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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.

River trip

As part of the Ray Edgar Higgins Soar program, fifth-grade students at Jackson Academy have the opportunity to take part in a canoe trip along the Mississippi River. Ready to set out are (from left) James Chapman, vice president and dean of the school Jack Milne, and Henley Nance.


Breley Boykin

Breley Boykin, Prep junior, pitched two perfect games with 23 strikeouts last week and batted .466 with 11 RBI and two home runs.




Book reports

First Presbyterian Day School fourth-graders presented character book reports on any biography of their choosing. Shown are (from left) Elizabeth Sweat, Owen Blackwell, Brookelyn Johnson, and Julia Vernon.



Dolph Maxwell

Dolph Maxwell, Jackson Academy senior, has been named a National Merit Semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Maxwell will continue in competition to be a finalist for Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring.


Opiod crisis

Phyllis Polk Johnson, executive director of the Mississippi Board of Nursing, discussed the opioid addiction crisis and its impact in the state during a recent meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Johnson and other members of the Board of Nursing provide insight and data to Gov. Phil Bryant’s Opioid and Heroin Addiction Task Force.



Kayak competition

Matthew Anger, a graduate of Madison Central High School, is one of five members of the 2017 U.S. National white water freestyle kayak team. He competed in Buena Vista, Colo., to make the team.





Help Community

Covenant Presbyterian Preschoolers have been studying community helpers and enjoyed a visit from Dr. Cathie Phillippi, a local pediatrician, who talked about the importance of staying healthy and having regular checkups. Shown are (from left) Miriam Cole, Davis Spitler, Dr. Phillippi, James Morris, and Ric Rutledge.

 


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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.