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Progress

By ANTHONY WARREN,

City talks achievements, challenges with water billing system

Nearly 92 percent of Jackson’s 52,000 customers are now receiving regular water bills, a sign the city has made significant progress in addressing problems in its water billing department.




New meters prevent residents from turning on water; system controlled by software

By ANTHONY WARREN,

As the city of Jackson ramps up its water collections efforts, turn offs for delinquent customers will be inevitable.

That being said, residents who have had their water cut off for nonpayment shouldn’t reach for their water meter keys to turn the water back on. The keys no longer work.



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Lack of action results in loss of 34,000 library books

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Inaction by library officials has resulted in the loss of approximately 34,000 books at the now defunct Charles Tisdale Library. The books were destroyed by black mold.

Meanwhile, any hopes of cleaning the collection were dashed recently, when an insurance claim filed to cover the books’ restoration costs was denied.




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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.






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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The latest vice

Electronic cigarettes are the latest vice that is turning into a two-edged sword — probably as beneficial for some as it is detrimental to others.


Camouflage for C

Kindergartners at First Presbyterian Day School dressed in camouflage to conclude their week of learning the letter “C.”  Shown are (from left) Caroline Bryan, Rivers Newman, Reid Hurley, Patrick Tabor, and Antonina Karam.




New faculty

New faculty members at Jackson Prep in 2018 include (from left, back) Chance Theriot, Don Regan, Mariclaire Nix, Meagan Vinson, Marcus Canoy, Les Triplett; (front) Kesha Mabry, Ashleigh Bowen, Mary Catherine Foxhall, Mary Kelly Branning. Not picture: Clay Wooley.


Promotions

Trustmark announces that Ben Aldridge (left) has been named market president for Hinds County and Bernard Bridges (right) has been named market president for Jackson.



Drew Antici

Drew Antici, Jackson Academy tenth grade student, was granted the Herschel Brickell family endowed scholarship in recognition of his personal integrity and appreciation for the values extolled by America’s founding fathers.



New fame

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently inducted four new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame. Shown are (from left) Coach Burney King and LaReina Adams ’05.


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Social

The University of Mississippi recently released the Fall 2018 Dean’s List. Students must earn a semester GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 to be listed on the Dean’s List.