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Senior runners

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seniors on the 2018-19 boys cross country team are (from left) Bain McHale, Clay Morris, Luis Flores, Tucker Shelson, James Xu, and Grant Morgan.


Jazz spirit

Dancing with Jackson Academy’s seventh grade spirit team, Jazz, this fall are (from left, back)  Anna Kate Lucas, Virginia Browning, Anna Margaret Hooker, Lucy Allen, Mary Hampton Walker; (front) Darbie Brewer, Abby Fielder, and Sophie McIntire.


Summer reading

Jackson Academy upper school students (from left) Logan Thomas, Carter Elliott, Noah Berry, and Frank Jones met with faculty to discuss their summer reading during break recently.


Rotary fellow

Jared Pierce, (right) a member of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club, received his Paul Harris Fellowship pin during a recent meeting. The distinction is awarded after a $1,000 level of giving to the Rotary International Foundation is attained. Shown with Pierce is club President Sharon Moulder.


Ribbon cutting

Madison-Ridgeland Academy had a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the new middle school building and dining commons. Student council members helped greet visitors as they arrived on campus.


Sophomore reps

The 2018-2019 Madison Central High School Student Government Association sophomore officers and representatives are (from left, back) Connor Chisolm, Robert Ticker, Christian Gines (president), Shanay Desai (treasurer); Will Scoggins; (front) Anna Kay Bumgarner (secretary), Mary Addison Gregory, Lana Evans (vice president), Taylor Boyt and Kell


Junior Maids

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2018 homecoming maids representing the junior class are (from left) Miley Ray, Toni Oluwatade, Olivia Mitchell and Abby McCaughan.


Helpers

One of the founding principles of St. Richard Catholic School is the value of community. Cardinals are taught from an early age that giving back to the community is an important part of being a good citizen.


Financial staff

The 2018-2019 Madison Central High School Pawprint yearbook financial staff includes (from left, back) Aden Wright, Keitan Bradford, Mary Boyd Parker, Victoria Klauser, Cate Bourn, Will Scoggins; (middle row) Sydney Stokes, Jalyn Kelly, Allison Hill, Mary Swayze Thornton, Olivia Boone, Mary Morgan Williams; (front) Mallory Dale, Victoria Steven


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Relief?

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson police have the lowest pay and highest living expenses when compared to their counterparts in comparable cities.

However, relief could soon be on the way.

As part of his 2019 budget, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is proposing an across-the-board two-percent pay raise for all municipal employees.





Getting Closer

By ANTHONY WARREN,

City to set vote for Fondren Business Improvement District

The Fondren business community is one step closer to having a new way to fund beautification, security and other public improvements that cannot be paid for by local government.




Golf Standout

Future ‘green jacket’ could be a possibility for junior golfer Simms Abney

Like many junior golfers, Simms Abney dreams of putting on a green jacket after winning the Masters Tournament.

Unlike many of those golfers, though, Simms stands a good chance of one day doing it.




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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).


Trying Again

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Michel still wants neighborhood improvement district

District 25 Sen. Walter Michel hopes the fourth time will be the charm when it comes to seeing a “neighborhood improvement district” bill passed.

The Northside senator is planning to introduce a bill creating the NIDs in the 2018 session.


SESSION OUTLOOK

Bomgar tackling transparency, the economy and Justice system in 2018

Mississippi House District 58 Rep. Joel Bomgar has a lot in store for the 2018 legislative session.


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Ryan Maloney Chase

Ryan Maloney Chase, 46, has fought the fight and finished the race on July 7, 2018. He kept the faith and is now with the Lord.

Services were held July 10 at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland.






More comfort stations

To make boating on the reservoir an even more enjoyable experience, reservoir officials are discussing the possibility of adding three new comfort stations (restrooms) at Old Trace Park, Lakeshore Park and Coal Bluff Campground.





Better late than never

A couple of weeks ago, U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson said he wasn’t going to judge his criminally troubled chief of staff until the latter had his latest day in court.

Last week, he fired I. Lanier Avant.


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Madison-Ridgeland Academy had a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the new middle school building and dining commons.