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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seniors on the 2018-19 boys cross country team are (from left) Bain McHale, Clay Morris, Luis Flores, Tucker Shelson, James Xu, and Grant Morgan.
Dancing with Jackson Academy’s seventh grade spirit team, Jazz, this fall are (from left, back) Anna Kate Lucas, Virginia Browning, Anna Margaret Hooker, Lucy Allen, Mary Hampton Walker; (front) Darbie Brewer, Abby Fielder, and Sophie McIntire.
Jackson Academy upper school students (from left) Logan Thomas, Carter Elliott, Noah Berry, and Frank Jones met with faculty to discuss their summer reading during break recently.
Jared Pierce, (right) a member of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club, received his Paul Harris Fellowship pin during a recent meeting. The distinction is awarded after a $1,000 level of giving to the Rotary International Foundation is attained. Shown with Pierce is club President Sharon Moulder.
Madison-Ridgeland Academy had a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the new middle school building and dining commons. Student council members helped greet visitors as they arrived on campus.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2018 homecoming maids representing the junior class are (from left) Miley Ray, Toni Oluwatade, Olivia Mitchell and Abby McCaughan.
The 2018-2019 Madison Central High School Student Government Association sophomore officers and representatives are (from left, back) Connor Chisolm, Robert Ticker, Christian Gines (president), Shanay Desai (treasurer); Will Scoggins; (front) Anna Kay Bumgarner (secretary), Mary Addison Gregory, Lana Evans (vice president), Taylor Boyt and Kell
The 2018-2019 Madison Central High School Pawprint yearbook financial staff includes (from left, back) Aden Wright, Keitan Bradford, Mary Boyd Parker, Victoria Klauser, Cate Bourn, Will Scoggins; (middle row) Sydney Stokes, Jalyn Kelly, Allison Hill, Mary Swayze Thornton, Olivia Boone, Mary Morgan Williams; (front) Mallory Dale, Victoria Steven
One of the founding principles of St. Richard Catholic School is the value of community. Cardinals are taught from an early age that giving back to the community is an important part of being a good citizen.
Jackson police have the lowest pay and highest living expenses when compared to their counterparts in comparable cities.
However, relief could soon be on the way.
As part of his 2019 budget, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is proposing an across-the-board two-percent pay raise for all municipal employees.
Twelve new loft apartments could soon be available on the Northside, once the first phase of a major redevelopment wraps up at the Quarter.
Construction on the first phase of renovations at the Quarter on Lakeland Drive are expected to wrap up this fall.
So I’m kind of a frugal guy. My wife says cheap, but that’s just semantics. I like cars that get good gas mileage.
I also don’t like air pollution, since my job often has me reading about how particulates from car exhaust and other sources cause childhood asthma, premature deaths and things like that.
Recycling could be on the way out in the capital city, in large part, to help save money.
Ross Barnett Reservoir officials and volunteers are gearing up for the second Operation Clean Sweep on the Pearl River.
The event is designed to help tackle the litter problem along the river and the reservoir.
Relief is on the way for residents along Meadowbrook Road, who for months have endured the sights and sounds of a sewer pump.
Recently, Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission awarded the city a $7,250,000 loan to repair 15 emergency sewer main breaks, including five on the Northside.
Future ‘green jacket’ could be a possibility for junior golfer Simms Abney
Like many junior golfers, Simms Abney dreams of putting on a green jacket after winning the Masters Tournament.
Unlike many of those golfers, though, Simms stands a good chance of one day doing it.
With Hurricane Gordon barreling down on the Mississippi Gulf Coast last week, Entergy officials were ready, weeks after the opening of a new $20 million distribution operations center (DOC).
A ribbon-cutting for the new downtown Jackson facility was held in late July, at the height of hurricane season.
Hall Carter was recently named the new executive director of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation. The Memphis native has worked for several U.S. senators, most recently serving as Sen. Roger Wicker’s executive assistant and scheduler.
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.
Northsider Thomas Guest, 19, will soon return home from the Shepherd Center in Atlanta after rehabilitating from a spinal cord injury.
The Shepherd Center specializes in spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation.
EXPLOSIVE GROWTH in Gluckstadt has also brought non-compliance in ground-mounted sign usage. However, enforcing the county sign ordinances could clean up the problem.
In recent months, the Madison County Board of Supervisors and county board attorney Katie Bryant Snell has looked into the problem, searching for a solution.
Move could help zoo correct problems study concludes
A new location could be key to saving the Jackson Zoo, according to a memo from zoo Executive Director Beth Poff.
The memo, which was sent to city officials in June, states that the zoo’s location is a major deterrent to visitors, and moving may be necessary to save it.
The Madison County Board of Supervisors have formed a five-man committee to head the Reunion Parkway interchange project.
The committee will be in charge of choosing an environmental assessor and design engineer for the project.
It appears that Rep. Bennie Thompson has come out against the One Lake Project, a proposal he previously supported. Here is the text of a press release issued today:
Police department working to keep Barnett Reservoir safe for all users
The Ross Barnett Reservoir offers a lot of options for summer fun. However, many don’t notice the people behind the scenes who make these activities safe for all visitors to each of the 48 recreational facilities.
The madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) is in the middle of investigating a conflict of interest arising from an airport study commissioned in 2013.
A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.
Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.
The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.
The District at Eastover will add a new addition in the spring of 2018, Eastover Market, the state’s first food hall. Eastover Market will be developed in consultation with the esteemed St. Roch Market of New Orleans, and will showcase a curated collection of local, boutique restaurant concepts.
Mississippi's state accountability model is designed to measure the instructional effectiveness of schools and districts in the state. It includes students' scores on language and math tests as well as attendance and graduation rates. Schools and districts are given a letter grade from A to F according to their performance.
During the 2016 fiscal year, the U.S. Postal Service’s Postal Inspection Service received 60,000 customer complaints regarding attempts to steal mail.
A Madison County couple is finding out just how easy it is for mail to be stolen, even in person.
Over the past 15 years, the subdivision of Reunion has become the place to call home for many Madison County residents.
Although the development is almost two decades old, it continues to add new homes and amenities for residents.
Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital
The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).
Michel still wants neighborhood improvement district
District 25 Sen. Walter Michel hopes the fourth time will be the charm when it comes to seeing a “neighborhood improvement district” bill passed.
The Northside senator is planning to introduce a bill creating the NIDs in the 2018 session.
Bomgar tackling transparency, the economy and Justice system in 2018
Mississippi House District 58 Rep. Joel Bomgar has a lot in store for the 2018 legislative session.