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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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Book group

Several members of the Jane Austen Society of North America - Mississippi Chapter, met recently for a book group discussion of Austen’s “Northanger Abbey.” Shown are (from left) Carla Wall, Carolyn Brown, Lori Toyota, Susan Haller, and Linda Thompson. Incoming Regional Coordinator for JASNA-MS is Brenda Ware Jones.

 

 


Ice cream

Three-year-old kindergarten students at Jackson Academy (from left) Ford Clark, Liam McGee, Eleanor Lucas, and Parker Henson brought ice cream-themed objects to class for a show-and-tell of items with names beginning with the letter “I.”


Alumni awards

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated the 2018-19 Alumni Awards, recognizing and honoring outstanding alumni. This year’s winners are Jack Allin, 1996 – St. Andrew’s Loyalty Award; and Ben Wynne ,1979 – Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.


Visit Mexico

The Rotary Club of North Jackson’s Vice President Greg Campbell spoke at a recent club meeting informing members and guests about the recent Rotary service trip he took with other Rotarians from RI District 6820 to Guadalajara, Mexico.


Conner Ivey

Conner Ivey, Madison Ridgeland Academy 10th-grader, was selected by the “FIRST” (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) organization as a FIRST Dean’s list semifinalist.


Wizard cast

St. Joseph Catholic School students will stage a version of the 1939 motion picture “The Wizard of Oz.” in the school fine arts theater. Curtain time is 7 p.m.  April 11, 12 and 13. Saturday also will have a 2 p.m. matinee. Tickets are $10 each with St. Joe students admitted free. St. Anthony, St.


Jewelry makers

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners made necklaces out of items they had counted and sorted on the 100th day of school. Shown are (from left) Mary Douglas Druey, Ford Collins, and Conley Mae Benson. 

 


Proposal

Madison Middle School presented “Aladdin, Jr.”  as its fall schoolwide musical.  Students were chosen by audition for roles as the cast and dancers. Sixth-grade choir students sang as the chorus, while others assisted with sets, and former students served as crew.



Girls awarded

The 2018-19 Jackson Prep junior high girls basketball awards went to (from left) Andie Flatgard, Most Valuable Player; Olivia Smith, Best Defensive Player; Margie Frye, Most Improved Player; Josie Duncan, Best Offensive Player.


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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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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.


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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.