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Miss Fordice and Payne to exchange wedding vows February 23 in Vicksburg service

Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Lloyd Fordice of Vicksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Louise Fordice, to Thomas Bruce Payne III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bruce Payne Jr. of Madison. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Governor of Mississippi, the Hon. Daniel Kirkwood Fordice Jr.


Coast baseball team owner submits bid to manage Smith-Wills Stadium

By ANTHONY WARREN,

The co-owner of a Biloxi baseball team could soon be manager of Smith-Wills Stadium.

Only one firm submitted a proposal to manage the stadium, Kusche Sports Group.

The firm’s principal officer is Tim Bennett, the co-owner of the Biloxi Shuckers minor league baseball team and manager of MGM Park in Biloxi.



Airbnbs

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Foote hoping to draft ordinance governing temporary rentals

For the time being, residents are at the mercy of Airbnb owners who have the ability to run their temporary rentals unchecked.

But that could soon change, with one Jackson city councilman hoping to craft an ordinance governing Airbnbs by the first part of this year.







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Renaissance to feature new show fountain, theater and Costco

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The second and third phases of Renaissance are on track to be finished next year, complete with another show fountain and Malco theater.

The city of Ridgeland director of community development Alan Hart said, based on reports from the developer, that phase two of Renaissance should be open by summer or fall of 2019.







Shut-offs

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson officials going after unpaying water customers

The new year will mean new efforts by the city of Jackson to recoup an estimated $20 million in outstanding water revenues.

The city ramped up its water shut-off efforts to recoup funds on about 20,000 delinquent accounts, according to Public Works Director Robert Miller.




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JA student killed in car crash, one day before she was to graduate

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.

Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.

The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.






Child's Prayer

Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital

The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).






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Interaction

At the Jackson Academy Club Fair (from left) Burkette Moulder, Camille Felder, Gabrielle Morris, and Ashton Berry represented the newly formed Upper School Interact Club, a service group that connects students to local and national charitable organizations.


Acolytes

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School fourth-graders who served as acolytes at a recent chapel service are (from left) Whitney Graham, Caroline Zhou, Marcella Robertson, Rohan Anand, Levi Coffey, Dylan Tobias, Will Fender, Emma Romero, and Ella Sofia Fraser.


Mixed media

Jackson Academy students (from left) Emory Rhodes, Mary Lindley Tharp, Isabelle Partain, and Ashlyn Adair display mixed media artwork they have created for their AP Art portfolio.  


All district offensive

Jackson Prep’s MAIS All-District Offensive Football Team includes (from left, back) Tripp Cory (OL), Peyton Dunn (OL), Peyton Greenwood (WR); (front) Thomas Thornton (WR), Jerrion Ealy, Player of the Year; Charlie Ott (OL).


Film festival

Madison Central High School is sending seven Academy of Multimedia and Communications students to New York to participate in the All American High School Film Festival. The students have 10 weeks to complete prep work including scripting and planning, and then must film and edit the entire project in three days in New York City.



Civilian service

Families First for Mississippi’s Co-Director Dr. Nancy New was recently presented the Mississippi Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the second highest award granted by Gov. Phil Bryant and Adjutant General Janson Boyles to civilian personnel.



Leaders

Jackson Prep 11th-graders (from left) Ben Johnson and Maggie Rutledge were chosen to participate in the Madison County Leadership program.


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