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It could soon be easier for Northsiders to report that neighbor with overgrown grass or a car parked in the yard.
Several major changes are on tap for Jackson’s community improvement division, the division that oversees code enforcement.
Rear Admiral (ret) and Mrs. Michael Jabaley Jr. of Annandale, VA, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Jabaley, to Ben Coleman, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Coleman of Charlottesville.
Students listed to the honor roll at Madison Avenue Upper Elementary for the fourth quarter include:
Jackson’s motion to dismiss the attorneys in the city’s water shutoff case will be heard by Judge Tiffany Grove next month.
This morning, Chancellor Grove set a hearing for 1:30 p.m., Thursday, August 8, to hear arguments in the city’s motion to dismiss three attorneys representing plaintiffs in the matter.
At a recent Mississippi Press Association forum, gubernatorial candidate Bill Waller Jr. was asked if elected how he was going to pass a gasoline tax increase for road and bridge repairs through the Legislature since it had been his party blocking the effort.
Madison County has seen steady growth for the last several consecutive years, according to county tax assessor Norman Cannady Jr.
This year is no different as evidenced by the 2019 preliminary tax roll. The county saw an increase of approximately $340 million in true value.
Students listed to the fourth quarter honor roll at Jackson Academy include:
Mannsdale Upper Elementary School fifth-graders who participated in the fourth - sixth grade Duke Talent Search include (from left, back) Emiliano Valdez, Lucy Jones, Morghan Thompson; (middle row) Sahadev Vadlani, Beau Brogdon, Addisyn Brister; (front) Lilly Thomas, Jerry Purnell, and Taij Sukhbaatar.
Jackson has filed a response in Hinds County Chancery Court today asking the court to disqualify council in the water shutoff case.
The city is asking the court to dismiss plaintiff attorneys Pieter Teeuwissen, Anthony Simon and Jeffrey M. Graves, the attorneys representing six customers who filed suit against the city recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Lloyd Fordice of Vicksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Virginia Fordice, to Howard Charles Waring Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Charles Waring of Vicksburg.
Construction is moving along as scheduled on a new wastewater treatment plant for the West Rankin Utility Authority (WRUA).
The authority generates about 10 million to 12 million gallons of wastewater each day, which is transmitted to the Savanna Street Wastewater Treatment Plant in Jackson.
Gifted with a green thumb, she loves to spend free time working in her garden. Over the years, she has kept a collection of cookbooks and family recipes. She is a cat person and has had her cat, Annie, for 17 years. She calls herself a very hands-on grandmother. Her grandchildren have gone with her to showings and closings.
Residents of Madison County could see a change in their school board election districts following the 2020 United States census.
Want to talk racial reconciliation? Want to bridge a divide in your community? The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation could help. Portia Espy is the group’s executive director. She’s been in the position for a little over a year now.
Jackson has issued two boil water notices for the Northside. The notices are for Oak Forest Drive, in the 39212 ZIP code and Culley Drive and Crepe Myrtle Drive and Court, in the 39206 ZIP code. The notices are temporary.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bradley Rendall of Collierville, TN announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Carley Rendall, to Charles Ross Bell III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ross Bell Jr. of Madison.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s basketball teams recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing seniors on the teams and their families. Shown are (from left) Burney, Hannah Clay and Hannah King.
Representatives from a wireless network recently spoke to Madison Ridgeland Academy’s middle school Robotics Club. They brought their robot Pepper for the students to enjoy. Shown are (from left) Rocco Universal, Jack Polles, Jackson Toler, Barr Biggs, Wilkes Johnson and Landry Horn.
Madison Ridgeland Academy 2019 High School Honor Society officers are (from left) Alexandra Cullom, president; Shelby McCraw, vice president; Georgia Galatas, secretary; and Caroline Haywood, service chair.
Former Northsider, was recently in town to celebrate her newly published debut book of poetry, “A Tender Force.” A launch party and reception was held at Lemuria Books for a book signing/reading.
There is a tendency, when talking about Mississippi, to focus heavily on the areas where the state doesn’t do well.
Given its low ranking in desirable categories, such as income and education, and its high ranking in undesirable ones, such as incarceration and obesity, there’s a lot to talk about when discussing our state’s failings.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School competed in the annual Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Tournament, hosted by the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) education in Columbus. There were 32 schools and 490 students competing from across Mississippi. St. Andrew’s won first place overall for the second year in a row.
First Presbyterian Day School’s sixth-grade football team recently completed their season with a championship win.
Madison Central High School January students of the month are (from left, back) Patricia Bethea, Jenny Chapin, Elle Muirhead, Christian Berry, Grant Darling; (second row) Ta’preka Brown, Emma Christy, Mya Hayes, Ian Brown; (front) Chance Trammell, George Kotev, Will Scoggins and Chris Ogburn. Not pictured: Quinn Crothers and Anna Francis.
Students at First Presbyterian Day School have begun attending chapel services for the 2018-2019 school year. Shown are (from left, back) the Rev. Gary Sinclair, FPDS chaplain; (front) James Ritchie, Connor McNeel, Mary Claire Carter, Blythe Barton.
The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Royal Walker Jr., executive director at United Healthcare Community Health Plans of Mississippi and Louisiana as a recent speaker. The focus of Walker’s presentation was about Medicare part C and the Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans.