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Tempest in teapot

Jim Hood’s investigation into Tate Reeves’ alleged arm-twisting to try to get the taxpayers to fund an access road into his gated community might be fodder for some commercials.

As a campaign bombshell, however, in the governor’s race between the two, it largely fizzled.


Junior officers

Juniors serving as class officers on the Jackson Academy Student Council for 2019-2020 are (from left) Alice Williams, Priya Ray, Thomas Arnold, and Ava Couey. Not pictured: Lila Robertson.



Pistol-packing Mama

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Marion Farrar’s life has included serving as PTA president to sheriff in the past 100 years.

Since her birth in 1919, Marion Farrar has had a lot of titles including mom, wife, friend, grandmother and, for a time, Sheriff.






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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.”


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.


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.



Invitational

JA to host area show choirs. Jackson Academy will host its 7th annual Show Choir Invitational Friday, February 1 beginning at 5 p.m. and Saturday, February 2 beginning at 10 a.m. Local schools will perform including Jackson Prep and Madison Central. The invitational will also feature Jackson Academy’s show choirs in exhibition performances.


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William J. Hardin

William J. “Bill” Hardin, MD, passed away October 9 at the age of 81, after a battle with cancer.  He was born July 4, 1937 in Jackson, son of the late James W.


Coaching

Rotary Club of Jackson met recently at Sparkman Auditorium at the ag museum. Julian Watson introduced speaker, Coach Joe Moorhead, head football coach at Mississippi State University.


Play for Mercer

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School has another student committed to playing Division I next year. Senior Banks Tolley signed with Mercer University to play soccer. Fellow Saints teammates celebrated with Tolley at the announcement in the school’s brand-new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC).



Dynamic Duo

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Dunamic Duo are (from left) Ben Burnett and Forrest Smith.


Junior officers

Juniors serving as class officers on the Jackson Academy Student Council for 2019-2020 are (from left) Alice Williams, Priya Ray, Thomas Arnold, and Ava Couey. Not pictured: Lila Robertson.


News Briefs

R’land Police Offer Safe Place

The internet has provided an easy way for people to sell their unwanted or used items. However, not every seller is reputable.

Scams and dangerous people could be lurking behind seemingly normal postings.


Scott Waller

Scott Waller, IOM, has been selected to serve as President and CEO of the board of directors of the Mississippi Economic Council. Waller, who has been with at MEC for more than 11 years, spent the last eight months as interim president and CEO. He and his wife Kim live in Madison.


Daring

At Jackson Academy’s upper school Awards Day, students (from left) Columbia Holeman and Brandon Miller received the national “I Dare You” leadership award for exhibiting personal integrity, balanced living, and a potential for leadership.


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Breaking News

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Obituaries

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Social

The Montessori Academy of Jackson recently celebrated World Peace Day.  Participating were (from left) Lincoln Songcharoen, John Hudson Abel, Jake Aldy, Emmerson Laschanzky, Blue Harper Mitchel, R