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Ben’s Legacy

Life defined by making others feel good despite battling personal demons

Ben Ingram was a class clown, who would seek out the lonely kid in the school cafeteria or befriend the new student who could barely speak English.

“He could light up any room. He was the friendliest person ever,” Lee, Ben’s twin brother, said.



Opposition

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Groups cite not enough information for One Lake to proceed

Twenty-six environmental groups opposed to the One Lake Project say there’s still not enough information to comment on it, and have asked local leaders to delay the public comment period until all data is released.  


LOCAL LEADERSHIP

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Longtime Ridgeland Alderman Chuck Gautier

The City of Ridgeland sees continuous growth, both commercial and residential. Much of what gets done is spurred along by those who are elected to work for the city.






City Unsure if Construction Will Continue on Major Road Projects

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson city officials were unsure last week if work on the North State Street Reconstruction Project would continue, with federal funding for it being temporarily cut off.

Recently, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) suspended funding for all state and federally funded road projects in the capital city.



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Lake Caroline

South Madison county subdivision continues to grow and attract homeowners

Thirty years after the dam on Lake Caroline got under way, the Madison County neighborhood is still growing and still going strong.


MORE THAN HORSES

FRIENDSHIP HELPING BUILD NEW TOWER AT UMMC’S BATSON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

When Priscilla O’Donnell and Karen Kogon met, they were at Providence Hill Farm, riding their horses, a pastime they both love.




Ben’s Legacy

Life defined by making others feel good despite battling personal demons

Ben Ingram was a class clown, who would seek out the lonely kid in the school cafeteria or befriend the new student who could barely speak English.

“He could light up any room. He was the friendliest person ever,” Lee, Ben’s twin brother, said.





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JA student killed in car crash, one day before she was to graduate

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.

Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.

The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.







Trying Again

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.


SESSION OUTLOOK

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.


Child's Prayer

Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital

The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).



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Chapel speaker

Emmy award-winning painter Frank Ordaz was a recent chapel speaker at Jackson Academy. He has worked as a matte painter for films such as “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” and “E.T.


Public works director wants guidelines for calling state of emergency overhauled

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson Public Works Director Bob Miller would like to overhaul the city’s state of emergency guidelines, in hopes of responding more quickly to major infrastructure problems.

Recently, the city declared a state of emergency to repair a sewer main burst along Meadow Hill Drive.


Engineering fees lower than expected for Riverside Drive

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Engineering for phase two of the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project will be half as costly as originally thought.

Even with that good news, though, construction will not move forward on the project until the city of Jackson has the funds in place to pay for it.

To date, no funds have been set aside for construction.



Chasing jobs

Editorials and columns on this page have questioned the wisdom of multi-million-dollar giveaways to large companies — Nissan, Toyota, Continental Tire — who promise to bring bunches of manufacturing jobs to Mississippi.




Award dames

The Colonial Dames of America, America’s Oldest Colonial Society, award the Jackson chapter the President’s Award for Excellence for its work in restoration and digitization of records in Marion County. The award carried with it a check for $1,000 to be used on the project.



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Social

The Jackson Academy Association (JAA) will host A Blue and White Night at the Country Club of Jackson on Saturday, August 11.