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Leslie Evalyn Hodge

Leslie Evalyn Hodge, 51, of New Orleans passed away at home on August 16, 2019.  Born in Augusta, Georgia to Jo Dent and Elbert “Cliff” Hodge, Leslie grew up in Oxford, Mississippi.  After moving to Jackson, Mississippi, Leslie graduated from St.



Northside Drive repaving to begin

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced that repaving is expected to begin on Northside Drive between State Street and I-55/Frontage Road.  The $2.4 million project has been made possible through the 1% Sales Tax Commission and funding made available to the Mississippi Department of Transportation by the Federal Highway


Traveling man

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Madison county leader and family enjoys exploring europe in addition to snow skiing out west.

From the sandy beaches to snowcapped mountains, Trey Baxter is ensuring his family sees it all.




Dr. Waymond Lee Rone

Waymond Lee Rone died August 19, 2019 in Jackson, Mississippi. Just two weeks earlier he had been enjoying the salt air and sea breezes in his garden at Perdido Key, Florida. Many called him Dr. Rone, Wayne, and Daddy, but his grandchildren called him Poppy.


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Last day

First Presbyterian Day School students had a fun last day of school before Kindergarten Graduation.



Family Fun Day

St. Richard Catholic School celebrated St. Richard Feast Day recently with Mass followed by a family fun picnic with live music. Shown (from left) Chamblee Ezelle, Sadie Grace Rogers, Alexa Donaldson, and Simone Chandler.


Mock trial

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2018-19 Mock Trial team competed in the Jackson Regional Mock Trial Competition. The team won both rounds of the tournament in which they competed at the Mississippi College School of Law. In addition to the team success, there were several team members who won individual awards for their performances.


Kick off

Jackson Academy student council members (from left) Land Gebhart, Kennedy Nations, Lily Grace Thigpen, and Sydney Guy led Upper School students in an assembly to kick off the new year that was held on their first day of school.


Highest averages

Madison-Ridgeland Academy students who maintained the highest academic average among all sports and activities for the 2018-2019 school year were (from left) Alexandra Cullom, Nicolas Rowan, Bryce Ishee, Brewer Hughes, Wilson Benton, Ridge Futral.


silver steppers

Jackson Academy’s Silver Steppers for the 2019-2020 season are (from left, back) Vivien Stevens, Blair Wilson, Enisha Shelton, Mya Coins, Eliza Perkins, Caroline Bennett, Sophie Rhoden, Hayes Tharp, Elizabeth Copeland, Anna Lauren Parker, Avery Brooks; (middle row) Molly Baldwin, Kate Frost, Olivia Smith, Landry Lester, Mae Mathison, Anna Marga



We must have a nation of laws

By JAMES TULP,

ICE Agents working in conjunction with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi carried out recently "the largest single-state immigration enforcement operation in our nation's history." 680 illegal aliens were detained at seven food processing plants across six cities in Mississippi- Bay Springs, Carthage, C


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Stan Buckley on But God Ministries

Stan Buckley is founder and director of But God Ministries in Ridgeland. The Madison resident started the group in 2011, around the time he stepped down as pastor of First Baptist Church of Jackson. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and received his Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law.


Tiny state agency plans on issuing $895 million bond

By WYATT EMMERICH,

When a Tiny backwater state agency published a public notice in the newspaper that it planned on issuing up to $895 million in state debt, it raised some eyebrows.

The Municipal Gas Authority of Mississippi (MGAM) only has a half-dozen or so employees, but that isn’t stopping the 30-year-old agency from some whopping plans.





Shut-offs

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson officials going after unpaying water customers

The new year will mean new efforts by the city of Jackson to recoup an estimated $20 million in outstanding water revenues.

The city ramped up its water shut-off efforts to recoup funds on about 20,000 delinquent accounts, according to Public Works Director Robert Miller.




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Constitution week

September 17, 2018, marked the 231st anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention. Shown are Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee (seated) proclaiming the week of September 17 through 23 as Constitution Week, and Martha F. Denny of the Magnolia State Chapter, NSDAR.

 


Spirit of Finale

Jackson Academy granted sixth-grade students (from left) Liles Williams and Tack Mahaffey the Spirit of Finale award for their positive participation in Finale Show Choir, loyalty to the group, and encouragement to others.


Promotions

Trustmark announces that Ben Aldridge (left) has been named market president for Hinds County and Bernard Bridges (right) has been named market president for Jackson.


Strive

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 12th-grade economics class attended the Southern Entrepreneurship Program’s STRIVE! symposium at the Jackson State University e-Center.


Honors day

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year. Shown (from left) are David Bramlett and Jake Mitchell, recipient of the precalculus book award.


Junior pages

Robert Cascio (left), Nya J. Thompson (second from left) and Walker Dean (right) recently served as junior pages for the Mississippi State Senate. Pages generally run errands for officials and Senate staff. Cascio is the son of Tammra and Chris Cascio and attends Madison Central High School.


Janice “Jan” Kay Warner Ross

Janice “Jan” Kay Warner Ross, 75, died Friday, June 14, 2019, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel at Waller Funeral Home with Minister Les Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery.


Beyond meat

A lawsuit that claims Mississippi is violating the free-speech rights of vegetarian food producers was inevitable.


Higher education

Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr. was a recent speaker at the Rotary Club of Jackson. Dr. Rankins was appointed to serve as Commissioner of Higher Education by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.


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Madison-Ridgeland Academy students who maintained the highest academic average among all sports and activities for the 2018-2019 school year were (from left) Alexandra Cullom, Nicolas Rowan, Bryce