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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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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.



Junior officers

Juniors serving as class officers on the Jackson Academy Student Council for 2019-2020 are (from left) Alice Williams, Priya Ray, Thomas Arnold, and Ava Couey. Not pictured: Lila Robertson.


Pistol-packing Mama

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Marion Farrar’s life has included serving as PTA president to sheriff in the past 100 years.

Since her birth in 1919, Marion Farrar has had a lot of titles including mom, wife, friend, grandmother and, for a time, Sheriff.






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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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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.


Swim signing

Devin Wise, a senior at Germantown High School, signed his letter of intent to swim at Delta State University.  Shown are (from left, back) GHS Assistant Swim Coach Natalie Johnson, GHS Head Swim Coach Kelly Hicks; (front) Colleen, Devin and Gordie Wise.


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.


Quiz Bowl

The Germantown High School Quiz Bowl team competed in the Spring Academic Invitational Tournament and won second place.  They played through five preliminary rounds before advancing to the semifinals and then to the finals.



LUCY CLEMENT

Jackson Academy senior, was recognized as a semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Clement will continue in competition to be a finalist for Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring.




May Day

St. Andrew’s Episcopal lower school presents May Day 2018: Milestones. The Lower School will celebrate the school’s 70th anniversary with dances representative of the last seven decades, culminating with the traditional wrapping of the maypole by the fourth-grade May 11 at 6 p.m. on the school’s Fondren campus.



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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