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vaping on the rise

By NIKKI ROWELL,

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

 

Local school officials and parents are working to fight the vaping epidemic that is sweeping the nation.


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Spillway Road Project

Work is slated to begin soon to improve traffic at the intersection of Spillway Road and Northshore Parkway/Old Fannin Road.

The long-term goal is to ease traffic at the busy intersection, which has approximately 30,000 vehicles using it daily.


City to hire consultants

Jackson could soon bring on private consultants to help draw up its next one-percent master plan.

Public works is expected to issue a request for qualifications (RFQ) this month for firms interested in helping the city draw up a plan and map out how Jackson will spend revenues from its one-percent infrastructure sales tax.



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Stan Buckley on But God Ministries

Stan Buckley is founder and director of But God Ministries in Ridgeland. The Madison resident started the group in 2011, around the time he stepped down as pastor of First Baptist Church of Jackson. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and received his Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law.






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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).




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.



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Green beans

Mannsdale Upper Elementary School collected more than 900 cans of green beans in November for donation to Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty (MadCAAP).




Farm life

Students in the listening and spoken language class at Magnolia Speech School enjoyed learning about the farm and even milked a cow. Shown are (from left) Barrett Vaughn, Ami Hall, Sehaj Babber, EJ Nichols, Gaby Mazy, Betty Murphy and Smith Barksdale.


Win award

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the lower school’s closing chapel, during which rising fifth-graders received certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth grade.


Guillot fellows

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently announced 15 students as the 2018-19 Guillot Global Fellows. Established in 2010 by Creath Louis Guillot ’75, the Guillot endowment provides grants to upper school students for service-oriented international travel.



Lauren Hearon Oakes

Lauren Hearon Oakes recently earned the distinction of Valedictorian of the Class of 2018 at The Education Center School. During the 2017-2018 school year, Lauren served as co-president of the ECS Student Council, was a member of National Honor Society, and earned the Presidential Award of Excellence.


Red team

The 2018-2019 Jackson Prep seventh-grade girls basketball red team includes members (from left, back) Amelia Kidd, Colby Ray, Sarah Headley, Haze Clayton, Mollie Mozingo, Amisha Madakasira; (front) Carson Mallard, Abby Duncan, Ann Stuart Woodson, Hala Alford.


High in all

Jackson Prep sophomores who made 95 or above average in all classes are (from left, back) Turner Isonhood, Jon-Sanders Watson; (middle row) Anna Grace Morgan, Olivia Clapp, Allie Wise, Cassidy Zummallen, Holmes Maley; (front) Russ Upton, Leigh Hardin, Ainsley O’Quinn, Neha Adari, Abigail Metcalf.


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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.