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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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Freshmen maids

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2019 Homecoming Maids representing the freshman class are (from left) Maggie Sewell and Celestina Retumban.


New members

The Jackson chapter of P.E.O. welcomes new member Melissa Godbold. Shown are (from left) Godbold, Laurene Eakin, and Laura Lee Mullens. Philanthropic Education Organization provides scholarships to women internationally.


Class officers

Seniors serving as class officers on the Jackson Academy Student Council for 2019-2020 are (from left) Lizzy Childress, P.J. Martin, Logan Hatten, Anna Katherine Ray, Don Waller, and Nelson Thomas. Not pictured: Lily Grace Thigpen and Caroline Hill.


Community helpers

Covenant Presbyterian preschoolers enjoyed studying community helpers the month of September. Dr. Melinda Ray stopped by to visit and teach the kids about the importance of regular doctor visits. Visiting with her are (from left) Aeden Flood, Silas Berlin, Price Nicholas, Dr. Ray, Sunny Davis, Benjamin Norman, and Taylor Young.


Spirit day

First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders celebrated “Out of this World Spirit Day” during the grade’s football season. Shown are (from left) Anna Davis Vernon, Olivia Mitchell, Annie Metcalf, Morgan Grimes, Purser Kellum, Meg Barbour, and Natalie Roberson.


Sophomore court

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2019 Homecoming Maids representing the sophomore class are (from left) Emma Brown, Madelyn Abraham, and Isabella Flores.


Art camp

At Jackson Academy’s summer art camp, (from left) Hadley Stinson, Louisa Clare Thigpen, and Sam Massey enjoyed spending time together and learning to better draw, paint, and explore the world of art.



Special guest

Madison-Ridgeland Academy was honored to have Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler, Alderman Tawanna Tatum, and Alderman Pat Peeler as guests at the first elementary chapel of the year. the mayor talked about how God uses each student.


Enjoy luncheon

Madison-Ridgeland Academy’s Parents and Teachers Association (PAT) enjoyed lunch together at the Annual PATS Luncheon. The mission of PATS  parents, faculty members, and administrative personnel in programs, projects, and activities designed to benefit our students and school.


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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.


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.


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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Commended

Jackson Prep students Mackenzie Nichols (seated) and Charlie Davis (standing) are 2018-19 National Merit Commended students.

 



Visionary

Madison County Business League and Foundation’s Immediate Past Chairman Phil Buffington (left) presented the 2018 Visionary Leadership Award to Dr. Nancy New (right).  Dr.



King of the Court

Trey Clark (center with crown) was the big winner of the September River Hills King of the Court session, getting a $180 paycheck for his tennis doubles prowess.


Art winners

Jackson Academy upper school students (from left, back) Emory Rhodes, Mary Lindley Tharp, Nora Pickering, Warner Lamb, Carter Elliott; (front) Anne Marie Lundy, Hannah Hardee, Ramey Hogue, Kelsey Burke, and Tye Gardner were among the winning artists in the statewide Scholastic Art Competition. Not pictured: Ashlyn Adair.


Dancers

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the 2018-19 middle school dance team are (from left, back) Katie Peterson, Enyla Blackmon, Gigi Fraser, Mari Finseth, Lauren McKay; (middle row) Hannah Moore, Anna Everly, Jessica Livingston, Sophie Lewis, Kara Pickett; (front) Tia Harris, Caroline Champagne, Anne Avery Boling, and Carol Rappai.


Mission breach

One of the mantras of conservatives has been that federal aid should be given to the states in block grants, since they know better than the feds how to tackle the problems the money is supposed to address.


Mission project

Claudette Nolan (back), education director of Mission First’s main campus, visited First Presbyterian Day School chapel as part of the school’s year-long mission project. Shown with Nolan are (from left, front) Hudson Herring, Edward Coco, Carlin Johnson, and Calyn Macke.


Collect for kids

Madison Central High School collected toys for the Toys for Tots campaign in December. Shown are (from left) MCHS assistant principals Chad Davis, Dr. Jeff Heath, William White, and Mary Edwards, Senior Vice Commandant of the Detachment of the Marine Corps League Ed Jones, Maurice Allison, Shelby Taylor and Rico Davis.


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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