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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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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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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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Awards

Community Service Gold Medal Award and President’s Volunteer Service Award went to Jackson Prep seniors (from left) Jewels Tauzin, Victoria Guilbeau, Tynes Carroll, Lawson Yelverton.


Car Break-Ins

Jackson police were still determining last week whether two late September car break-ins on the Northside were related. The incidents occurred on September 28 and 29, at the District at Eastover and at Roswell Court, a nearby residential street.



Welcome back

Middle school students at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School enjoying the first day of the 2018-19 school year are (from left) Hannah Moore, Madison Cox, and faculty member Ruthie Taylor.


Fall carnival

Jackson Academy participants (from left) Addison Armstrong, Evans Maxwell, Caroline Crisler and Pariss Smoot recently enjoyed the school’s fall carnival.  


Visit ag museum

First Presbyterian Day School second-graders enjoyed a field trip to the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. Shown are (from left) Layne Cannada, Ellie Yerger, Leighton Marion and Avery Warf.

 


Tempest in teapot

Jim Hood’s investigation into Tate Reeves’ alleged arm-twisting to try to get the taxpayers to fund an access road into his gated community might be fodder for some commercials.

As a campaign bombshell, however, in the governor’s race between the two, it largely fizzled.


Camp benefits

Jackson Academy fifth-graders (from left) Sophie Slade, Caroline Johnston, Ella Boykin, Anna Catherine Bennett, Brooke Emerson Ogden, and Eley Cannady performed in Jackson Academy’s “Summer Camp” program, celebrating the many great experiences that students learn and grow through while at summer camp.


Impact America

Mark Fields introduced Stephen Black of Impact America at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Jackson. His organization encourages the mindset that college students and graduates are duty bound to participate in the greater good and encourages students to participate in the evolution of communities.


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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