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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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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.


Residents hopes to keep bridges closed dashed with work to get under way soon

By ANTHONY WARREN,

All good things must come to an end, and for residents in some Northside neighborhoods, the quiet streets associated with temporary bridge closures will soon be a distant memory.

Contractors are expected to begin work on the Cavalier Drive replacement project sometime in October.






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.


Low Profile

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Notable successes and failures contribute to JRA’s history.

Since its inception, the Jackson Redevelopment Authority (JRA) has pretty much flown under the radar.

Although the agency generally keeps a low profile, at the same time it serves as lead redeveloper for the capitol city.




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New members

The Jackson chapter of P.E.O. welcomes new member Melissa Godbold. Shown are (from left) Godbold, Laurene Eakin, and Laura Lee Mullens. Philanthropic Education Organization provides scholarships to women internationally.


Class officers

Seniors serving as class officers on the Jackson Academy Student Council for 2019-2020 are (from left) Lizzy Childress, P.J. Martin, Logan Hatten, Anna Katherine Ray, Don Waller, and Nelson Thomas. Not pictured: Lily Grace Thigpen and Caroline Hill.


Community helpers

Covenant Presbyterian preschoolers enjoyed studying community helpers the month of September. Dr. Melinda Ray stopped by to visit and teach the kids about the importance of regular doctor visits. Visiting with her are (from left) Aeden Flood, Silas Berlin, Price Nicholas, Dr. Ray, Sunny Davis, Benjamin Norman, and Taylor Young.


Sophomore court

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2019 Homecoming Maids representing the sophomore class are (from left) Emma Brown, Madelyn Abraham, and Isabella Flores.


Art camp

At Jackson Academy’s summer art camp, (from left) Hadley Stinson, Louisa Clare Thigpen, and Sam Massey enjoyed spending time together and learning to better draw, paint, and explore the world of art.


Safety patrol

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School lower school students enjoyed serving as the carpool safety patrol on the first day of school. They included (from left) Gigi Adams, Ella Johnson, and Bess Borne.


Spirit day

First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders celebrated “Out of this World Spirit Day” during the grade’s football season. Shown are (from left) Anna Davis Vernon, Olivia Mitchell, Annie Metcalf, Morgan Grimes, Purser Kellum, Meg Barbour, and Natalie Roberson.


Sign for sports

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recent graduate Ariel Cox’s is preparing to play basketball and track and field at Birmingham-Southern College.


Enjoy luncheon

Madison-Ridgeland Academy’s Parents and Teachers Association (PAT) enjoyed lunch together at the Annual PATS Luncheon. The mission of PATS  parents, faculty members, and administrative personnel in programs, projects, and activities designed to benefit our students and school.



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Third time not a charm

For the third time, the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office has tried to convict Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith and for the third time this has failed. This time, the case was tried in Rankin County with an all-white jury. Still no conviction. Smith’s attorney called for an end to the “witch hunt” against his client.



Books for breakfast

First Presbyterian Day School second-graders and their parents attended Books for Breakfast in the school library to learn about the Accelerated Reader program. Shown are Valarie Mabry (left) and London Mabry.


Constitution Week

Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler (seated) signed a Proclamation for the Annandale Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution stating September 17-23, is proclaimed as Constitution Week. Participating at the signing were (from left, back) Vicki Wilson, Martha Jones, Regent Beth Herring , Jane Nash Jones, and JoLynn Vaughan.


Play time

First Presbyterian Day School preschoolers have enjoyed sunny days on the playground. Shown are (from left) August Harrington, Caroline Thomas, and Anna Hathorn.


Sophomore beauties

Madison Central High School’s Pawprint yearbook financial and production staffs hosted sophomore night of Beauty and Beau. Beauties include (from left) Keely Young, Anna Johnston, McKenna Goddard, Allie Grace Bell, Jalyn Kelly, Claire Humphreys, Aubrie Tolbert, Meghan Thrash, Libba Ewing and Ramsey Claire Robinson.


High in all

Jackson Prep sophomores who made 95 or above average in all classes are (from left, back) Turner Isonhood, Jon-Sanders Watson; (middle row) Anna Grace Morgan, Olivia Clapp, Allie Wise, Cassidy Zummallen, Holmes Maley; (front) Russ Upton, Leigh Hardin, Ainsley O’Quinn, Neha Adari, Abigail Metcalf.



Red ribbons

Jackson Academy seniors (from left) Gabrielle Morris, Leah Richardson, Eeshaan Bajaj, and Caleigh Hankins dressed in red to participate in Red Ribbon Week, a national campaign to raise awareness regarding the dangers of drug abuse.


School production

Madison Middle School recently presented Mary Poppins, Jr. as their school-wide musical. Sixth-grade choir students sang as the chorus, selected art students assisted with the sets, and former students now in high school served as crew. Shown are (from left) eighth-graders Lilly Ross and Conner Nguyen as Mary Poppins and Bert.


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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