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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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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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Earning rank

Thomas Wasson (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 benefitted the Mississippi Natural Science Museum. Wasson joins more than 600 Eagle Scouts from Troop 8 since 1921. He is shown with his parents Tara and Gene Wasson.



Organ systems

Presenting on the digestive system in Jackson Academy’s fifth-grade science class are (from left) Elizabeth Hosey, Rimes Dehmer and Maya Turner.

 


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) Marsha, Logan and Brent Wood.


Prep Varsity Girls Soccer

Varsity girls soccer for Jackson Prep this year are (from left, back) Head Coach Jon Marcus Duncan, Sarah Cory, Eliza Mazzaferro, Anders Morgan, Margie Frye, Elle Lingle, Madeleine Black, Bradley Carter, Anna Grace Morgan, Maggie Muenzenmay, Summer Wheat; (front) Annie Jicka, Olivia Sasser, Caroline Dreher, Dylan Burkhalter, Selah Ferguson, Jos



Senior players

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s senior football players are (from left) Jace Roach, Jordan Simmons, Calvin Dean, Isaac Watts, Aaron Cooper, Caleb Young, Josh Tucker, Lleyton Carr, and Christopher McCain, manager.


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.


Mu Alpha Theta Honorees

Madison Ridgeland Academy students joining The National High School Mathematics Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta include (from left) Colby Wynn, Madelyn Solari, Cole Ruwe, Sunny Nurse, Olivia Nadalich, Carson Lindsey, Julia Greaves, Connor Douglas, Travis Byrd.


Join challenge

The C Spire C3 Jr. coding challenge for 4th graders was recently held at the Mississippi Children’s Museum. Madison Crossing Elementary students participating were (from left) C Spire mentor Jo’Tavious Smith, Kelli Brandon, Corinne Johnson, Mary Hanna Landress, Elise Williams, and Shevon Hall, teacher.


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New faculty

New faculty members at Jackson Prep in 2018 include (from left, back) Chance Theriot, Don Regan, Mariclaire Nix, Meagan Vinson, Marcus Canoy, Les Triplett; (front) Kesha Mabry, Ashleigh Bowen, Mary Catherine Foxhall, Mary Kelly Branning. Not picture: Clay Wooley.


Special service

A special Commissioning Service was held for St. Richard Catholic School sixth grade students in honor of the leadership they will provide  this school year.


Hinds Community College

By RENEE COTTON,

For more than 100 years, Hinds Community College has provided quality educational programs that are convenient and affordable.

Throughout the years, the college has grown tremendously in response to changes in the area’s population, economy, workforce and culture.


PTO BOARD

The Madison Central High School 2018-2019 PTO Board includes members (from left, back) Bonney Henderson, Holly Dean, Dara Bariola, Liz Howell Pritchard, Beth Embry; (sixth row) Tammy Barham, Jessica Lewis, Erin Barbour, DeAnne Walburg , Karen Falgout, Bridget Chisolm, Julia Bruce, Mandy Walters; (fifth row) Amy Watson, Karen Evans, Mac Brown, H


Sports talk

Rick Cleveland, sports columnist with Mississippi Today spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson at a recent meeting.


Honor officers

Madison Ridgeland Academy 2019 High School Honor Society officers are (from left) Alexandra Cullom, president; Shelby McCraw, vice president; Georgia Galatas, secretary; and Caroline Haywood, service chair.


Promotions

Trustmark announces that Ben Aldridge (left) has been named market president for Hinds County and Bernard Bridges (right) has been named market president for Jackson.


Theater honored

New Stage Theatre was honored recently by the Mississippi Senate with presentation of Senate Concurrent Resolution 559 for being named the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards recipient for Excellence in Theatre. New Stage Theatre is the only professional theater in Jackson with more than 50 years in operation.



Field Day

First Presbyterian Day School students enjoyed a celebration of the 2017-2018 at their annual Field Day. Shown are (from left, front) Kade Buchanan, Thomas Hewitt Oswalt, Grayson Vance and (back) Bennett Ezell.


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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