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State eyes undeveloped land in attempted takeover

State officials have at least 1,200 reasons they’re trying to take over the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, namely the 1,200 acres of undeveloped land surrounding it.

Sherry Hartfield’s cancer provided a platform ‘to reach others for Christ’

Smith Park likely won’t be reopened for another month, but downtown officials say the wait will be well worth it once they see the improvements.

The Greenville Golf and Country Club was the setting for the 75th annual Delta Debutante Ball December 29. The Delta Debutante Club was founded in 1942. It is the oldest debutante club in Mississippi.

Refill Café is a developing organization, run by Jeff Good, that will open late this year. It will provide young adults with the tools to take their first steps in the professional world and with training in an entry-level job.

Children’s museum hosting ‘adults-only’ party

Preferred at Ole Miss

Madison Central High School senior Lawson Stockett has accepted a position of preferred walk-on with the University of Mississippi for football in the fall. Shown are (from left, standing) Madison Central head football coach and athletic director Anthony Hart; (seated) Courtney, Lawson, Ann Cabot and Chad Stockett.


Candy canes

First Presbyterian Day School fifth-graders enjoyed reading “The Legend of the Candy Cane” to their kindergarten buddies.  Shown are (from left, back) Charlie Norris, Patrick Plunkett, Evans Reynolds, Stader Powers, Charlie Penny, Chadwick Mask, Hayden Jones, Claiborne Perry, Casen Macke, Fran Gregory, Sophie Duong; (middle row) James Ritchie,



Spirited

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Most School Spirit are (from left) Frances Hill and Parker Daily.


Senior favorites

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Senior Favorites are (from left, back) Wesley White, Jack Turnage, Ben Burnett; (front) Morgan Williams, Lindsey Howard, Neil Stewart, Mary Rogers Merrell, Emme Aldridge, Miriam Box, and Wilson Mink.



Inside snowballs

Jackson Academy students (from left) Hannah Collums and Cate Covault took a break before seniors and kindergarteners in Alpha and Omega shared a special treat - an indoor snowball fight.


Going Up

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Area developments increasing value of airport property

More than 800 acres on the east side of the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport could soon be some of the most valuable commercial real estate in the metro area.




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Natalie Gibbs finds time to support children’s school as PAT president

Natalie Gibbs claims she’s not a very interesting person, but that could not be further from the truth.



Madison County to appoint new Reunion Parkway interchange committee

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

Madison County officials will need to reappoint a new five-person committee responsible for the Reunion Parkway interchange project because of a procedural issue.

Originally the supervisors named committee members. However Katie Bryant Snell, board attorney, said the county engineer was responsible for the appointments.



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Refill Café is a developing organization, run by Jeff Good, that will open late this year.