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Water Billing Upgrades

Jackson is spending another $947,000 to shore up its water system.

Last week, the city council approved entering into contract with Mythics, Inc.



5 things you didn’t know about WRIGHT SCOTT

By NIKKI ROWELL,

He was a member of the Jackson Academy chess club during his high school years. He doesn’t consider himself much of a comic book fan, except for the X-Men. He likes to spend his Sunday mornings out by the lake bird watching. He is an avid tennis player. He has worked at Great Scott in every capacity, from bookkeeping to cleaning.



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Airport land annexation hearing scheduled Jan. 24; two cities want property

By ANTHONY WARREN,

The first scheduled hearing in the annexation case involving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is slated for January 24.

Two cities, Flowood and Pearl, are attempting to annex land surrounding Jackson-Evers, in what city of Jackson officials call a “tax grab.”





Ridgeland’s farmers’ market slated to end in December extended because of success

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The city of Ridgeland’s weekly farmers’ market, True Local Market, has been extended into the new year.

True Local Market began in October and was expected to run through the end of December 2018. However, due to the success of the market, it will continue.


Northside student’s article on insulin published in national scientific journal

Arko Dhar, a student at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, recently published a scientific manuscript titled, “Development of Diet-Induced Insulin Resistance in Drosophila melanogaster and Characterization of Anti-Diabetic Effects of Resveratrol and Pterostilbene” in the Journal of Emerging Investigators.



United

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Metro senators join forces to back special funding districts

The fight for community improvement districts (CIDs) began anew this week, with the start of the 2019 legislative session.


RIDGELAND MUNICIPAL COURT TO OFFER FEE WAIVER PROGRAM FOR OUTSTANDING ARREST WARRANTS ON CONTEMPT OF COURT

The Ridgeland Police Department in conjunction with Ridgeland Municipal Court will offer a Fee Waiver Program for individuals with arrest warrants for Contempt of Court (Failure to Appear). This period will begin Tuesday, February 19th and end Friday, March 1st, 2019.



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White team

Jackson Prep’s seventh-grade boys basketball white team includes members (from left, back) Andy Brown, Parker Puckett, Thomas Gough, Charlie Faulk; (front) Brantley Denson, Jack Dryden, Beckham Powers, Allen Rebich. Not pictured: Christopher McHenry.

 


Parent of the Year

A community volunteer and advocate for education, Kenya Key Rachal has been named Ridgeland High Parent of the Year. Rachal believes that parental involvement is a key to school success. She has been a member of the PTO Board since 2016 and a  volunteer assisting at numerous school events and chairing events.



Spring luncheon

The Debutante Mothers Club of Mississippi recently met to plan the upcoming spring luncheon, to take place April 16 at the Country Club of Jackson. Guest speaker will be Peggy Goldstein of “The Decorated Letter”. For more information, call 601-506-6366.



Encore show choir

Performing with Jackson Academy’s award-winning upper school show choir, Encore, are (from left, back) Thomas Arnold, William Pilkington, Gibson Cheney, Clayton Mahaffey, Gabe Bradley, Don Waller, Carnelius Powers, Wes Thomas, Hayden Parr; (fourth row) Elliott Butler, Case Kempthorne, Burkette Moulder, Brent Butler, Latham Nance, Noah Sullivan,




Celebrate seniors

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Allen and Jungsu Ryu.

 


Regent visits

The Magnolia State Chapter, NSDAR, met recently in Flowood, where State Regent Cynthia McNamara, MSSDAR, was special guest. She spoke about her state projects at Rosalie, the antebellum mansion in Natchez, which has been owned and supported by the MSSDAR since 1938.


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PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER LIFT

The precautionary boil water notice for the following... READ MORE


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Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year.