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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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Lane Spell Rosson

Lane Spell Rosson, 74, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at home in Ridgeland, MS, surrounded by friends and family including her son, Bert Rosson Jr., her sister, Suzanne Case of McComb and niece Rebecca Case Lawler of New Orleans.


Construction continues despite weather delays on St. Dominic’s project

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A major expansion at St. Dominic Hospital continues to move forward, despite the area’s unusually wet weather.

Construction is about one-fourth complete on a project that will essentially double the size of the hospital’s emergency department. The project is expected to wrap up late in the summer of 2021.



Pacers

Pacers for Jackson Prep this year are (from left, back) Hartley Carroll, Aubrey Taylor, Dabney Flynt, Hali Hollman, Sarah Herring, Kimberly Blount, Mimi McCraney; (fourth row) Andrea McCaa, Emma Dye, Emma Liddell, Brantley Johnson, Caroline Yelverton, Sayley Crawford, Anna Clinton Lee, Wilkie Gonwa, Ellie Rogers, Olivia Moore; (third row) Laure





Willie Alan Weeks

Willie Alan Weeks was born November 24, 1966 on Thanksgiving Day to Adell Newsom and Willie Ephraim Weeks of Lucedale, Mississippi. He was healed and restored on September 19, 2019. After graduating George County High School, he began studies at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg where he earned a degree in Marketing.


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C for Camo

Kindergartners at First Presbyterian Day School dressed in camo during their week study of the letter C.  Shown are (from left, back) Maury McPhillips, Frances May, McNeel Florreich, Stella Nicholas, Taylor Usry, Dillan Watkins, Anna Bryan Zischke, Erin Harper, August Harrington;  (front) Samuel Warf, Zeke Lowry, Mason Taylor, Tucker Herrin, Ea


Family Fun Day

St. Richard Catholic School celebrated St. Richard Feast Day recently with Mass followed by a family fun picnic with live music. Shown (from left) Chamblee Ezelle, Sadie Grace Rogers, Alexa Donaldson, and Simone Chandler.


Shine in soccer

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School celebrated Senior Night for the class of 2019. Charley Blount was recognized as a  member of the boys soccer team. Shown are (from left) Katie, Charley, and David Blount.



Fossil fuel independence

American drivers used to pay a high price whenever there was military action in the Middle East. The best examples were during the 1970s, when the Arab oil embargo and the Iranian revolution caused steep increases in gasoline prices.


Don’t assume all birthdays will be there

By CAROLE BAILEY,

Birthdays. They are milestones, aren’t they? When is your birthday? I just had one. I turned 62. I don’t mind if you know my age. It’s just a number. Do you know why? Because I almost died 10 years ago. I have been given 10 extra years so far. So, I celebrate that birthday; not really a birthday but 10 bonus years. I mean, a true gift.



Athletic

First Presbyterian Day School students (from left) Blount Blackledge and Taylor Caton were chosen Most Athletic by their classmates for the 2018-19 year.


Freshmen maids

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2019 Homecoming Maids representing the freshman class are (from left) Maggie Sewell and Celestina Retumban.


Mock trial

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2018-19 Mock Trial team competed in the Jackson Regional Mock Trial Competition. The team won both rounds of the tournament in which they competed at the Mississippi College School of Law. In addition to the team success, there were several team members who won individual awards for their performances.


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Commended

Jackson Prep students Mackenzie Nichols (seated) and Charlie Davis (standing) are 2018-19 National Merit Commended students.

 



Visionary

Madison County Business League and Foundation’s Immediate Past Chairman Phil Buffington (left) presented the 2018 Visionary Leadership Award to Dr. Nancy New (right).  Dr.



King of the Court

Trey Clark (center with crown) was the big winner of the September River Hills King of the Court session, getting a $180 paycheck for his tennis doubles prowess.


Art winners

Jackson Academy upper school students (from left, back) Emory Rhodes, Mary Lindley Tharp, Nora Pickering, Warner Lamb, Carter Elliott; (front) Anne Marie Lundy, Hannah Hardee, Ramey Hogue, Kelsey Burke, and Tye Gardner were among the winning artists in the statewide Scholastic Art Competition. Not pictured: Ashlyn Adair.


Dancers

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the 2018-19 middle school dance team are (from left, back) Katie Peterson, Enyla Blackmon, Gigi Fraser, Mari Finseth, Lauren McKay; (middle row) Hannah Moore, Anna Everly, Jessica Livingston, Sophie Lewis, Kara Pickett; (front) Tia Harris, Caroline Champagne, Anne Avery Boling, and Carol Rappai.


Mission breach

One of the mantras of conservatives has been that federal aid should be given to the states in block grants, since they know better than the feds how to tackle the problems the money is supposed to address.


Mission project

Claudette Nolan (back), education director of Mission First’s main campus, visited First Presbyterian Day School chapel as part of the school’s year-long mission project. Shown with Nolan are (from left, front) Hudson Herring, Edward Coco, Carlin Johnson, and Calyn Macke.


Collect for kids

Madison Central High School collected toys for the Toys for Tots campaign in December. Shown are (from left) MCHS assistant principals Chad Davis, Dr. Jeff Heath, William White, and Mary Edwards, Senior Vice Commandant of the Detachment of the Marine Corps League Ed Jones, Maurice Allison, Shelby Taylor and Rico Davis.


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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