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Progress

By ANTHONY WARREN,

City talks achievements, challenges with water billing system

Nearly 92 percent of Jackson’s 52,000 customers are now receiving regular water bills, a sign the city has made significant progress in addressing problems in its water billing department.




New meters prevent residents from turning on water; system controlled by software

By ANTHONY WARREN,

As the city of Jackson ramps up its water collections efforts, turn offs for delinquent customers will be inevitable.

That being said, residents who have had their water cut off for nonpayment shouldn’t reach for their water meter keys to turn the water back on. The keys no longer work.



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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.




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JA student killed in car crash, one day before she was to graduate

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.






Renaissance to feature new show fountain, theater and Costco

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The second and third phases of Renaissance are on track to be finished next year, complete with another show fountain and Malco theater.

The city of Ridgeland director of community development Alan Hart said, based on reports from the developer, that phase two of Renaissance should be open by summer or fall of 2019.






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Celebrate 100

Covenant Presbyterian kindergarteners enjoyed celebrating the 100th day of school. Shown are (from left) James Morris, Davis Spitler, Ric Rutledge, Lois Harbarger, Antonina Karam, Miriam Cole, Hayes Lagrone, Lucy Cole, Tyler Young, and Caleb Herrin.


Townspeople

Park strollers, customers, kite flyers, and bank clerks in Madison Middle School’s production of Mary Poppins, Jr.




Art and writing

Madison Central High School art students recently competed in the Mississippi State Scholastic Art and Writing Contest. Winners include (from left) Will Humphreys (Gold Key and Honorable Mention), Emeree Moncrief (Gold Key), Mia Parker (Silver Key), and Hannah Smith (Gold Key and Honorable Mention).


Freshman court

Madison Central High School freshman homecoming court members are (from left, back) CJ Barney, Vic Hollins and Corey Daniels; (front) Mia Valentine, Jamyiyah Cotten and Ally Haynie. Homecoming is set for the week of September 24-28. The court will be presented September 27 during the football game’s halftime festivities.


Success

Madison Central High School seniors awarded most likely to succeed are (from left) John Martin Paczak and Mary Ranie Miller.


Receives award

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the lower school’s closing chapel, during which rising fifth-graders received certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth-grade.


JV volleyball

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the 2018-19 junior varsity volleyball team are (from left, back) Ashley McCaughan, Sage Sharp, Mary Elizabeth Needham, Ebun Opata, Betsy Burrow, Isabella Flores; (front) Kaitlin Wade, Mallie Thomas, Sophie Lewis, Celestina Retumban, and Caroline Lowery.


New Roof For Planetarium

Jackson’s Russell C. Davis Planetarium will soon have a new roof, years after the current roof was damaged during a hailstorm.  The Jackson City Council recently approved a roughly $350,000 bid from Mandal’s Inc., to replace the roof. The work will include removing the structure’s flat roof and replacing it.


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Social

The University of Mississippi recently released the Fall 2018 Dean’s List. Students must earn a semester GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 to be listed on the Dean’s List.