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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.


Physician drift hurts medicine

By HEDDY-DALE MATTHIAS,

Nearing the end of my career, I’ve been inundated with examples of my colleagues practicing “outside” their training, board certification and “scope of practice.” I am concerned about this “practice drift” towards lucrative, cash-based procedures performed in physician offices.

“Practice drift” may occur in three ways:

 


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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Advent acolytes

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School lower school students served as acolytes for their Big Chapel Advent service. Shown are (from left, back) Hannah Midgett, Aniyah Tapper, Ellie Brown, Ria Aggarwal, Ella Sofia Fraser, Jake Parker, Dylan Tobias, Sohan Reddy; (front) Lilly Garner and Henry Buyan.

 


Lions speaker

Kathy Warwick, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, recently spoke to the Madison Lions Club about her 36 years as an educator in this field. Shown are (from left) Lion John Kirk , Warwick and Lion Dick Largel.

 


Quizbowl team

Jackson Academy students (from left) Ty Usey, Miles Johnson, Courtney Francois, David Moulder III, Lily Grace Thigpen, Lucy Clement and Anna Katherine Ray represented the school at a Quizbowl competition hosted by Mississippi College.

 


Veterans Christmas

Members of the Magnolia State Chapter, Chief Red Jacket, Judith Robinson, Twenty Star,  Ashmead, and the Annandale Chapter, NSDAR of the Jackson Metro Area, Ashmead Chapter, NSDAR of Vicksburg, Judith Robinson, NSDASR of McComb, and Twenty Star, NSDAR of Hattiesburg all participated in the recent Veteran’s Christmas Shoppe.


Rotary honored

The Rotary Club of North Jackson was recently honored for its contributions to the Rotary Foundation and Polio Plus. Rotary International and Polio Plus have almost eradicated polio in the world with its contributions. Shown are (from left) Greg Campbell, club president-elect, and Ed Thurman, Rotary district governor nominee.


Officer of the Quarter

LeAnne Brewer of the Rotary Club of Jackson recently introduced Officer Lekeisha Guise, who was recognized as the Police Officer of the Quarter for her outstanding performance since being reassigned to Beat 6. She has produced six felony arrests in a short period of time.


Faux finishing

Guest speaker for a recent luncheon meeting of the Welcome Neighbor Club was Virginia Weathersby, who presented a program on faux finishing. Shown are (from left) Darlene Roberts, program chairman for Welcome Neighbor, Weathersby and her mother Lavonne Burney.

 


Rosalie reception

The Mississippi State Society Daughters of the American Revolution purchased Rosalie Mansion in Natchez, for its state headquarters 80 years ago.  To celebrate the event, the society recently held a reception at Rosalie Mansion, which included a tour of the mansion.


Dimensions

At Madison Ridgeland Academy the seventh-grade STEM and math classes teamed up recently to take on dimensional analysis using the engineering design process. The classrooms and hallways were transformed to glow. Shown are (from left) Judson Meridith, Ethan Mallett and Jack Dye.

 



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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.