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Book characters

Students (from left) Elizabeth Peters, Stone Skipper, Taylor James, Taylor Brown, Katherine Fowler, and MJ Funchess dressed up as their favorite characters from the Superkids reading program used in Jackson Academy’s Preschool.


Law enforcement appreciation

Madison the City Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler and the Madison Board of Aldermen signed a resolution proclaiming May 13 -19 as Madison County Law Enforcement Appreciation Week in the City of Madison.  For information on how to get involved in thanking our officers in blue for their service, contact the Madison the City Chamber of Commerce.


One hundred days

First-graders at First Presbyterian Day School celebrated the 100th Day of School.  Shown are (from left) Coleman Wallace, Avery Warf, Laurel Rae Myrick and Jackson Page.



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Emma Warren, Mark Waters exchange wedding vows in the Chapel at Livingston

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Ray Warren of Madison announce the marriage of their daughter, Emma Kathryn Warren, to Mark Ryan Waters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jeffrey Waters of Shreveport. The wedding was held November 11 at the Chapel at Livingston in Madison. The Rev. Doug Pierce officiated the double ring ceremony.


Graduations

By ANTHONY WARREN,

N’side students prepare to say goodbye to high school

High School seniors across the Northside have only days to go until they don cap and gowns for the big day - graduation.

It’s May, and that means high school awards days and commencement exercises are right around the corner.



Staying Afloat

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Allocation to keep water fund solvent until summer

Jackson’s water and sewer cash fund should stay afloat at least until the summer.

Meanwhile, city officials were still in talks last week with Siemens in hopes that it can correct problems with its billing system.


Crisler Boone on Baptist Foundation

Crisler Boone is the new executive director of the Baptist Health Foundation, responsible for helping raise money that makes any healthcare at Baptist more affordable and more comfortable. Boone was born and raised in Jackson and graduated from Jackson Prep and Millsaps. She and her two sons were born at Baptist as well.



News Briefs

Airfield Work Under Way

By January 2019, the Bruce Campbell Airfield should be complete in lighting upgrades.

The lighting improvement project will replace some structures along the runways and taxiways and has been designed by Neel Schaffer.


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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.





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.


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.


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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Lean Forecast

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Collection shortfalls challenge city officials with budget issues

Jackson could have a draft budget next week, but even before that plan is released, city officials expect 2018 to be a lean year.




Traffic changes

The county is looking to change their policy for homeowner associations that want to make positive traffic changes to their subdivisions, such as reducing speeding, adding speed bumps, or other deterrents of reckless driving.


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