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Reverend Walker turns away from accounting to embrace calling to preach

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

Reverend Walker turns away from accounting to embrace calling to preach

Reverend Phil Walker, the pastor of Ridgecrest Baptist Church for almost 30 years, is from a small town in Mississippi. Raised as a Baptist, Reverend Walker never felt quite committed to religion, until God called him to become a pastor.

Crime Report

Ridgeland Crime

The Ridgeland Police Department received the following reports for:

Adcock Street, 800 block, petit larceny, July 24;

Arbor Drive, 300 block, auto burglary, July 4;

Autumn Creek Drive, 400 block, auto burglary, July 6;

Beaver Creek Drive, 200 block, petit larceny, July 16;

Waiting

Work on Briarwood and Ridgewood remains unfinished

Contractors and the city of Jackson appear to be at fault for delays on a $4.7 million street resurfacing project.

Madison County School District purchases buses; cancels lease contract

Madison County Schools students will now be transported by school owned buses with the recent purchase of 125 buses for $10 million. Previously the district had a contract with First Student. “In the past, we have had a contract with First Student,” Dr. Ronnie McGeehee, superintendent of Madison County Schools, said.

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