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Lane Spell Rosson

Lane Spell Rosson, 74, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at home in Ridgeland, MS, surrounded by friends and family including her son, Bert Rosson Jr., her sister, Suzanne Case of McComb and niece Rebecca Case Lawler of New Orleans.



Construction continues despite weather delays on St. Dominic’s project

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A major expansion at St. Dominic Hospital continues to move forward, despite the area’s unusually wet weather.

Construction is about one-fourth complete on a project that will essentially double the size of the hospital’s emergency department. The project is expected to wrap up late in the summer of 2021.



Pacers

Pacers for Jackson Prep this year are (from left, back) Hartley Carroll, Aubrey Taylor, Dabney Flynt, Hali Hollman, Sarah Herring, Kimberly Blount, Mimi McCraney; (fourth row) Andrea McCaa, Emma Dye, Emma Liddell, Brantley Johnson, Caroline Yelverton, Sayley Crawford, Anna Clinton Lee, Wilkie Gonwa, Ellie Rogers, Olivia Moore; (third row) Laure




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Lack of action results in loss of 34,000 library books

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Inaction by library officials has resulted in the loss of approximately 34,000 books at the now defunct Charles Tisdale Library. The books were destroyed by black mold.

Meanwhile, any hopes of cleaning the collection were dashed recently, when an insurance claim filed to cover the books’ restoration costs was denied.



Growing Pains

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Decade later Germantown Middle School doubles enrollment

When Germantown Middle School opened its doors 10 years ago, there were 470 students enrolled and 40 faculty and staff members.






5 things you didn’t know about Mark & Mary Shapley

By NIKKI ROWELL,

They are going to become grandparents for the first time in February 2020. Their best memories are from family trips with their children. While they cook up tasty meals at the restaurant, their meals at home are usually really simple. Several of the paintings on the restaurant walls were done by Mark. In their off time, they like to binge-w



Bramlett on role as district attorney

John K. Bramlett Jr. was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as District Attorney for the 20th Circuit Court District, which includes Madison and Rankin counties. He replaces Michael Guest, who was elected to the U.S. Congress. Bramlett has served as an assistant district attorney in the 20th Circuit Court District since 2015.


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Play for Mercer

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School has another student committed to playing Division I next year. Senior Banks Tolley signed with Mercer University to play soccer. Fellow Saints teammates celebrated with Tolley at the announcement in the school’s brand-new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC).


Samaritan’s purse

Sixth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School packed shoe boxes for Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child. Shown are (from left) Thomas Coco, Reid Vineyard, Will Morgan, Knox Strebeck, and Charlie Penny.


Membership party

Friends of the USA International Ballet Competition annual membership party will be held Thursday, November 15, 6 to 8 p.m. in the home of Rob and Phoebe Pearigen. Planning the event are board members (from left, back) Max David Marsh, Phoebe Pearigen, Meg Lake; (front) Stacie Sharp and Mary Schiele Scanlon.


Dynamic Duo

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Dunamic Duo are (from left) Ben Burnett and Forrest Smith.


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.


News Briefs

R’land Police Offer Safe Place

The internet has provided an easy way for people to sell their unwanted or used items. However, not every seller is reputable.

Scams and dangerous people could be lurking behind seemingly normal postings.


Scott Waller

Scott Waller, IOM, has been selected to serve as President and CEO of the board of directors of the Mississippi Economic Council. Waller, who has been with at MEC for more than 11 years, spent the last eight months as interim president and CEO. He and his wife Kim live in Madison.


Jackson Street Updates

Repairs are underway to Jackson Street, which is an MDOT-owned highway stretching from Highway 51 to I-55.

Ridgeland Public Works Director Mike McCollum said the project was halted for a short time due to work on Colony Park Boulevard.




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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

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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