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Construction ‘full-tilt boogie’ on Costco project alderman says

Work on the Ridgeland Costco finally appears to be moving forward, thanks to several weeks of dry weather.

“They’ve been going full-tilt boogie to get the gas station opened by January and the store opened by March 1,” said Ward One Alderman Ken Heard. “They’ve been going strong since it got dried out.”






Judge, sheriff issue statement in Madison County consent decree

By NIKKI ROWELL,

On October 9, Judge Carlton Reeves entered an Order approving the Consent Decree in Brown v. Madison County, a lawsuit brought by the law firm Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Mississippi and the ACLU, which alleged racially motivated policing by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.






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Newspaper staff

Madison Central High School 2019-2020 Uproar newspaper staff members include (from left, back) copy editor Ella Bursi; Emily O’Reilly; business manager Samantha Dunn; and Mary Addison Loving. (Front) co-editors-in-chief Elizabeth Barton and Jillian Russell; layout editor Audrey McDonald; Cameron Nester and Vanessa Anguiano.


Discovery night

Discovery Night: Experiment with Us! will be held at the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) on Saturday, September 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.This signature family fundraising event is hosted by MCM Partners.





Punishing electric cars

A new Consumer Reports study shows that Mississippi's new tax on electric vehicles (EV) will be 158 percent higher than the comparable gas tax on a regular vehicle. That's approximately 2.5 times more; it will be one of the highest electric vehicle taxes in the nation.


Meredith McCullough

Saint Richard Catholic School recently hired Meredith McCullough as the new development director. McCullough will oversee all school marketing in addition to enrollment campaigns, school events, and fundraising. She’ll also play a key role in assisting the Saint Richard Parent’s Association. She and her husband, Micah, have a son Alden.


BEN W. SEALE JR

BEN W. SEALE JR. is the new president of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. Seale joined the board in 2014 and has been an active part of the DFM. “We are so honored to have a tremendously talented and passionate group of board members,” said Executive Vice President Mary Fortune.


Day in the Country

The Chapel of the Cross will host the 40th Annual Day in the Country festival  Saturday, October 5 on the historic Chapel grounds at 674 Mannsdale Rd., Madison, Mississippi. The day kicks off at 8 a.m. with the Day in the Country 5K run and walk. The festival follows from 9 a.m.


Receive Bibles

Fourth Grade and new upper elementary students at St. Richards Catholic School were presented Bibles that were blessed during Mass. The students will use these Bibles in ther study of scripture in the atrium over the next few years.


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NewSouth NeuroSpine

By DR. RAHUL VOHRA,

“The DEA is on the phone.” Those are words you really never want to hear. To my relief the call wasn’t about my practice. The next week I found myself meeting with two United States District attorneys as well as DEA agents. I was asked to be an expert in a case against two pain specialists in Alabama.


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.




Beemon Drugs closing

Beemon Drugs Owner Lester Hailey has announced that the iconic North Jackson drug store will be closing on June 25. 

A notice was posted at the Maywood Mart institution today. 

The store, which has been a staple on the Northside for years, is known for providing home delivery of medications to customers. 






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First week winners

Holiday Potpourri student ticket sale raffle winners at First Presbyterian for the first week of sales were (from left) Walker Fuller, Holt Huff, Maddie Reeves, James Lusk, Lois Harbarger and Caroline Conner.

 



Residency Rule Repealed

Jackson has repealed its residency requirement for new police officers and firefighters.

The council approved amending the city’s residency ordinance last week, at the request of Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance.



Plant swap

Madison County Master Gardeners (from left) Eugenia Hines, Sheila Salyer, Vickie Farlow and Sherron Rodgers plan the Madison County Master Gardener Plant Swap to be held at the Madison Public Library March 24 beginning at 9 a.m. The event is free.



Jackson has the second-fewest officers per capita among comparable cities in neighboring states.

At the same time, Jackson has the greatest number of civilian employees when compared to the same cities.

According to FBI crime stats, Jackson has a population of 170,000, 409 sworn police officer and 232 civilian employees in the Jackson Police Department (JPD).


Jackson boil water notices lifted

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER LIFT

The precautionary boil water notice for the following residents on our drinking water system is now lifted:

• [4500-4699] Village Drive; 39206

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER LIFT

The precautionary boil water notice for the following residents on our drinking water system is now lifted:




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The Montessori Academy of Jackson recently celebrated World Peace Day.  Participating were (from left) Lincoln Songcharoen, John Hudson Abel, Jake Aldy, Emmerson Laschanzky, Blue Harper Mitchel, R