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Life well lived

Cameron’s resume includes athlete, intelligence officer, attorney and book author.

Championship tennis player. Military intelligence officer. Attorney. Book author.

Mack Cameron could soon have one more title added to his resume, as an author with a book turned into a Hollywood production.



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 mixed-use development planned for Madison featuring businesses and housing

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Work will soon be under way on a new mixed-use development in Madison, which is designed to have the feel of a historic downtown neighborhood.

The Village at Madison will be located off Main Street near the police department and will be home to the newest Half Shell Oyster House location.


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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.




perfect match

In rare occurrence wife was able to give husband her kidney for fourth transplant

When looking for a spouse, many search for their perfect match.

Madison residents Chuck and Jennifer Dew found that and more in each other over the years since they met as teenagers.



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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 elderly

First-graders at First Presbyterian Day School dressed as “old people” for their 100th day of school celebration and enjoyed a parade around the school.


Professional women

The Professional Women Association (PWA) recently hosted their luncheon celebrating the holidays.  PWA  meets the third Tuesday of each month at River Hills Club at 11:30 a.m.


Dimensions

At Madison Ridgeland Academy the seventh-grade STEM and math classes teamed up recently to take on dimensional analysis using the engineering design process. The classrooms and hallways were transformed to glow. Shown are (from left) Judson Meridith, Ethan Mallett and Jack Dye.

 




Doughnuts

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners in Kim Duhs’ class enjoyed her annual “Doughnuts with Duhs” during their week study of the letter D. Shown are (from left) Jane Hester, Sawyer Johnson, Logan Cheek, Caroline Bryan and Reid Hurley.


Skilled labor

Scott Waller was a recent speaker for the Rotary Club of Jackson. He talked about the need for a strong work force and deficit in skilled labor in the state. Shown are (from left) club President Neddie Winters, Waller, and Julian Watson.


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.


peruvian partner

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School welcomes students for two weeks from partner school Lord Byron, located in Arequipa, Peru. Shown are (from left, back) Arianna Gonzales, Bárbara Nuñez, Mariel Bedregal, Julia Chadwick, head of upper school, Maria Vargas, Valeria Llerena, Casandra Téllez, Dr.


Visit from the zoo

Covenant Presbyterian Preschool had an educational visit from the Jackson zookeepers who brought several animals and taught about where they live and what they eat. Shown are (from left)  Birdie Frascogna, Harper Reid, Isabella Zheng and Will Tann.


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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.