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vaping on the rise

By NIKKI ROWELL,

JUUL Labs has since responded to our story published in print and online. Their statement is in the story below.

 

Local school officials and parents are working to fight the vaping epidemic that is sweeping the nation.


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Spillway Road Project

Work is slated to begin soon to improve traffic at the intersection of Spillway Road and Northshore Parkway/Old Fannin Road.

The long-term goal is to ease traffic at the busy intersection, which has approximately 30,000 vehicles using it daily.




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Stan Buckley on But God Ministries

Stan Buckley is founder and director of But God Ministries in Ridgeland. The Madison resident started the group in 2011, around the time he stepped down as pastor of First Baptist Church of Jackson. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and received his Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law.





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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).




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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Indian heritage

The Annandale Chapter, Mississippi State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR) met recently at the Country Club of Jackson. In recognition of the observance of American Indian Heritage month in November, the program was on Pushmataha, chief of the Choctaw Nation, presented by Kay Wolfe, regent of Pushmataha DAR Chapter.


Move to learn

Coach Larry Calhoun recently visited First Presbyterian Day School as part of the Mississippi Department of Education and The Bower Foundation’s Move to Learn Initiative. Shown are (from left) Philip Chiasson, Calhoun, and Russell Gunn.


Homecoming time

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Homecoming 2018. The day’s festivities began as football players, cheerleaders, and dancers greeted Early Childhood Center and Lower School students at carpool and visited classrooms. Shown are (back) Saffron Quinn; (from left, front) Mehak Bedi, and Simria Bedi.

 


Recreating restaurant favorites

By LISA IRELAND,

When my kids were little, we made a special treat whenever a jar of pickles was finished. We saved the juice, cut up a couple of chicken breasts or tenders, and marinated them in the pickle juice overnight. The next day, we would dredge the chicken pieces in some well-seasoned flour and pan fry or deep fry them in hot oil.


Plus one

Two Madison-Ridgeland Rotarians recently earned their Paul Harris +1 designations with the international civic organization. Past President Don Burnham and longtime Sergeant-at-Arms Pat McNulty were awarded the distinction for attaining a $2,000 level of giving to the Rotary International Foundation.


Semifinalists

Jackson Prep’s 2018-19 National Merit Semifinalists are (from left, back) Alex Gibbs, Andrew Wasson, Charlie Ott, Edwin Griffis; (front) Genevieve Hurst, Anna Katherine Cooper, and Catherine Watson.


Red ribbons

Jackson Academy seniors (from left) Gabrielle Morris, Leah Richardson, Eeshaan Bajaj, and Caleigh Hankins dressed in red to participate in Red Ribbon Week, a national campaign to raise awareness regarding the dangers of drug abuse.


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.


Hypnotic

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.


MUTS FOR MUTTS

Ninety runners recently participated in the Big Butts Trail Race organized by Mississippi Ultra and Trail Society (MUTS). The participants ran on trails all day for distances of 100k or 50k at Buddy Butts Park and Mississippi College Choctaw Trails.


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Kindergarteners (from left) Jaycee Baker, Paylor Jordan, Lucy Hines, Hart Noblitt and Carter Haralson recently dressed for their hundredth day of school at Jackson Academy.