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Residents hopes to keep bridges closed dashed with work to get under way soon

By ANTHONY WARREN,

All good things must come to an end, and for residents in some Northside neighborhoods, the quiet streets associated with temporary bridge closures will soon be a distant memory.

Contractors are expected to begin work on the Cavalier Drive replacement project sometime in October.






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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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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Success

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Most Likely to Succeed are (from left) Mary Patterson Hester and Gregory Vance.


Year end

The Garden Club of Madison had its final meeting of the year with the annual progressive garden tour and luncheon.


Zoning Ordinance Amended

Madison board of aldermen recently approved a change to the city’s zoning ordinance. According to the city’s Director of Community Development Kianca Stringfellow, the amendment was added to the Planned Unit Development (PUD) section. The amendment will allow for a developer to divide a PUD if it is over 200 acres.




Honor artist

Local artist TJ Legler (left) spoke recently to the Metro Jackson Lions Club. Legler discussed light painting and drone photography, as well as his work collaborating with other artists on an international project to honor Vincent Van Gogh. Also shown is Lion President Anthony Warren.


Shoreline Habitat

To promote shoreline habitat and stabilize the bank, a planting project will soon be underway. Shoreline areas along the Ross Barnett Reservoir, such as the Reservoir Overlook, were recently lined with rip rap rock to repair eroded slopes.


run for the Brain

Planning is underway for the third annual Brawn and Bubbles Run for the Brain Thursday, May 3 at 6 p.m. Participants may join The MIND Center and the Reservoir Fire Department of Rankin County for this sunset run along the shoreline of the Ross Barnett Reservoir.


Eagles

Jackson Academy students who have achieved Eagle Scout rank through Boy Scouts of America are (from left, back) James McLemore, Preston McWilliams, Drake Warman, Brent Butler, Harris McLemore, Garner Cheney, Charlie Gautier; (third row) Michael Hederman, William Meck, Bryan Barksdale, Yeager Whitehead, Don Waller, John Eric Clark, Bonner Dinkin


Win award

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the lower school’s closing chapel, during which rising fifth-graders received certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth grade.


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Breaking News

Conflicts of interest could disqualify yet another set of attorneys attempting to represent six... 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