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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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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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



silver steppers

Jackson Academy’s Silver Steppers for the 2019-2020 season are (from left, back) Vivien Stevens, Blair Wilson, Enisha Shelton, Mya Coins, Eliza Perkins, Caroline Bennett, Sophie Rhoden, Hayes Tharp, Elizabeth Copeland, Anna Lauren Parker, Avery Brooks; (middle row) Molly Baldwin, Kate Frost, Olivia Smith, Landry Lester, Mae Mathison, Anna Marga


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Got an “A”

Sen. Walter Michel (left) recently visited with former Madison County Schools Superintendent Kimber L. Halliburton, one of 18 school leaders who visited the Capitol to be honored with a presentation of Senate Concurrent Resolution 540 saluting them for achieving an “A” accreditation rating for the 2017-18 school year.


Valentine party

Students at First Presbyterian Day School celebrated Valentine’s Day with cards and parties. Shown are first-graders (from left) Cameron Queen, Jack Gray, Robin Weaver, Mckenzie Rickels, and Eliza Jane Dukes.

 


Football defense

Jackson Prep’s 2018 Defensive Football Awards went to (from left) Jack Gideon, Most Valuable Lineman; Bryson Weeks, Most Valuable Back; Dixon Hughes, Most Valuable Linebacker.

 


Fab friends

The First Presbyterian Day School Fabulous Friends (down syndrome class) raised more than $1,100 for the Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society by participating with students in Rock Your Socks on World Down Syndrome Day. Pictured are (from left) Leighton Myrick, Ava Hutton Gregory, Amelia White, Charlotte Luzardo, and Taylor Edmonson.



Susan Draughn

Susan Draughn has been named Madison Central High School’s Parent of the Year. Draughn serves as the 2018-2109 Madison Central PTO President. She has served in numerous PTO roles in each Madison zone school throughout the years, including PTO President at Rosa Scott School from 2016-2018.


Service academies

Three members of the Class of 2019 who will attend include from left) Luis Flores, United States Military Academy West Point; Charlie Sewell, United States Naval Academy; and Grant Morgan, United States Air Force Academy.


First day

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School eighth graders enjoying the first day of school are (from left) Charlie Whittington, Kameron Howard, Coach JeMario Rugley, Samuel Knight, Will Hooks, John Dodd, Larrson Calhoun, Carter Thompson, Anand Patel, and Jalen McMillan.



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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