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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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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.


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.


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.


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.


Special guest

Madison-Ridgeland Academy was honored to have Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler, Alderman Tawanna Tatum, and Alderman Pat Peeler as guests at the first elementary chapel of the year. the mayor talked about how God uses each student.



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Children’s Medical Group

By DARREN T. SCOGGIN MD,

One of the challenges parents (and pediatricians!) face is determining if a child is experiencing symptoms consistent with allergies, or if an infectious process is to blame. There is considerable overlap between symptoms of allergies and a cold, and, as with most diagnostic processes in medicine, obtaining a good history is key.


In the dark

Misleading, negative campaign ads are a fact of life in politics, and they aren’t going away. But the voters should at least know who is really paying for them.


Oz week

Jackson Academy sophomores (from left) Lily Rhoden, Julianna Copeland, Zoe Ladner and Anne York dressed in bright orange to celebrate the school’s spirit week leading up to a Wizard of Oz-themed homecoming weekend.



Garden chairs

Margaret Biggs (left) and Amber Arnold (right) are the 2019 chairmen for Madison Ridgeland Academy’s 25th annual Gardens of Madison County.  Plans are underway for the 2019 garden tour, which will be held May 4 and 5. On May 3 the weekend event will kick off with a garden party at Lost Rabbit Town Center.


Senior break

Jackson Academy students (from left) Will Spence, Carneilus Powers, Ashton Berry, Cole Robinson, Peyton DePriest, and Elliott Butler recently celebrated the start of the class of 2019’s senior year with refreshments during a break in the school day.


Forensics council

Madison Central High School senior Jessica Styres has been offered a competitive scholarship for her participation on the University of Alabama Forensics Council Team. Shown are (from left, back) Belinda, Julia and Jeff Styres; (front)  Rachel Clapper, Jessica Styres, and  Bobby Imbody.


Versatile

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Most Versatile are (from left) Bailey Winscott and Graham Roberson.


Swim team recognition

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s swim teams gathered for their end-of-season banquet and award recognitions. The team was able to celebrate a girls state championship and the boys state runner-up finish to the 2018 season.


Camouflage for C

Kindergartners at First Presbyterian Day School dressed in camouflage to conclude their week of learning the letter “C.”  Shown are (from left) Caroline Bryan, Rivers Newman, Reid Hurley, Patrick Tabor, and Antonina Karam.


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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