We each march to the sound of a different drummer; it may be an age thing, but for unknown reasons, I seem to be drawn more and more to the beat of the past. The rhythm goes on, but it’s slower. On a Danube River cruise my Jackson friends and I had disembarked from our ship, the Viking Jarl, and were now in Prague.
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He is an Eagle Scout, which he earned from Boy Scout Troop 1, the oldest troop in the state of Mississippi. He is a cradle Episcopalian and is active at St. James’ in Jackson.
Alice G. Staples, born in Memphis, TN, died peacefully at her home in Ridgeland, surrounded by family around 5:00 PM Monday, July 15, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband Tony.
The celebration of the marriage of Elizabeth Gray Hopkins and Benjamin Trent Van Pelt was held June 8 at Ashwood on Antioch Barn in Lexington, KY.
The bride is the daughter of Jeffery Hopkins and Alice Serralta of Houston. The bridegroom is the son of Laurie and Miles Van Pelt of Madison.
A few residents will have to boil their water for the near future. Today, the city of Jackson issued a precautionary boil water notice for the 700 to 1399 blocks of Riverside Drive. The outage affects approximately 15 connections, according to city reports.
Students listed to the fourth quarter honor roll at St. Joseph Catholic School include:
Principal’s Honor Roll: Emma Kaye Beebe, Tyler Brown, Claire Conn, Catherine Cook, Maria Crosby, Ben Crout, Gage Douglas, Garret Grove, Clare Harkins, Jacob Harkins, Kiland Harrison, Aliana Liess, Byron Poindexter;
Fifth-grade students (from left) Julia Thompson, Ebbie Barbour, Katherine Gault, Breck Hines, Yates Elfert, Emily Martin, and Brennon Shorter read poetry aloud at a recent Jackson Academy Middle School poetry cafe event.
Andy Brown (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project built benches for batting cages at North Jackson Youth Baseball. He is shown with his parents Jay and Mary Tison Brown.
St. Richard 3rd Grade Students presented a play based on the book The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry while studying biomes. Students created the set and their costumes for the play based on their research of plants and animals in the Amazon Rainforest. Shown (from left) Lily Frances Garner, Loftis Garner, Neel Boteler, and Reed Walker.
Influenced by the Garden District in New Orleans, a new residential development will soon be in the works in the city of Madison.
The Madison board of aldermen recently voted to approve the site plan for the residential portion of the Village.
A product of the Mississippi hill-country, standing water was something I saw only in a pond on my parent’s farm or crossing the creek on “the place.” Beyond the occasional thrill of Grenada Lake spillway opening, flooding was a distant story on the Sunday evening news.
After running unopposed, District 25 Sen. Walter Michel now has a Democratic challenger in the 2019 election.
Michel, a Republican, qualified to run for the District 25 seat on March 1, the qualifying deadline.
On March 2, when the secretary of state released its list of qualifying candidates, Michel was unopposed.
I am raising three women. They are girls right now, but they will be women when I’m done with them—I hope. That’s the plan anyway. I’m aiming for three distinct versions of confident, fulfilled, kind, and brave badass women. There are so many things I do not care about regarding my children’s futures.
Mr. and Mrs. James Morris Gathings of Ridgeland announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Lauren Gathings, to Kenneth Austin Winter of Greenville.
The sky will be bright with fireworks as Fourth of July celebrations kick off this weekend.
So, don your red, white and blue and all things star spangled and head out to one of the various Independence Day events across North Jackson and south Madison County.
There is something for everyone to enjoy in true patriotic fashion.
The Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) is looking into whether or not Canton Municipal Utilities (CMU) illegally raised their rates without MPSC approval.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sims of Madison announce the upcoming marriage of their son, Joshua Allen Sims, to Lindsey Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Clay of Tupelo and Mr. and Mrs. Greg Wilson of Roanoke, Ala.
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.
Jackson Mayor made a good appointment when he named Bob Miller to head the department of public works.
Miller was the number two guy in New Orleans and was there during Katrina reconstruction so he’s not new to challenges.
The Ridgeland Costco likely has been slowed down due to inclement weather, meaning the store will likely be opened this summer, rather than the spring.
Madison Alderman Guy Bowering counts it an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Madison and Ward 6.
Throughout his life, he has made serving his community a priority no matter where he has ended up over the years.
She loves being active and doesn’t like to sit still.
She collects Herend figurines.
She’s crafty and knows how to sew and knit.
She can use a jackhammer well.
She and her husband plan trips with their twins and plan to take them to every state.
Jackson’s Civil Service Commission could look into why six Jackson police officers aren’t being allowed to return to active duty, months after they were involved in police-related shootings and months after they were cleared of any wrongdoing.
From new islands to waterfront property, the One Lake Project promises to create new economic and recreational opportunities for the entire metro area.
However, exactly how that land will be made available remains to be seen.
Broadway production comes alive with costumes made by MRA students, faculty
More than 6,500 feet of twine, four languages, 2,000 mini glue sticks, 82 sixth through 12th-graders, 58-and-counting K5 through fifth-graders - this is what’s gone into creating the Lion King production at Madison Ridgeland Academy (MRA).
A master plan for the Capitol Complex Improvement District (CCID) should be in place by mid-March.
Just months after the firms were brought on, Waggoner Engineering/AJA Consultants and Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons are expected to wrap up work on the plan by the spring.
Ballet Mississippi presents holiday classic
Efforts to rid the Ross Barnett Reservoir of steel reinforcement rods, or rebar, are continuing.
Since the water level was lowered in October, thousands of pieces of rebar have been removed since they were visible in the low water and the number is steadily growing.
Arko Dhar, a student at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, recently published a scientific manuscript titled, “Development of Diet-Induced Insulin Resistance in Drosophila melanogaster and Characterization of Anti-Diabetic Effects of Resveratrol and Pterostilbene” in the Journal of Emerging Investigators.
Robert Miller was recently named public works director for the city of Jackson. Miller has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Louisville and a master’s in business administration from Indiana University.
The mayor and board of aldermen in Madison recently compared their current salaries to officials in Ridgeland, and decided it was time to make a change.
Last year, Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler’s salary was $60,000, and aldermen salaries were $12,000. Now, the mayor is making $98,000, and aldermen have a $24,000 salary.
RIDGELAND MUNICIPAL COURT TO OFFER FEE WAIVER PROGRAM FOR OUTSTANDING ARREST WARRANTS ON CONTEMPT OF COURT
The Ridgeland Police Department in conjunction with Ridgeland Municipal Court will offer a Fee Waiver Program for individuals with arrest warrants for Contempt of Court (Failure to Appear). This period will begin Tuesday, February 19th and end Friday, March 1st, 2019.