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Construction ‘full-tilt boogie’ on Costco project alderman says

Work on the Ridgeland Costco finally appears to be moving forward, thanks to several weeks of dry weather.

“They’ve been going full-tilt boogie to get the gas station opened by January and the store opened by March 1,” said Ward One Alderman Ken Heard. “They’ve been going strong since it got dried out.”







Judge, sheriff issue statement in Madison County consent decree

By NIKKI ROWELL,

On October 9, Judge Carlton Reeves entered an Order approving the Consent Decree in Brown v. Madison County, a lawsuit brought by the law firm Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Mississippi and the ACLU, which alleged racially motivated policing by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.





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Fletcher Leo Callaway

Fletcher Leo Callaway entered into the presence of our Lord on September 23, 2019 in Jackson, MS at the home of his daughter Carol Hardy. A native of Oxford, MS and student of Hinds Jr. College where he met and married the love of this Jean Cockerham Callaway having 75 years of marriage.


Accents

Dancing with Jackson Academy’s award-winning Accent dance team for the 2019-2020 season are (from left, back) Pariss Smoot, Mary Gibson Lundy, Regan Felder, Fran Wilkirson, Caroline Crisler, Annalee LeDuff, Jane Arnold, Anna Claire Bush, Reid Hewitt, Elizabeth Castle, Gretchen Morris; (third row) Jenna Daly, Anna Carlisle Nichols, Fowler Boyll,




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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Freshman beauties

Madison Ridgeland Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Students selected as ninth-grade beauty and beau winners were (from left) Grayson Adams, Braeden Watters, Patton Wilson, William Pentecost, Lily Kate Farrar, Avery James, Lacy Lockey and Kaitlyn Freeman.   


Eagle

John Moak Scarbrough (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s February Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project recycled newpaper distribution boxes as Little Libraries for Batson Childrens Hospital. joins over 600 Eagle Scouts from Troop 8 since 1921.


Seniors honored

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s basketball teams recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing seniors on the teams and their families. Shown are (from left) Bryan, Olivia and Connie Lantrip.

 


Fund the pumps

Ann Dahl makes an interesting story as a flood-control activist. It’s a role she’s taken on passionately, but quite by accident.

Dahl’s personal timing could not have been worse.


Opioid talks

Ann Kemp, MD, professor of family medicine and chair of University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Opioid Task Force, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Dr. Kemp informed club members and guests about the opioid guidelines and regulations in prescribing a balanced and responsible care plan.


Earns Eagle Scout honors

Charlie Barbour (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project built tables for North Jackson Youth Baseball and Softball. He is shown with his parents Laura and Charles Barbour.


Flag history

The Annandale Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met recently at the Country Club of Jackson.  Robin Person with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History presented a program entitled “The History of the American Flag”.  Annandale members Mary Manning and Mary Sue Mosby presented Robin with a subscription to the American Spir



Highest honors

Recipients of the school’s highest honors are (from left) Allen Ryu, Trustees’ Medal for Academic Achievement, presented to the Saint who has maintained the highest cumulative GPA over four years; Khalil Jackson, the Saints Medal for Unselfish Service, presented to the student who views his or her work in terms of where that service will do the


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Junior leaders

Prep rising seniors (from left) Neha Adari and Lauren Nickles graduated from the Rankin County Youth Leadership program and were recognized at a recent “Salute To Education” banquet.


Higher education

Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr. was a recent speaker at the Rotary Club of Jackson. Dr. Rankins was appointed to serve as Commissioner of Higher Education by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.


Rotary speaker

Mike Hurst, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Mississippi, U.S. Department of Justice was  a recent speaker for the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) Rotary President Neddie Winters, Hurst and Ashby Foote of the Jackson City Council.

 


PLACE IN DIVISION

Finishing their season on Jackson Academy’s MAIS AAAA Division I state runners-up in boys varsity basketball are (from left, back) Nicholas Bryan, Tafarri Pleas, Tanner Robertson, Wenton Walker, Owen Fracchia, Jonathan Lucas, Tristan Foster, Brendan Gibson; (front) Hudson Bridges, Will Travelstead, Rob McDowell, Henry Lee, Jay Whitehead, Ford H



STAR students

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School has four STAR Students in the Class of 2019. Sponsored by the Mississippi Economic Council and its M.B. Swayze Foundation, the Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program was established in an effort to encourage scholastic achievement among the state’s high school students. St.


Colonial Dames

Debbie Cannon,  state president of the Mississippi State Society Colonial Dames 17th Century, recently visited with the Elizabeth Tilley Chapter in Southaven in the home of President Dorothy Heron. Attending were (from left) Cannon, Nita Thompson, Billy Breedlove, Judy Byars, Herron, Diane Coleman-Horne, and Kathy Brewer.



Class fun

Madison Ridgeland Academy K4 students (from left) Holt Kowalski and Roman Wilson enjoy learning and coloring in class.


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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