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Excell

Madison-Ridgeland Academy’s students find themselves nearly half-way through the semester and excelling in more ways than one. Friendships, studies, and extracurricular activities are just a few areas where these girls find themselves thriving.




Mission trip talk

The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Glenn Helman and Bill Walker from District 6820 as they discussed the works of Rotary in Mexico. Shown are (from left) District 6820 Governor Mark Fields; Lee Duddleston; Janet Scott, Rotary Club of Jackson president; Helman; and Walker.


Students of the month

Madison Central High School’s September students of the month are  (from left, back) Trey Smith, Joseph Perryman, Will Farthing and James Covington; (third row) Justice Rose, Connor Bell, Madison Biggerstaff and Carmen Sumrall; (second row) Josh Dear, Reid Hewitt and Christian Hawthorne; (front) Tyra Swan, Neely Kiihnl and Yolanda Edwards.




Book fiasco

After allowing the books at the Charles Tisdale Library to rot, it now appears that the Jackson-Hinds Library System will let the city of Jackson foot the bill for disposing of them.

Last month, the Jackson-Hinds board of trustees voted to abandon its interests in the E. Northside Drive facility, effective September 30.


Life masters

Ann Hall, (left) Loretta Holmes (center) and Amanda Davis (right) were recently recognized by the Jackson Bridge Association for achieving the rank of Life Master, each having met the requirements of the American Contract Bridge League to become a Life Master bridge player.


Constitution Week

Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler (seated) signed a Proclamation for the Annandale Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution stating September 17-23, is proclaimed as Constitution Week. Participating at the signing were (from left, back) Vicki Wilson, Martha Jones, Regent Beth Herring , Jane Nash Jones, and JoLynn Vaughan.


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Airport land annexation hearing scheduled Jan. 24; two cities want property

By ANTHONY WARREN,

The first scheduled hearing in the annexation case involving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is slated for January 24.

Two cities, Flowood and Pearl, are attempting to annex land surrounding Jackson-Evers, in what city of Jackson officials call a “tax grab.”


NewCare MD

By BECKY RUSSELL,

As a patient, do you ever find yourself frustrated with the lack of access to your physician or long wait times for appointments? Somehow, patients have become lost in the current system, and physicians have become frustrated with bureaucratic red tape that prevents them from taking care of the patients that they have taken an oath to serve.


Ridgeland’s farmers’ market slated to end in December extended because of success

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The city of Ridgeland’s weekly farmers’ market, True Local Market, has been extended into the new year.

True Local Market began in October and was expected to run through the end of December 2018. However, due to the success of the market, it will continue.



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.




United

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Metro senators join forces to back special funding districts

The fight for community improvement districts (CIDs) began anew this week, with the start of the 2019 legislative session.



Invitational

JA to host area show choirs. Jackson Academy will host its 7th annual Show Choir Invitational Friday, February 1 beginning at 5 p.m. and Saturday, February 2 beginning at 10 a.m. Local schools will perform including Jackson Prep and Madison Central. The invitational will also feature Jackson Academy’s show choirs in exhibition performances.


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Jammies

These Jackson Academy kindergarteners spent a cozy day in their Christmas pajamas recently.


Shoreline Habitat

To promote shoreline habitat and stabilize the bank, a planting project will soon be underway. Shoreline areas along the Ross Barnett Reservoir, such as the Reservoir Overlook, were recently lined with rip rap rock to repair eroded slopes.


Magical moments with a first doe

I can’t recall the exact date, but somewhere around 20 plus years ago the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks created several special youth seasons for those younger than 16 years of age. Don’t hold me to it, but I believe a two day waterfowl season was the first in a series for the kids.



Greg Shows

Greg Shows has joined Citizens National Bank as a mortgage lender for the metro Jackson area. He has more than 10 years of experience in residential and agricultural lending from the farm credit system, residential mortgage brokering and community bank lending.



Before you begin

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School students are challenged every year to read 50 books the summer before starting first grade. Each year, on the first week of school, the students who successfully completed the challenge are awarded a certificate and a book of their own.


Lions club meets

Attorney General Jim Hood was the guest speaker for a recent meeting of the Madison Lions Club. Shown are (from left) Dan D’Amico, Stacey Philley, Hood, Greg Shows, and Chris Johnson.



Dan Morse award

Jackson Academy’s Dan Morse award recognizes a boy and girl in the eighth grade who most closely embody the school’s mission. It is given to students whose academic, extracurricular, and interpersonal endeavors reveal a pursuit of purpose and significance. The 2018 recipients are (from left) Clayton Mahaffey and Regan Felder.


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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