemonade stand that they donated to Mission First, First Presbyterian Day School’s 2017-2018 school-wide mission project. Also shown is Head of School Gary Herring (center).




TIPs

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) identifies seventh-graders in 16 states in the Southeast, Midwest and Southwest who have scored at the 95th percentile or above on a grade-level achievement test. These students are invited to participate in the Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search and take either the SAT or the ACT.


Excel club

The New Summit Excel Club are a group of high school students dedicated to improving their school, community and country through volunteerism. Excel Club focuses on four programs of service: Americanism, youth activities, community service and the prevention of child abuse.



Snow day

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School students recently enjoyed the rare December snow day.  Spotted building a snowman were (from left) Eli, Susanna and Watts Everett.


Choose kind

Jackson Academy fifth-graders (from left) Emma Ray, Ann Campbell Lake, Wiggy Ball, and Stanton Cole attended a showing of “Wonder” recently with their class. After the film, which deals with themes of kindness, student’s signed a pledge stating “when given the choice between being right or being kind, [we pledge to] choose kind.”





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Kindergarteners (from left) Jaycee Baker, Paylor Jordan, Lucy Hines, Hart Noblitt and Carter Haralson recently dressed for their hundredth day of school at Jackson Academy.