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A report detailing the One Lake Project is now available for view online.

Less than two months into the project, Siemens has corrected some 5,400 water bills and $547,000 in back usage fees, according to Public Works Director Bob Miller.

Former Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan is retiring after 27 years with the Jackson Police Department.

Federal funding delays road projects, increases costs

Last February, the city of Jackson received $1.4 million to repave a little more than a mile of East Northside Drive.

The legal battle in the Ridgeland Costco case continues.

And again, the amendments to the city of Ridgeland’s zoning ordinance are being questioned.

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Slow boat to china

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

“It’s been a long day, but we covered what we wanted to see in Taipei, Taiwan,” said Edrie Royals, my roommate for the cruise as she and I climbed aboard Tour Bus 23. I sat back and buckled my seat belt as the bus growled, shifted gears, and pulled out into traffic.

It had been a good day.


State economics

Scott Waller, CEO, Mississippi Economic Council, was a recent guest speaker of the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) President Brooks Buchanan, Waller, and Carol Hardwick, club executive director.



Council leaders

Jackson Academy’s middle school student council for 2017-2018 is led by (from left, back) Adams Kennedy, Elizabeth Copeland, Fran Wilkirson, Mary Manning Farese, Caroline Crisler, Ava Ladner; (middle row) Coleman Chustz, Anna Carlisle Nichols, Regan Felder, Amelia Dare Bowman, Canon Bosarge; (front) Olivia Quin, Lilly Gebhart, Annalee Willson,


Volleyball senior

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s varsity volleyball team recently held Senior Night, recognizing the seniors on the team and their parents. Shown are (from left) George and Destini Jimerson.

 



Golf champs

Reunion Golf and Country Club junior golfers Lucy Cook and Wright Taylor continued their winning streaks at the US Kids Tournament held recently at Castlewoods. Cook did not begin her golf pursuits until July 2017 and has won a total of four US Kids tournaments in the 8-9-year-old age group.


Pops pumpkins

Grandpas, dads, uncles, and father-figures are all invited to join their preschooler to decorate a pumpkin together at school in anticipation of the holiday season. Shown at “Pumpkins with Pops” at Jackson Academy’s preschool are (from left) Pete and Elizabeth Markow, and Mike Moll.



Wild Wild West

Fourth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School dressed as cowboys and cowgirls during their studies of the Wild West. Shown are (from left, back) Jolie Pirie, Landry Boyd, Helen Fulcher, Christina Lee, Mary Banks McAllister; (front) Morgan Marion, Grace Decker, Elle Bryant, Elizabeth Graves, and Mia Malone.


Queen

Madison Central High School senior Brooke Thomas was crowned homecoming queen October 20 during halftime. She is shown with her father, Dave Thomas.

 



Poetry out loud

Prep’s Poetry Out Loud winners are (from left) Grace Wilkinson, third place; Mary Patton Murphy and Katie Hubacek, who tied for first place.  Once the tie breaker is determined, the winner will represent Jackson Prep at the regional Poetry Out Loud competition.

 


Junior court

Madison Ridgeland Academy 2017 eleventh-grade homecoming maids and escorts include (from left, back) Luke Agent, Libby Thomas, Grant Case, Walker Manning; (middle row) Katie Morris, Shelby McCraw; (front) Hamp Hudnall, Claire Finch, Alexandra Cullom and Alec Honan.


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St. Joseph Catholic School student body officers are (from left) Jayla Davis, left, treasurer; Blaine Turner, president; Rodney Self, vice president; Leah Blevins, secretary.