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Acolytes

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School fourth-graders who served as acolytes at a recent chapel service are (from left) Whitney Graham, Caroline Zhou, Marcella Robertson, Rohan Anand, Levi Coffey, Dylan Tobias, Will Fender, Emma Romero, and Ella Sofia Fraser.


All district offensive

Jackson Prep’s MAIS All-District Offensive Football Team includes (from left, back) Tripp Cory (OL), Peyton Dunn (OL), Peyton Greenwood (WR); (front) Thomas Thornton (WR), Jerrion Ealy, Player of the Year; Charlie Ott (OL).


Fire Insurance Dropping

Some Madison County residents will soon see their insurance costs drop.

The Madison County board of supervisors recently approved for the South Madison Fire District to annex three adjacent areas that are located within the county and are not situated within corporate boundaries of any existing municipality.


Broadcasting class

Jackson Academy broadcasting students (from left, back) Jacob Galatas, Thad Bishop, Owen Fracchia, Aden Lang, Donovan Veasley, Owen Ridgeway; (front) Ja’Ree Myers, Noah Berry, Blake Fletcher, Sam Walenta, Gracie Eubank, and Eli Ridgeway recently heard from WAPT sports director Josh Jackson.


Book buddies

Participating in the Book Buddies program at Jackson Academy are (from left, back) Sophie Slade, Anna Ballard Tharp, Bodie Atkins, Graves Haraway; (front) Ainslie Long and Cash Dickson.


DONATE TO CHILDREN

For the holiday season, the Mississippi Community Education Center and New Learning Resources Online donated special items to the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. Toys and books were purchased for the children hospitalized during the holidays.  The gifts, with Santa’s help were delivered to each patient.


CELEBRATE FOUNDING

Jackson alumnae members of the national Alpha Chi Omega collegiate sorority recently met for a luncheon to celebrate the founding of the fraternity in 1885. Alpha Chi Omega currently has more than 280 alumnae chapters across the United States and is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference.




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.


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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.







Shut-offs

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson officials going after unpaying water customers

The new year will mean new efforts by the city of Jackson to recoup an estimated $20 million in outstanding water revenues.

The city ramped up its water shut-off efforts to recoup funds on about 20,000 delinquent accounts, according to Public Works Director Robert Miller.




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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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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.


SESSION OUTLOOK

Bomgar tackling transparency, the economy and Justice system in 2018

Mississippi House District 58 Rep. Joel Bomgar has a lot in store for the 2018 legislative session.


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