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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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Entourage

Madison Middle School presented “Aladdin, Jr.”  as their fall schoolwide musical.  Students were chosen by audition for roles as the cast and dancers. Sixth-grade choir students sang as the chorus, while others assisted with sets, and former students served as crew.



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.


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


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.


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.



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.


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.


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Memorial service

The W. D. Holder Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Jefferson Davis Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans held a joint Confederate Memorial Day Service recently at the Greenwood Cemetery. Robert Murphee gave the address and the Dixie Hummingbirds provided music. Members of the W. D.


Basketball champs

Jackson Academy’s 2019 MAIS AAAA Division I state champion Lady Raiders include (from left, back) Coach Ronnie Rogers, Emory Laseter, Yazzy Chambers, Anna Claire Seago, Sydney Morris, Demi Williamson, Emily Thompson, Avery Hederman, Gabrielle Morris, Lailaa Bashir, Coach Jan Sojourner.; (second row) Sara Wilson Fielder, Azaria McDowell, Reeves


Show art

Covenant Presbyterian preschool recently hosted a student art gallery and open house. Shown in the art gallery are (from left) Becca and Abigail Doe, William and Lori Smith.

 


Duke Talent Search

Fifth graders at Mannsdale Upper Elementary who were selected as fourth graders who were selected as part of the Duke Talent Identification Progam included (from left, back) Chloe Griggs, Walker Knight, Cathleen Zheng, Nyasia Brown, Gideon Basden, My’Angel Robinson, and Porter Dancy; (third row)Abigail McKinney, Phoebe Coulter, Caitlyn Wagoner,



Spirited

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Reed, Margaret and Beverly Branson.


Semifinalists

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School has eight seniors who qualified as National Merit Semifinalists based on their PSAT scores. St. Andrew’s has had 50 students qualify as Semifinalists in the last five years. Shown are (from left) Victoria Mungan, Meredith Johnson, Nate Venarske, Trey Till, Ishan Bhatt, Ian Espy, Allen Ryu, and Julia Mitchell.


Creatures of habit

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

“Our hope for years to come.” 

A tail thump wakes me, a wet nose brushes my cheek. Somewhere along the way I might have thought I’d go gentle into that good night, but I’ve had some four-legged friends who think otherwise.



Letter of intent

Madison Central High School seniors (from left) Adrian Harris and Gabe Wilcox signed a National Letter of Intent to run cross country and track at the University of Louisiana Monroe.


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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