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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
With an uptick in active shooter incidents over the years, area schools are offering training for teachers and working closely with local police departments to ensure the safety of students and be better prepared in case of such an event.
After learning that Jackson taxpayers will be on the hook for repaying $350,000 in bond money misspent by the Jackson Zoological Society, the capital city’s tax base will now be on the hook for at least a million dollars more in zoo water fees.
So far this year, the zoo has racked up $1,042,000 in water usage fees.
In August, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba signed agreements allowing Hinds County to repave 133 streets in the capital city.
However, interlocal agreements for around 25 Northeast Jackson streets remained unsigned at press time.
Mr. and Mrs. Brent Ballard of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Caroline Ballard, to William Haynes Fair, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Love Fair III of Madison.
The Ridgeland Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to approve a $23,728,093 budget for fiscal year 2019.
The city is projecting approximately $22,266,620 in revenue for fiscal year 2019.
The total expenditures for fiscal year 2018 is projected to be $24,240,938.
Whether state officials will have to release documents related to the Jackson airport takeover could be decided by a federal appeals court judge.
Attorneys for Gov. Phil Bryant appealed an order from U.S. District Court Magistrate Keith Ball requiring that certain documents related to the case be released to the courts.
The ritual that is Mississippi high school football is underway. It began in the heat and humidity of August and extends to the usually chilly first weekend in December. It is a rollercoaster of passion and pageantry that unites communities and has produced an inordinate share of the game’s greatest players.
Jackson city officials aren’t sure when they’ll be able to repair two recent sewer main breaks on the Northside but hope to make the repairs as soon as possible.
Local taxpayers will likely be on the hook for repaying $350,000 in state bonds that were misused by leaders of the Jackson Zoological Park.
Recently, zoo Executive Director Beth Poff resigned after allegations arose she had misused state bond money to make payroll.
Museum to present Discovery Night
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.
The District at Eastover will add a new addition in the spring of 2018, Eastover Market, the state’s first food hall. Eastover Market will be developed in consultation with the esteemed St. Roch Market of New Orleans, and will showcase a curated collection of local, boutique restaurant concepts.
Mississippi's state accountability model is designed to measure the instructional effectiveness of schools and districts in the state. It includes students' scores on language and math tests as well as attendance and graduation rates. Schools and districts are given a letter grade from A to F according to their performance.
During the 2016 fiscal year, the U.S. Postal Service’s Postal Inspection Service received 60,000 customer complaints regarding attempts to steal mail.
A Madison County couple is finding out just how easy it is for mail to be stolen, even in person.
Over the past 15 years, the subdivision of Reunion has become the place to call home for many Madison County residents.
Although the development is almost two decades old, it continues to add new homes and amenities for residents.
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).
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.
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.
The final hearings for the failed Kemper power plant are under way this week at the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC).
The billion-dollar question is: Does this failed project deserve a billion dollars from the ratepayers of Mississippi?
For years, Jackson residents have turned to humor to cope with the city’s poor infrastructure.
From putting up posters warning of “tire-eating” potholes, to planting flowers in the middle of the street to help shed light on dilapidated conditions.
We’ve all gotten a good laugh.
Northpark Mall will undergo major upgrades this year. Ridgeland officials recently approved a site plan and architectural review for $11.5 million in renovations on the exterior and interior of the shopping center.
The new owners, Pacific Retail Capital Partners, bought the mall last year for an unknown cost.
Madison County residents commuting along Highway 463 aren’t happy with the congestion in the early morning and late afternoon hours.
Heavy flooding and black mold has forced the closure of one of the Northside’s oldest libraries, but officials hope to reopen it in a new location before school starts.
Neighborhood developers might need to begin implementing centralized mailbox units in new subdivisions in Madison County, possibly eliminating curbside mail service in future developments.