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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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Cheer the team

Jackson Academy students (from left) Annie Parkes, Destiny Burns, and Heather Molden cheer on the Raider football team at a Friday pep rally.


Boys blue

Jackson Prep 2017-18 seventh-grade boys basketball blue team includes members (from left, back) Ryan Fisackerly, Maddox Noe, Andrew Puckett; (front) Max Van Pelt, Duncan Matthews, Cage Puckett, William Walker. Not pictured: Ford McDaniel.

 



State visitors

Jackson Academy’s sixth-grade band students enjoyed a visit from Mississippi State University’s music department faculty. Shown are (from left, back) KD Davis, Matthew Haislip, Jessica Haislip, Jessica Banks, Dr. Denise Rowan, Dr. Richard Human, Dr. Anthony Kirkland, Matthew Soares, Dr.


Crossroads

Michele Baker, coordinator of the Crossroads Film Festival, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson about the festival, which will celebrate its 19th anniversary in April. This year’s festival will include films from across the United States and 26 countries, including 32 films from Mississippi.


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.

 


Mini me

Second-graders at First Presbyterian Day School completed “mini me’s” to display in the hallways. Shown are (from left) Anne Fair Lucas, Charlie Berry, Ann Carlton Aldridge, and Abney Moss.


Art Awards

Jackson Academy students (from left, back) Ashlyn Adair, Katherine Hudson, Kellan Clower, Mary Lindley Tharp; (front) Gabi Jones, and Frances Anne Fortner earned recognition in the Scholastic Art awards for superior talent and achievement in artistic expression.




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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.