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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.


News Briefs

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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Local government audits

Wonder where your tax dollars are going? Check out the annual contract audits for our local governments. These audits are for the cities of Jackson, Madison and Ridgeland, as well as Hinds and Madison counties. Enjoy!





City to hire consultants

Jackson could soon bring on private consultants to help draw up its next one-percent master plan.

Public works is expected to issue a request for qualifications (RFQ) this month for firms interested in helping the city draw up a plan and map out how Jackson will spend revenues from its one-percent infrastructure sales tax.


Going Nowhere

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Funds, no interest discourage pursuing metro transit system

Madison County residents who’d like to hop a bus to their downtown Jackson office each morning rather than fight traffic shouldn’t hold their breaths.




Rebecca Ann Perkins

The earthly life of Rebecca Ann Perkins (Becky) transitioned to her eternal one on Sunday morning, March 10, at St. Dominic's Hospital. For the past two years, she has resided at the Arbor full care facility of The Orchard, valiantly dealing with complications of a stroke and other critical health issues.


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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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Helpers

One of the founding principles of St. Richard Catholic School is the value of community. Cardinals are taught from an early age that giving back to the community is an important part of being a good citizen.


Infrastructure

Rep. Cory Wilson spoke recently to the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club on the recently concluded special legislative session that resulted in the passage of bills on state infrastructure and transportation modernization and the creation of a state lottery.


Birthdays

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School held a birthday lunch for seniors celebrating birthdays in June, July and August.


Polar inspiration

With their classmates, Jackson Academy second-grade students (from left) Carson Lester, Emily Lampton, Preston Gough, and Lillian Griner participated in activities inspired by the book The Polar Express before Christmas.


Soccer team

Members of the 2018 Jackson Prep varsity soccer team include (from left, back) Head Coach Jon Marcus Duncan, Anna Grace Morgan, Campbell Perkins, Olivia Sasser, Cassidy ZumMallen, Avery Lee, Dylan Freeman, Madeleine Black, Annie Jicka, Parker Dausman, Dylan Burkhalter, Coach Kaylie Reeves, Coach TJay Busin; (middle row) Ramsay Jeffreys, Sarah C



Sports talk

Rick Cleveland, sports columnist with Mississippi Today spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson at a recent meeting.


Most talented

Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Most Talented were (from left) Meriwether Marchetti and Charlie Davis.


Soccer signing

Madison Central High School senior Connor Henderson has signed to play soccer in the fall at Millsaps College. Shown are (standing) Madison Central Head Soccer Coach Cecil Hinds; (from left, sitting) Terri, Connor and Wes Henderson.


Apple snacks

Madison Ridgeland Academy second-graders snacked on apples to end their study of Johnny Appleseed. Shown are (from left) Campbell Breckenridge, Fenley Bowie, Adelyn Donahue, Joshua Snowdy and Sidney Doty.

 


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Social

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.