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City successfully battles fallout from freezing weather

At press time, the capital city was bracing for another round of sub-freezing temperatures, which could again challenge the city’s worn out water mains.

The first phase of the Reunion interchange might be funded through this year’s state bond bill, say county officials.

Rep. Denny targeting increasing CCID funding, changing voting laws during session

Four Ridgeland road improvement projects will be underway within the coming months.

Madison County’s new recycling system is still working well for a portion of its citizens living outside city limits.

More volunteers are needed for the Mississippi Blues Marathon.

The annual race is days away, and race officials still need volunteers to guide runners and provide support.

Peter Pan Prequel

St. Joseph Catholic School fall theatrical production “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a prequel to “Peter Pan” and based on the book by humorist Dave Barry and his writing partner Ridley Pearson will be performed at 7 p.m. November 2 and 3; and 2 and 7 p.m. November 4 in the school fine arts theater, 308 New Mannsdale Rd.


Food drive

With a roster of 449 students, the ninth-grade class at Rosa Scott collected more than 17,000 cans in a canned food drive. Shown are (from left) Shelby Jayroe, Alexis Derry, and Martina Batalla.



Talent winners

Madison Ridgeland Academy Talent Show winners include (from left) Noelle Gee, second place; Sara Carson Hailey, third; Davis Moody and Parker Anderson, first.


Vet visit

Jackson Academy preschool students (from left) Campbell Best, Carter Fowler, London Bryant, and Kilby Purcell met veterinarian Dr. Edward Kennedy when he visited Jackson Academy to give a fun, interactive presentation about taking care of pets.



Literacy

During Literacy Awareness month, New Summit School partnered with the Mississippi Community Education Center/Families First for Mississippi to bring awareness to literacy by decorating little libraries that will be placed in the Families First Resource Centers and Schools.  Shown are (from left, back) Emily Hollis, Chandler Carter, Eli Walley,


A Study

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners dressed in athletic wear to end their week of studying the letter A. Shown are (from left) McRee Raggio, Caroline Lowry, Gianna Grace Odom, and Kate Bryant.




Team members

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the 2017-18 seventh and eighth-grade football team are (from left, back) Head Coach Michael Timmer, Mason Kimball, Jeremiah Jackson, J.C.



Interact

Madison Central High School Interact Club officers were recognized at Senior Class Day. They are (from left) co-presidents Katie Taylor and Cheyenne Barker, and secretary/treasurer Hibah Hasan.



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