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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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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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Aladdin

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.  Members of the cast included (from left) Nataleigh Nix and Omari Daniels port



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.


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.



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.



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.



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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