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One Lake


Attorney threatens legal action over group’s claims

A legal battle could be brewing over the One Lake Project, and whether an environmental advocacy group is spreading false information about the project.

Political theater


The refrain to the Boz Scagg’s hit “It’s Over” asks:


“Why can't you just get it through your head. It's over. It's over now.

Yes you heard me clearly now I said. It's over. It’s over now.”



Parent Volunteer


Mandi Stanley stays creative while supporting children’s school as JAA president

Not only is Mandi Stanley an accomplished professional, but she is also an involved community volunteer serving on boards of multiple organizations.

News Briefs

Prep Land Donation

Officials at Jackson Preparatory School have several ideas on how to use a recent donation of 10 acres of land.

Late last year, the school announced a group of donors had donated a 10-acres swath of wooded land to the school.



Bomgar tackling transparency, the economy and Justice system in 2018

Mississippi House District 58 Rep. Joel Bomgar has a lot in store for the 2018 legislative session.

Trying Again


Michel still wants neighborhood improvement district

District 25 Sen. Walter Michel hopes the fourth time will be the charm when it comes to seeing a “neighborhood improvement district” bill passed.

The Northside senator is planning to introduce a bill creating the NIDs in the 2018 session.

City meet

The River Hills parent relay team (from left) Ben Kerr, Will McCraney, Tal Hendrix, and Parker Ellison swam to a first place finish during this year’s event at the Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.

Court denies R’land request


Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco Wholesale scored a minor victory recently in their efforts to keep the wholesaler from locating on Highland Colony Parkway.

Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the city of Ridgeland’s request to expedite the appeal of the city’s 2015 vote to amend the zoning ordinance.



Madison Ridgeland Academy second-graders performed contraction surgery during their morning classroom time. Second-grade teachers transformed their classrooms into hospital rooms and dressed like surgeons.  This activity provided students with hands-on experience to practice working on contractions.

Volleyball awards

Jackson Prep Volleyball Awards winners include (from left) Junior Varsity Volleyball Growth Award – Caroline Huff; Varsity Volleyball Patriot Award –Jordyn Jefcoat; Varsity Volleyball Impact Award – Julia Zouboukos; Varsity Volleyball Growth Award – Madie Van Pelt; Junior Varsity Volleyball Impact Award – Swayze Williams; Middle School Volleyba

Club speakers

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, Director of Life, Health, and Actuarial, Bob Williams, and Chief of Staff Sandy Ray recently spoke to the Madison Lions Club. Shown are (from left) Ray, Lion John Bell Crosby, Williams, Lion Rusty Healy, and Chaney.

State House moves on roads

With no dissenting votes, the House approved a bill that, if it becomes law, would apply about $100 million from the 1.5 percent “use tax” to roads and bridges. This tax is paid on products shipped from outside Mississippi for use or consumption in the state.

Evening of music

A new fund-raiser planned for Christ United Methodist Church “An Evening of Music” will be held in the church fellowship hall April 10, at 6:30 p.m. Special guests will be vocalists Guy Hovis and Maura McIntosh. Dessert and coffee will be served, and all are invited to attend.

District Speaker

The Rotary Club of Jackson met recently with guest speaker Rotary District 6820 District Governor Bill Walker. Shown are (from left) Neddie Winters, Rotary president-elect; President Brooks Buchanan; Walker; Amanda Fontaine, immediate past district governor; and Mark Fields, past president.

Samaritan’s purse

Sixth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School packed boxes together for Operation Christmas Child - Samaritan’s Purse. Shown are (from left) Barrett Lott, Micah Stallworth, and Luke Smith.


Theater students from Jackson Academy (from left, back) Thomas Nance, Don Waller, Latham Nance, Drake Warman, Thomas Iupe, Katherine Kelly, Lucy Clement, Francie LeDuff; (front) Meagan Gautier, Ariel Hayes, Sarah Fisher, Caitlyn Johnson, Ashlyn Adair, Reese Overstreet, Lizzy Magee, and Courtney Francois recently attended the Mississippi Theatre

Brand new

New faculty and staff at First Presbyterian Day School include (from left) Abram Hernandez, technology support specialist; Connie Cade, fifth-grade teacher; Sara Riles, art teacher; Elizabeth Brown, first-grade teacher; and Julie Hoeniges, fifth-grade teacher.

The tuition hike game

Since 1990, all consumer prices have increased 100 percent on average, medical costs 200 percent and college tuition 400 percent. Those numbers come from the U.S. Labor Department as cited by the Wall Street Journal.


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