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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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De’Keither, Bailey vie for Mississippi’s PSC central seat

By WYATT EMMERICH,

The Stennis Press Institute last week featured the Republican and Democratic candidates for the central district Public Service Commissioner.

Brent Bailey is the Republican candidate. From Carthage originally, Bailey and his wife Rhonda live in Madison County. He received an engineering degree from Mississippi State.



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.”





A conversation with Suzannah Britt on Hospice Ministries

Hospice Ministries of Central Mississ-ippi celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Suzannah Britt, the group’s executive director, has worked in various roles with the nonprofit, and recently reflected on the group in an interview with the Sun. Britt is a graduate of Co-Lin Community College and the University of Southern Mississi-ppi.




JA varsity cheer

Cheering on the Jackson Academy Raiders with the 2019-2020 varsity cheer team are (from back, left) Alice Williams, Isabelle Eiland, Meredith Fielder, Ellis Tharp, Parker Bracken, Mollie Ann Robertson, Elise Robinson, Ally Sessums; (second row) Evie Hudgins, Mary Grace Downs, Emmy Brown, Sara Evelyn McClintock, Reeves Stratton, Kennedy McKee, H


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New mixed-use development planned for Madison featuring businesses and housing

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Work will soon be under way on a new mixed-use development in Madison, which is designed to have the feel of a historic downtown neighborhood.

The Village at Madison will be located off Main Street near the police department and will be home to the newest Half Shell Oyster House location.



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.


Getting Closer

By ANTHONY WARREN,

House passes Community Improvement Districts bill

Another hurdle has been cleared in an effort to make community improvement districts (CIDs) a reality.

However, the biggest obstacle – a hostile lieutenant governor’s office – remains.







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Soccer night

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Lewis, John, and Shannon Watt.

 


Art for All

Tom Harman, (center) executive director of Art for All Mississippi, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently.


Leaders

Jackson Prep 11th-graders (from left) Ben Johnson and Maggie Rutledge were chosen to participate in the Madison County Leadership program.


Narcotics

The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomes John Dowdy of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics as guest speaker for a recently meeting. The invocation was offered by Jewell Hillery, the pledge was led by Rob Salley and Rotary President Neddie Winters led the Four-Way Test. Shown are (from left) Winters, Dowdy, and Julian Watson.


February students

Madison Central High School announces the February students of the month (from left, back) Chandler Welgos, Matt Wilkinson, Garrett Neal, Ranard Grace; (middle row) Mallory Tyson, Collin Packer, Summer Keith, Brandon Strain; (front) Candice Williams, Hannah Welch, Audrey McDonald and Jerrica Williams.


A better Supreme Court reform

With a conservative majority now in place on the U.S. Supreme Court, there is a movement — its size probably pretty small — to try to add some seats in hopes that a future Democratic president could tilt the court’s leanings back in the other direction.


Fire safety

Covenant Presbyterian preschool enjoyed a visit from local firemen to teach us about fire safety and to celebrate our local heroes. Students participating were (from left) Henry Blossom, Nainika Rajesh, Mac Holtman, Carolyn Wise, John David Ditto, and Tripp Chaney.


Professional storyteller

Recently, Diane Williams, a member of the Mississippi Humanities Council, was the guest speaker for the Annandale Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.  Diane presented her program entitled “The Historic Journey of African American Quilters”.  A professional storyteller since 1992, Williams’ talents include fiber artwork and poetry.




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Breaking News

Jackson case against Siemens and its subcontractors is still going forward.

Obituaries

Jay A. Travis III, admired and respected attorney and gentleman, entered into the heavenly kingdom... READ MORE

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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