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Character

At Jackson Academy’s 2018-19 Upper School awards day (from left, back) Remy Hogue, Banks McNair, Nic Brown, Logan Thomas, Thomas Arnold, Gabrielle Morris; (front) Pier Thompson, Skylar Alexander, Remy Jones, Isabelle Eiland, and Kennedy Nations were given the school’s character and service award in recognition of their service to the school.


Time for school

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School sixth graders enjoying the first day of school are (from left) Isabelle Zevallos, Chloe Marion, Alleah Paulding, Addie LaRose, Emily Alexander, and Ashley Bryan.


Social disaster

The era of Facebook profiting madly off the trashiest, most libelous gossip it can show to its users could be coming to an end thanks to a government — not ours here in America — finally showing some backbone against the tech giants rapidly destroying our culture.


Most Friendly

First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders (from left) Dendy Hogan and Jake Bailey were chosen Most Friendly by their classmates for the 2018-19 school year.


5th Grade Duke Talent Search

During the 2018-19 school year then fifth graders at Mannsdale Upper Elementary participated in the Duke Talent Search. They included (from left, back) (Emiliano Valdez, Lucy Jones, Morghan Thompson; (middle row) Sahadev Vadlani, Beau Brogdon, Addisyn Brister; and  (front) Lilly Thomas, Jerry Purnell and Taij Sukhbaatar


Bella Palomo

Bella Palomo received the Jackson Aca-demy’s 2018-2019 Mary Sprayberry Middle School Art Award in recognition of her loyalty to JA, Christian spirit of encouragement and kindness, and creative, artistic talent.


Prep Varsity Volleyball

Members of the varsity volleyball for Jackson Prep this year are (from left, back) Coach Caitlyn Arender, Carol Currie, Julia Sumrall, Julia Zouboukos, Harper Johnson, Rebecca Burrow, Lauren Nickles, Head Coach Shelby Grace Mays; (front) Abby Huff, Brinkley Boswell, Meg Branning, Kayleigh Yung, Caroline Huff, Ann Clayton Cain.


Warm welcome

Madison-Ridgeland Academy gears up a for new school year giving a warm welcome to new patrons during an ice cream social that was held in the newly renovated Dining Commons.


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NewCare MD

By BECKY RUSSELL,

As a patient, do you ever find yourself frustrated with the lack of access to your physician or long wait times for appointments? Somehow, patients have become lost in the current system, and physicians have become frustrated with bureaucratic red tape that prevents them from taking care of the patients that they have taken an oath to serve.




Airport land annexation hearing scheduled Jan. 24; two cities want property

By ANTHONY WARREN,

The first scheduled hearing in the annexation case involving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is slated for January 24.

Two cities, Flowood and Pearl, are attempting to annex land surrounding Jackson-Evers, in what city of Jackson officials call a “tax grab.”


Ridgeland’s farmers’ market slated to end in December extended because of success

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The city of Ridgeland’s weekly farmers’ market, True Local Market, has been extended into the new year.

True Local Market began in October and was expected to run through the end of December 2018. However, due to the success of the market, it will continue.



RIDGELAND MUNICIPAL COURT TO OFFER FEE WAIVER PROGRAM FOR OUTSTANDING ARREST WARRANTS ON CONTEMPT OF COURT

The Ridgeland Police Department in conjunction with Ridgeland Municipal Court will offer a Fee Waiver Program for individuals with arrest warrants for Contempt of Court (Failure to Appear). This period will begin Tuesday, February 19th and end Friday, March 1st, 2019.




United

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Metro senators join forces to back special funding districts

The fight for community improvement districts (CIDs) began anew this week, with the start of the 2019 legislative session.


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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.





NewSouth NeuroSpine

By DR. RAHUL VOHRA,

“The DEA is on the phone.” Those are words you really never want to hear. To my relief the call wasn’t about my practice. The next week I found myself meeting with two United States District attorneys as well as DEA agents. I was asked to be an expert in a case against two pain specialists in Alabama.



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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Bragging rights for another year are on the line tomorrow night, as St. Joseph Catholic School takes on St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, in a storied matchup formerly dubbed “The Holy War.”