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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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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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First place freestyle

Mississippi Makos Swim Club swimmer Michael Robinson (right) received the following medals at the 2019 Eastern Section of the Southern Zone  Age Group Championships in Georgia:  first in  50-yard freestyle,100-yard freestyle; second 1000-yard freestyle; third in 500 and 200 yard freestyle. Brian Ware is coach.


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.


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.


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.



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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