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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.






Prison death

Fifteen deaths of Mississippi inmates in one month is normal? That’s what this state’s corrections commissioner, Pelicia Hall, claims.





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Opioid idea

Of the 11 states with the highest rates of drug-overdose deaths, five of them are in New England. So it is no surprise that one of those Northeastern states has committed extra money to an opioid treatment that appears to be saving a few lives.


Crime Report

Madison Crime

The Madison Police Department received the following reports for:

Carl Avenue - fraud, August 1;

Colony Crossing - credit card fraud, July 11;

Colony Crossing - credit card fraud, July 20;

Crepe Myrtle Lane - grand larceny-more than $1,000, July 22;


FRF plans opening reception for annual Cedars Juried Art Show Exhibit Sept. 6

Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) will host the opening reception and show dates for this year’s annual Cedars Juried Show Art Exhibition September 6. Part of their award winning programming The Four Seasons of The Cedars Performing and Visual Arts Series, the annual juried art competition is in its seventh year,



Prison death

Fifteen deaths of Mississippi inmates in one month is normal? That’s what this state’s corrections commissioner, Pelicia Hall, claims.




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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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LION KING

Broadway production comes alive with costumes made by MRA students, faculty

More than 6,500 feet of twine, four languages, 2,000 mini glue sticks, 82 sixth through 12th-graders, 58-and-counting K5 through fifth-graders - this is what’s gone into creating the Lion King production at Madison Ridgeland Academy (MRA).





Coming Soon

By ANTHONY WARREN,

New Costco construction scheduled to start in spring

Construction on the Ridgeland Costco could get under way in the spring, according to Ridgeland city officials.

“The developer plans to begin construction … in March and expects that Costco will be open before Christmas,” said Mayor Gene McGee.






guiding hand

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

From small town to small town, Walter “Bubba” Morrison has always been the person looking to make a difference and to help others in his community.

His community is now seeking to become a town: Gluckstadt.


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Social

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