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Miss Fordice and Payne to exchange wedding vows February 23 in Vicksburg service

Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Lloyd Fordice of Vicksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Louise Fordice, to Thomas Bruce Payne III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bruce Payne Jr. of Madison. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Governor of Mississippi, the Hon. Daniel Kirkwood Fordice Jr.


Coast baseball team owner submits bid to manage Smith-Wills Stadium

By ANTHONY WARREN,

The co-owner of a Biloxi baseball team could soon be manager of Smith-Wills Stadium.

Only one firm submitted a proposal to manage the stadium, Kusche Sports Group.

The firm’s principal officer is Tim Bennett, the co-owner of the Biloxi Shuckers minor league baseball team and manager of MGM Park in Biloxi.



Airbnbs

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Foote hoping to draft ordinance governing temporary rentals

For the time being, residents are at the mercy of Airbnb owners who have the ability to run their temporary rentals unchecked.

But that could soon change, with one Jackson city councilman hoping to craft an ordinance governing Airbnbs by the first part of this year.







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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.







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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Indian heritage

The Annandale Chapter, Mississippi State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR) met recently at the Country Club of Jackson. In recognition of the observance of American Indian Heritage month in November, the program was on Pushmataha, chief of the Choctaw Nation, presented by Kay Wolfe, regent of Pushmataha DAR Chapter.


Fairy tales

K3 preschoolers at First Presbyterian Day School dressed up for “Fairy Tale Day.” Shown are Jayce Jackson (left) and Aven Clark.

 


Letter of intent

Madison Central High School seniors (from left) Adrian Harris and Gabe Wilcox signed a National Letter of Intent to run cross country and track at the University of Louisiana Monroe.


Booksigning

A book signing featuring five Northside authors was held recently in Ridgeland. The event offered guests an opportunity to interact with the writers one-on-one. Refreshments were provided. Authors included (from left) Mark Cole, Janet Taylor Perry, Darden North, Lottie Boggan and Glen Stripling.

 


Swearing in

John K. Bramlett Jr. was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as District Attorney for the 20th Circuit Court District (Madison and Rankin Counties). He replaces Michael Guest who was elected to the U.S. Congress. The appointment was effective January 1, 2019, and Mr. Bramlett will fulfill the last year of Mr. Guest’s unexpired term.


Eagle Scouts

At a recent Troop 1 Eagle Court of Honor the following Scouts were awarded the Rank of Eagle (from left) Will Fletcher, Dixon Hughes, Noah Berry, Grant Hughes, Clayton Mahaffey, Gibson Cheney. Troop 1, chartered in 1916, is beginning its 103rd year of scouts.


TROOP TOUR

Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi Troop #3980 of First Presbyterian Day School toured the Capitol recently with parents and troop leaders. During the visit they spoke with Sen. Hillman T. Frazier, who gave them a perspective on the legislative process and the building’s history.


Football awards

Jackson Prep’s 2018 Football Special Awards went to (from left) Charlie Ott, LaCoste Academic Award; JC Polk, Dr. Walter Shelton Award and Special Team Award; Holmes Maley, Dr. Walter Shelton Award; Alex Gibbs, LaCoste Academic Award.


Doughnuts

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners in Kim Duhs’ class enjoyed her annual “Doughnuts with Duhs” during their week study of the letter D. Shown are (from left) Jane Hester, Sawyer Johnson, Logan Cheek, Caroline Bryan and Reid Hurley.


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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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