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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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Rock for recovery

The Country and Blues Rock for Recovery will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. October 17, at Duling Hall in Fondren. The alcohol-free event will benefit the McCoy House for Sober Living in Jackson. Music will be presented by The Patrick Harkins Band. The event will feature a silent auction and food.


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.


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




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.



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Lack of action results in loss of 34,000 library books

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Inaction by library officials has resulted in the loss of approximately 34,000 books at the now defunct Charles Tisdale Library. The books were destroyed by black mold.

Meanwhile, any hopes of cleaning the collection were dashed recently, when an insurance claim filed to cover the books’ restoration costs was denied.



Growing Pains

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Decade later Germantown Middle School doubles enrollment

When Germantown Middle School opened its doors 10 years ago, there were 470 students enrolled and 40 faculty and staff members.






5 things you didn’t know about Mark & Mary Shapley

By NIKKI ROWELL,

They are going to become grandparents for the first time in February 2020. Their best memories are from family trips with their children. While they cook up tasty meals at the restaurant, their meals at home are usually really simple. Several of the paintings on the restaurant walls were done by Mark. In their off time, they like to binge-w



Bramlett on role as district attorney

John K. Bramlett Jr. was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as District Attorney for the 20th Circuit Court District, which includes Madison and Rankin counties. He replaces Michael Guest, who was elected to the U.S. Congress. Bramlett has served as an assistant district attorney in the 20th Circuit Court District since 2015.


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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.


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.




Swim meet

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s swim teams recently competed in the state meet in Tupelo. The girls team brought home the state championship title, and the boys came in second place.


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.


Remember the Veterans

Memorial Day is Monday and many of us are looking to fire up our grills, sleep in and enjoy the day off. But let’s not forget the real reason for the holiday, the men and women in uniform who gave the ultimate sacrifice.


King of the Court

River Hills Men’s Tennis Association crowned a new king last week and handed Russell Morrison a big check for beating out 59 other men in the weekly tennis doubles competition. Ten other players also received checks. King of the Court is played every Monday night at River Hills.



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

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