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Coming Soon

By ANTHONY WARREN,

More than $26 million earmarked to rehab North State Street

For the thousands of motorists who drive North State Street each day, the commute could soon be a lot smoother, with $26.3 million in projects ongoing or planned for the roadway.


Attendance, revenues continue to decline for Jackson zoo; director hopes program helps

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Things are going from bad to worse for the Jackson Zoological Park, which continues to hemorrhage visitors and revenues in the wake of the city’s plans to bring on new management.

Through the end of March, the zoo has attracted just 18,736 visitors, down 30 percent for the same time in 2018.




MOVABLE FEAST

UMMC librarian returns artifacts found during lunchtime rambles

For many of his 44 years at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), David Juergens spent his lunch breaks gorging on the past.




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Hearts and clubs

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center’s Hearts and Clubs Golf Tournament is scheduled for April 15, at the Country Club of Jackson. This annual event benefits Baptist Heart and Outpatient Cardiac Rehab.


Basketball awards

The 2018-2019 Jackson Prep junior high boys basketball awards went to (from left) Owen Abney, Patriot Award; Garner Watkins, Best Defensive Player; John Camp Wise, Most Valuable Player; Josh Powe, Best Offensive Player.


Palace guards

Madison Middle School presented “Aladdin, Jr.”  as its fall schoolwide musical.  Students were chosen by audition for roles as the cast and dancers. Sixth-grade choir students sang as the chorus, while others assisted with sets, and former students served as crew.




Chapel to build new worship space

Chapel of the Cross will  break ground for a new worship space April 14.  At 10 a.m. on Palm Sunday the parish will gather to offer prayers, thanksgivings, and music in front the construction site. The site is located behind the current chapel at 674 Mannsdale Rd. A light reception will be offered on site immediately following.


Golf signing

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School senior Price Bryan committed to playing golf at Birmingham-Southern College. Shown are (from left, back) Joe Ray, Chase and Lee Anne Bryan, Walker Barrett, Chad Darby; (front) Price Bryan.

 


Bugs

Covenant Presbyterian preschool two-year-olds are enjoying a unit on bugs. Wearing their bug hats they made are (from left) Sam Seacrest, Will Kalka, and Bronson Barrier.

 


Honor society inductees

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 60 new members this year into the organization. The National Honor Society recognizes and fosters academic achievement, character, service, and leadership in secondary school students across the nation.


Officers of the Quarter

The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently honored two Jackson Police Department Precinct Four officers for their service beyond normal duty. JPD Officers Darrell Longion and Jeremy Jefferson were honored for the capture and arrest of some armed robbery suspects of a northeast Jackson business.


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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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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).



Trying Again

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.


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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.