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Punitive damages sought against Tulane University over Madison closure


After Tulane University’s abrupt closure in January of this year in Madison, the city is demanding $10 million in punitive damages.

The funds, according to Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler, will cover hard construction costs, used city resources, and damages to Madison’s reputation and economic development credibility.



City meet

The River Hills parent relay team (from left) Ben Kerr, Will McCraney, Tal Hendrix, and Parker Ellison swam to a first place finish during this year’s event at the Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.

Court denies R’land request


Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco Wholesale scored a minor victory recently in their efforts to keep the wholesaler from locating on Highland Colony Parkway.

Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the city of Ridgeland’s request to expedite the appeal of the city’s 2015 vote to amend the zoning ordinance.

Watters honored for contributions

Betti Watters was the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers, Mississippi Chapter.

This award goes to Mississippi NASW members who have made significant contributions to the field of professional social work throughout their professional careers in Mississippi.



AMANDA ROBERTS received the Outstanding Sophomore Service Club recognition in the Jackson Prep honors forum and the subject area award in Drama Performance.

Good times

Kindergarten students at First Presbyterian Day School received lions for a “roaring good time” on the first day of school. Shown are (from left) Remi Cash, Sam Bowman, Allen Arterberry, and Evelyn Grace Agostinelli.

Two fellows

The Rotary Club of North Jackson welcomed two new Paul Harris Fellows to the club during a recent meeting. Members Uriel Pineda and Matthew Turnage became Paul Harris Fellows by contributing $1,000 to the Rotary International Foundation. Shown are (from left) Joe Harris, Pineda, Turnage, and Sumas Das, club foundation director.

More Development

The city of Madison will be seeing new development in the coming months. The mayor and board of aldermen recently approved a site plan for a CSpire and Starbucks coffee shop.

The 5,700 square-foot building for CSpire and Starbucks will be located on the northwest corner of Highland Colony Parkway and Mississippi Highway 463.