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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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Beware

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Card skimming at ATMs and gas pumps increasing on N’side.

Simple tasks like pumping gas and withdrawing money from an ATM now pose a risk, as cases of credit and debit card skimming continue to rise on the Northside.






Legal fees growing for taxpayers in state’s attempt to takeover airport

By ANTHONY WARREN,

More than three years after the suit was filed, legal fees continue to mount up for taxpayers in the Jackson airport takeover case.

The city and the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) filed suit to stop the state from implementing SB 2162, the measure commonly referred to as the airport takeover bill.


Fleeting Moments

With chalk in hand Eli Childers leaves messages of hope throughout Jackson.

All moments in life are temporary, even the beautiful ones.

Local artist Eli Childers has designed an entire movement around this idea through his chalk art designs, which are also fleeting.




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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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Freshman favorites

Germantown High School favorites in the ninth-grade are (from left, back) Aiden Duclos, Carson Yoder, Reid Fisher, and Colt Yoder; (front) Kathryn Morris, Perry DeLoach, Brooke Anne Renfroe and Tori Stewart.

 

 


Spirited

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Reed, Margaret and Beverly Branson.



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.


Film festival

Madison Central High School is sending seven Academy of Multimedia and Communications students to New York to participate in the All American High School Film Festival. The students have 10 weeks to complete prep work including scripting and planning, and then must film and edit the entire project in three days in New York City.


Play chess

Edward Coco (left) and Rose Hathorn (right) represented First Presbyterian Day School at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Chess Tournament for the Lower Elementary Division.


Semifinalists

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School has eight seniors who qualified as National Merit Semifinalists based on their PSAT scores. St. Andrew’s has had 50 students qualify as Semifinalists in the last five years. Shown are (from left) Victoria Mungan, Meredith Johnson, Nate Venarske, Trey Till, Ishan Bhatt, Ian Espy, Allen Ryu, and Julia Mitchell.


Creatures of habit

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

“Our hope for years to come.” 

A tail thump wakes me, a wet nose brushes my cheek. Somewhere along the way I might have thought I’d go gentle into that good night, but I’ve had some four-legged friends who think otherwise.



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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