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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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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.


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.




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.


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.


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.


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Headmaster for the day

Jackson Academy Head of School Jack Milne (left) and third-grader Peyton Smith recently shared the responsibility of leading the school for a day, as Smith enjoyed a Headmaster for the Day experience.

 


There’s no point in fearing death

By LINDA BERRY,

Like many millennials, and before them, post WW II "baby boomers", I am confronting in my 70's a life passage, which is by no means unique, but otherwise:  we humans may be composed of microbial stardust, but - like stars, which have an aeons-extended life - we are mortal.  Observing the recent  televised celebrations of man's first venture to


No stress gluten-free dinner

By LISA IRELAND,

I do not know when all of the intolerance for gluten has developed, but I am learning about more and more people living a gluten-free lifestyle. Whether that decision is by necessity or by choice, the good news is that there are a lot of gluten-free options and your dinner menu never has to suffer for lack of gluten.



Friendliest

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted Friendliest were (from left) Avery Hederman and Johnny Carpenter.


Voting system vulnerabilities

While Mississippi continues to largely ignore the warning that its dependence on paperless voting machines is asking for trouble, here comes word of another vulnerability that these older computerized voting systems probably have.

They use an operating system that will soon be outdated and more prone to hacking.


Freshman favorites

Germantown High School favorites in the ninth-grade are (from left, back) Aiden Duclos, Carson Yoder, Reid Fisher, and Colt Yoder; (front) Kathryn Morris, Perry DeLoach, Brooke Anne Renfroe and Tori Stewart.

 

 



Celebrate seniors

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

 


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.


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Breaking News

Jackson case against Siemens and its subcontractors is still going forward.

Obituaries

Jay A. Travis III, admired and respected attorney and gentleman, entered into the heavenly kingdom... READ MORE

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