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Madison mayor stays focused on continuing city’s success and safety

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler said her goal for 2019 is to continue building on the city’s success, safety and overall quality of life that earned Madison national accolades in 2018.

“We will stay focused on maintaining the strong and safe environment we have and to build upon that,” Butler said. “The best is yet to be.”



My Ten Years Ago Me hopefully would be proud

By ELIZABETH QUINN,

A friend recently reminded me about a book I read several years ago that I really loved, What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. In it, a woman wakes up from a bad fall to find that amnesia has taken all memory of the last 10 years of her life. In her last memory, she is pregnant with her first child and blissfully in love with her husband.


Physician drift hurts medicine

By HEDDY-DALE MATTHIAS,

Nearing the end of my career, I’ve been inundated with examples of my colleagues practicing “outside” their training, board certification and “scope of practice.” I am concerned about this “practice drift” towards lucrative, cash-based procedures performed in physician offices.

“Practice drift” may occur in three ways:

 


Mounting

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Fines continue to increase for delay in completing airport work

Fines continue to mount for the contractor brought on to repave the west runway at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.



underwater love

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Madison couple exchange marriage vows in Bahamas with sharks part of the wedding party

Ronnie and DeLane Grogan have always been a nontraditional couple and have never felt the need to go along with the norm.


RIDGELAND MUNICIPAL COURT TO OFFER FEE WAIVER PROGRAM FOR OUTSTANDING ARREST WARRANTS ON CONTEMPT OF COURT

The Ridgeland Police Department in conjunction with Ridgeland Municipal Court will offer a Fee Waiver Program for individuals with arrest warrants for Contempt of Court (Failure to Appear). This period will begin Tuesday, February 19th and end Friday, March 1st, 2019.



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Cheering seniors

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Tim, Saffron and Chemene Quinn.


Plan fundraiser

New Summit School and Spectrum Academy will host the 19th annual Drawdown Fundraiser February 22 at the Mississippi Children’s Museum at 7 p.m.  The event includes a $10,000 cash giveaway, entertainment, live and silent auction, and hors d’oeuvres.


Garden chairs

Margaret Biggs (left) and Amber Arnold (right) are the 2019 chairmen for Madison Ridgeland Academy’s 25th annual Gardens of Madison County.  Plans are underway for the 2019 garden tour, which will be held May 4 and 5. On May 3 the weekend event will kick off with a garden party at Lost Rabbit Town Center.


Trendsetters

Jackson Academy students (from left, back) William Pilkington, Hunter Wilkirson, Caleigh Henkins, Jonathon Lucas, Caroline Crisler, Parker Bracken; (second row) Phoebe Guinn, Fowler Boyll, Camille Felder, Elena Roberts, Emma Roberts, Addison Armstrong, Mary Gibson Lundy, Priya Ray, Natalie DeRusso, Ella Jane Simmons, Crisler Johnson, Sydney Gho


Junior high boys

The 2018-2019 Jackson Prep junior high boys basketball team includes members (from left, back) Head Coach Chris Goodman, John Camp Wise, Garner Watkins, Wayne Hsieh, Parker Griffis, Walker Craddock, Lampton Moore, Hudson Sushenia, Josh Powe; (front) Gavin Mullins, Haddon McLeod, Mont Mitchell, Lewis Knotts, Owen Abney, Will Burnham, Joseph Ciac


Boys soccer

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the boys soccer team. Shown are (from left) John Watt, Jack Ferguson, Luis Flores, Tucker Shelson, Charley Blount, Hunter Bryson, Hamza Qureshi, and head coach Simon Barinas.

 


Elementary chapel

J Nelson from Christ United Methodist Church spoke recently at elementary chapel at Madison Ridgeland Academy. His daughter Ella Kate’s class led chapel that day.


Powder blue

The 2018-2019 Jackson Prep seventh-grade girls basketball  powder blue team includes members (from left, back) Lilly Luckett, Emily Van Uden, Percy Oliver, Vail Wartes, Haley Yelverton; (front) Josie Essary, Margaret Dye, Livi Mathews, Mari Lampton Walker.


All about D.C.

The third grade at Madison Ridgeland Academy enjoyed having Sandy Sanford, Wells Sanford’s dad, speak to them about Washington, D.C. Shown are (from left) Taft Webb, Mary Catherine Smith, Crew Smith, Wells and Sandy Sanford, Luciana Universal, Anderson Sullivan.

 


Eating well

First Presbyterian Day School second-graders enjoyed a Thanksgiving Feast. Shown are (from left) Deviney Claire McElveen, Sawyer Simpson and Charlotte Lucas.


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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).






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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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We are fortunate to attend a small church with a tight-knit congregation. Our children’s committee hosts a baby shower for each expectant family in our church and invites the entire congregation.