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At Madison-Ridgeland Academy, graduates (from left) Luke Agent and Katie Morris were recipients of the Thompson Scholarship, which is based on academic ability, a good sense of humor, a sense of purpose, a pleasing demeanor, a gracious spirit, and a high regard for others.
Bubba Holloway, CWS is senior vice president, Regions Private Wealth Management
Plan Early and Often—While is never too early to start thinking about retirement, the most important planning for your transition into retirement should start at least five to 10 years in advance.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School celebrated the Fourth Grade Crossing Service. At the closing lower school service of the 2018-19 school year, rising fifth graders received their certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth grade, and special recognition was given to those students who received awards for individual accomplishment.
He is the great, great, great, great grandson of the founder of Vicksburg Newitt Vick. He is a reserve deputy sheriff for Hinds County, where he has won best overall cadet and firearm excellence awards. Once he was struck by lightning, which took his hearing in one ear. He worked as a deckhand on a tow boat on the Mississippi River. He has
A service of worship celebrating the marriage of Grace Brooks Pearson and Scott Michael Lause was held December 1 at First Presbyterian Church at 6 p.m. The ceremony was officiated by the Reverend David Felker.
Contractors managing the Savanna Street Wastewater Treatment Plant discharged some four billion gallons of untreated wastewater into the Pearl River between December and May.
However, Public Works Director Robert Miller said the firm likely didn’t have a choice.
Rebel Drive has a new stream and waterfall, but that's not a good thing. A water pipe apparently collapsed under the street and the water is gushing out and buckling and cracking the road in multiple places. Residents called the Jackson water department Monday but no action had been taken.
The Ridgeland Police Department’s new fitness facility is expected to be complete next month.
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.
Special gala planned to celebrate orchestra.
Summer is in full swing and at Jackson Area Federal Credit Union, we’ve kicked off our Summer auto refinance campaign. This year’s theme is “Rate got you feeling blue? Call the Loan Doctors @ JAFCU!” We have all of our staff on board to make this year’s refinance campaign the best it’s ever been!
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Vincente Patti announce the engagement of their daughter, Sydney-Kirk Patti, to Austin Davis Vaughn. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Kimberly Davis Clark.
Miss Patti is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Jack Parks and Dixie Patti and the late Vito Daniel Patti.
Friends of Children’s Hospital plan Enchanted Evening.
The Sierra Club’s Louie Miller is praising the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) for extending for three years an additional 2.5 cents “adder” for lower income utility customers who install solar panels.
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.
More than 35,000 faulty water meters were installed as part of the city’s $91 million energy performance contract with Siemens.
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.
Dr. and Mrs. Walton Lynn Stringer announce the engagement of their daughter, Sydney Lea Stringer, to Kyle Alexander Zebley, of Pittsburgh. Miss Stringer is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Stringer and the late Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sydney Snyder, all of Jackson.
Billions of dollars in local and state bonds are being issued without competitive bidding. Many of the leading state experts in Mississippi bidding laws are wondering why. It used to not be this way.
There’s no telling how much taxpayer money is being left on the table. It’s probably in the millions of dollars.
Parham Bridges Park promises to be a busy place in the coming weeks, with nearly $400,000 in improvements and additions planned for the popular Northside facility.
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.
Rick Cleveland, sports columnist with Mississippi Today spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson at a recent meeting.
Penny Chiasson, Nurse Anesthesia and pain management hypnosis, spoke recently to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Chiasson informed club members and guests how hypnosis can help with pain management, ways to relieve stress and end bad habits. Shown are (from left) Anna Powers, club president; Chiasson and Matt Monsour, club director.
Margaret Biggs (left) and Amber Arnold (right) are the 2019 chairmen for Madison Ridgeland Academy’s 25th annual Gardens of Madison County. Plans are underway for the 2019 garden tour, which will be held May 4 and 5. On May 3 the weekend event will kick off with a garden party at Lost Rabbit Town Center.
Madison Central Speech and Debate team earned second runner-up at MHSAA State Championship.
Holmes County school officials would not have known three years ago when they hired Dyana Terrelle Thomas that he would get locked up for allegedly having sex with a student of the high school where he has been the assistant principal.
St. Joseph seniors in the Class of 2019 include: Joshua Thomas Bailey, Patton Maxwell Beard, Emma Kaye Beebe, Gabriel Wyatt Blaylock, William Calloway Bowdler, Alexia Thomasina Brown, Tyler Ray Brown, Wyatt Keene Buck, Eli Arlin Carter, Sarah Johnson Ceballos, William Daniel Clarke, Claire Frances Conn, Catherine Grace Cook;
First Presbyterian Day School preschool students performed their annual Easter program “Alive, Alive” for family and friends.
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.
More patrols and checkpoints in Madison County may have led to an increase in DUI arrests during the holidays.
The city of Ridgeland saw an increase in DUI arrests from December 21, 2018, to January 1, 2019, which Police Chief John Neal said could be due to an increase in checkpoints and the extra time off for the holiday season.
Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Mr. and Miss Senior Class were (from left) Mary Patton Murphy and Spence Graves.