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Fairy tales

K3 preschoolers at First Presbyterian Day School dressed up for “Fairy Tale Day.” Shown are Jayce Jackson (left) and Aven Clark.

 


Swearing in

John K. Bramlett Jr. was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as District Attorney for the 20th Circuit Court District (Madison and Rankin Counties). He replaces Michael Guest who was elected to the U.S. Congress. The appointment was effective January 1, 2019, and Mr. Bramlett will fulfill the last year of Mr. Guest’s unexpired term.


TROOP TOUR

Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi Troop #3980 of First Presbyterian Day School toured the Capitol recently with parents and troop leaders. During the visit they spoke with Sen. Hillman T. Frazier, who gave them a perspective on the legislative process and the building’s history.


Football awards

Jackson Prep’s 2018 Football Special Awards went to (from left) Charlie Ott, LaCoste Academic Award; JC Polk, Dr. Walter Shelton Award and Special Team Award; Holmes Maley, Dr. Walter Shelton Award; Alex Gibbs, LaCoste Academic Award.


Doughnuts

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners in Kim Duhs’ class enjoyed her annual “Doughnuts with Duhs” during their week study of the letter D. Shown are (from left) Jane Hester, Sawyer Johnson, Logan Cheek, Caroline Bryan and Reid Hurley.


Perry Initiative

Upper school students from Jackson Academy (from left) Anna Katherine Ray, Elizabeth Childress, Caroline Harrington, Priya Ray and Anabel McCraney participated in the UMMC Perry Initiative Outreach Program, conducting experiments and mock surgeries in a hands-on experience in engineering and medicine.


Skeleton studies

Jackson Academy fifth-grade students (from left) Jack Voyles, Jonas May, Samhi Kolapalli, and Rebekah Brooke Benson have been studying science with a Halloween-themed activity, creating a skeleton.


Honor seniors

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Miles, Patrick and Angela Marcus.


Senior cheers

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Tim, Anna and Karla Case.


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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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