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Multiple fellow

Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club member Arnold Landry (left) was recently recognized with his third Paul Harris Fellowship, a designation for people who have attained multiple levels of financial contribution to the service organization and the Rotary Foundation.



Thanksgiving project

Second-graders at First Presbyterian Day School collected dental supplies for Mission First’s Medical and Dental Clinic as their 2017 Thanksgiving project. Shown are (from left) Drew Hederman, Leigh Hand, Elise Hawkins, and Ables Hurley.


New fellows

Five members of the Rotary Club of North Jackson were named Paul Harris Fellows during a recent meeting. The recognition, named after the founder of Rotary International, recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.


Salmonella

By BILL MCKELL,

Although there are more than 2,500 serotypes of this genus (class or group), for the sake of this column, we'll address only two – typhoid fever and nontyphoidal Salmonella.


Kemper settlement

Mississippi Power Co. should feel lucky. That might sound ironic for a company and its parent that have had to eat $6.4 billion of a bad investment, but it could have been worse.


Worth the trip

First Presbyterian Day School recognized the grandparents that traveled the farthest to attend the fourth and fifth-grade Grandparents’ Day Program.  Shown are Joyce and Robert Hobbie from Fairfield, Conn., with their grandson Nick Kogon.



Dancers

Madison Ridgeland Academy varsity dance team includes members (from left, back) Laura Lee Boyles, Jacqueline Ingram, Mae Correro, Leigh Tucker, Ellie Blewett, Lauren Head, Reece Ducrest, Emory Ware; (front) Haleigh Hall, Julienne Pilcher, Addie Blurton, Lanie Force, Avery Adams, Ally MacPherson, Riley Cozart.


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parent volunteer

Natalie Gibbs finds time to support children’s school as PAT president

Natalie Gibbs claims she’s not a very interesting person, but that could not be further from the truth.




Canton Academy

By ALISON MARTIN,

Special to the Sun

Caroline Terry’s very earliest memory of being at Canton Academy is being in Mrs. McKay’s five-year-old kindergarten class. “I always got in trouble for not sitting still and wanting recess to be an all day, every day event,” remembers Caroline - who has trouble sitting still even now.



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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.






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

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.



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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.






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

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.



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Refill Café is a developing organization, run by Jeff Good, that will open late this year.