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Madison mayor stays focused on continuing city’s success and safety

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler said her goal for 2019 is to continue building on the city’s success, safety and overall quality of life that earned Madison national accolades in 2018.

“We will stay focused on maintaining the strong and safe environment we have and to build upon that,” Butler said. “The best is yet to be.”


My Ten Years Ago Me hopefully would be proud

By ELIZABETH QUINN,

A friend recently reminded me about a book I read several years ago that I really loved, What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. In it, a woman wakes up from a bad fall to find that amnesia has taken all memory of the last 10 years of her life. In her last memory, she is pregnant with her first child and blissfully in love with her husband.


Mounting

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Fines continue to increase for delay in completing airport work

Fines continue to mount for the contractor brought on to repave the west runway at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.



underwater love

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Madison couple exchange marriage vows in Bahamas with sharks part of the wedding party

Ronnie and DeLane Grogan have always been a nontraditional couple and have never felt the need to go along with the norm.





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.


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Growing Pains

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Decade later Germantown Middle School doubles enrollment

When Germantown Middle School opened its doors 10 years ago, there were 470 students enrolled and 40 faculty and staff members.



Bramlett on role as district attorney

John K. Bramlett Jr. was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as District Attorney for the 20th Circuit Court District, which includes Madison and Rankin counties. He replaces Michael Guest, who was elected to the U.S. Congress. Bramlett has served as an assistant district attorney in the 20th Circuit Court District since 2015.









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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.






Child's Prayer

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).






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DUI Arrests Increase

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.


David Moulder

Jackson Academy senior, was recognized as a semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. He is the son of Dr. Rebekah Moulder and David Moulder of Jackson. Moulder will continue in competition to be a finalist for Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring.



Senior night

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Raymond, Isabella and Florence Fraser.



Coming soon

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Homecoming 2018. Early Childhood Center students waiting to greet football players, cheerleaders and dancers are (from left) Sarah Jane Selby, Akira Tangella, Alianna Rust and Avi Sing.



Volleyball A team

Jackson Prep middle school volleyball awards for the  A Team went to (from left) Elizabeth Head - Impact Award, Romney McLeod - Growth Award. Not pictured: Reagan Dunn - A Team Growth Award.


Latoya Mason, M.D.,

an anesthesiologist, was recently named a Doctor of Distinction by the Mississippi State Medical Association.  MSMA Doctors of Distinction are named after they complete the full course of the MSMA

Physician Leadership Academy, which trains them to be leaders and advocates.


Citizenship award

Jackson Academy students (from left, back) Houston Hearn, Anne Barrett Roberson, Daniel Martin, Eliza Perkins, Red Deaton; (front) Gabby Denson, Caroline Flechas, and Ian Hosch received the Citizenship Award in recognition of the respect, responsibility, and compassionate concern for others that they demonstrated throughout the 2017-2018 school


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Social

We are fortunate to attend a small church with a tight-knit congregation. Our children’s committee hosts a baby shower for each expectant family in our church and invites the entire congregation.