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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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Tempest in teapot

Jim Hood’s investigation into Tate Reeves’ alleged arm-twisting to try to get the taxpayers to fund an access road into his gated community might be fodder for some commercials.

As a campaign bombshell, however, in the governor’s race between the two, it largely fizzled.


Junior officers

Juniors serving as class officers on the Jackson Academy Student Council for 2019-2020 are (from left) Alice Williams, Priya Ray, Thomas Arnold, and Ava Couey. Not pictured: Lila Robertson.


Pistol-packing Mama

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Marion Farrar’s life has included serving as PTA president to sheriff in the past 100 years.

Since her birth in 1919, Marion Farrar has had a lot of titles including mom, wife, friend, grandmother and, for a time, Sheriff.






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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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National honor inductees

The Education Center School recently celebrated students qualifying for its National Honor Society chapter with an induction ceremony. NHS serves to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.


Senior night

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s varsity boys basketball team recently held their Senior Night, recognizing the seniors on the team and their parents. Shown are (from left) Walt, Fletcher and Jennifer Clark.


Basketball awards

Jackson Prep 2017-2018 junior high boys basketball awards went to (from left) Mason Nichols, Patriot Award; Cam Brent, Most Valuable Player; Matt Jones, Best Offensive Award; Owen Lundberg, Best Defensive Player.


Spirit filled

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Lower School Spirit Night at a Saints’ football game. Shown are (back) Alix Ebner; (front, from left) Marshall Lewis, Carrington King, Bella Smash and Ava Gibbs.

 



Block the sun

First Presbyterian Day School fifth-graders designed “summer shades” at the end of the school year featuring their summer plans. Shown are (from left) Sophia Splaingard, Ellen Morgan, Casen Macke, Hayden Jones, Chadwick Mask, and Stader Powers.


Reflections on racial progress

On the recent 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., America naturally reflects on how much progress it has made in race relations and racial justice in the interim.

There are those who look at the glass as half-empty, and with plenty of justification.


New state auditor

Since Phil Bryant’s rise in Mississippi politics began when he was appointed state auditor in 1996 by then-Gov. Kirk Fordice, he has a commendable sense of ownership about the position.


Yard of the Month

Keep Ridgeland Beautiful awarded the home of Mark and Mauri McKay, 540 East Jackson St., for the October Residential Yard of the Month.  The home and grounds included a display of fall and Halloween decorations appropriate for the season.



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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