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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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Cheer team

Cheering with Jackson Academy’s junior varsity cheer team during the 2019-2020 season are (from left, back) Mary Manning Farese, Amelia Dare Bowman, Kendall Ross, Vivian Baker, Farrah Wilson, Isabella Conn; (middle row) Reese McMichael, Liles Williams, Gracie Drew Pratt, Mary Elizabeth Seward, Mary Elise Lowe, Abby Fielder; (front) Emma Duncan


Special service

A special Commissioning Service was held for St. Richard Catholic School sixth grade students in honor of the leadership they will provide  this school year.



Sign for golf

Jackson Academy 2018-19 graduate Peyton Norwood (right) was joined by his Alpha and Omega buddy, Levi Stephenson (left) at his signing ceremony to play golf at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.


Jay A. Travis III

Jay A. Travis III, admired and respected attorney and gentleman, entered into the heavenly kingdom of saints on October 10, 2019, as a result of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.


Discovery night

Discovery Night: Experiment with Us! will be held at the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) on Saturday, September 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.This signature family fundraising event is hosted by MCM Partners.


Newspaper staff

Madison Central High School 2019-2020 Uproar newspaper staff members include (from left, back) copy editor Ella Bursi; Emily O’Reilly; business manager Samantha Dunn; and Mary Addison Loving. (Front) co-editors-in-chief Elizabeth Barton and Jillian Russell; layout editor Audrey McDonald; Cameron Nester and Vanessa Anguiano.


Leadership committee

The Madison County Business League and Foundation recently announced the 2019-20 Youth Leadership Committee. The committee steers the course for the annual program. Members include (from left, back) Pat McNulty, Jan Collins, Don Burnham; (front) Becky Morgan, Mary Sims Johnson, Mary Kate Rankin, and Rochelle Thompson.


Punishing electric cars

A new Consumer Reports study shows that Mississippi's new tax on electric vehicles (EV) will be 158 percent higher than the comparable gas tax on a regular vehicle. That's approximately 2.5 times more; it will be one of the highest electric vehicle taxes in the nation.


Meredith McCullough

Saint Richard Catholic School recently hired Meredith McCullough as the new development director. McCullough will oversee all school marketing in addition to enrollment campaigns, school events, and fundraising. She’ll also play a key role in assisting the Saint Richard Parent’s Association. She and her husband, Micah, have a son Alden.


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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.


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.

 



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.


Tailgating

Fifth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School enjoyed a tailgate party with food and fun. The students have been studying football statistics as part of their math curriculum.


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.



Waiting on Crime Lab

Madison police were still waiting for results from a crime lab in a July motorcycle crash that killed two Northsiders.

On the afternoon of July 28, Robert Lenoir and Jack Harper, both of Jackson, were killed when a truck crashed into them on Mississippi 463 in Madison.



Constitution week

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler proclaimed  for the Annandale Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, which was  September 17-23. Shown at the signing is  (from left) Debbie Cannon, Annandale Chapter Regent, and Mayor Hawkins Butler.


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Breaking News

Additional filings were submitted to the Hinds County Circuit Court today in Jackson’s $225... READ MORE

Obituaries

Mrs. Mary Margaret Bond Perry, 87 of Farmerville, LA, passed away on October 10, 2019.  She was... READ MORE

Social

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