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Sports betting

It seems to be a foregone conclusion that, before the summer is out, Mississippians and plenty of visitors to this state will be placing their bets on college and professional sporting events at state-domiciled casinos.



Sophomore favorites

Madison Central High School sophomore class favorites are (from left, back) Reggie Black, Christopher Ogburn, Justin Storm, Logan Landis, Brooks Stewart, Will Wharton, Jimmy Holiday and Graham Quarles; (front) Sydney Stokes, Claire Humphreys, Allison Hill, Libba Ewing, Mary Morgan Williams, Katie Wellborn, Anna Johnston, Chloe Livingston, Sarah


Service pins

Four Madison County master gardeners received service pins recently. They are (from left, back) Roy Dunn, 15 years; Tanya Brieger, five years; (front) Mary Morris, 10 years; and Jane Galloway Hart, 10 years. The master gardener program is offered through the Mississippi State University extension program.


Celebrate

First Presbyterian Day School students enjoyed a celebration of the 2017-2018 at their annual Field Day. Shown are (from left) Lilla Watson, Mary Morgan Mardis, Kate Cothren, Rosie Ward, and Dendy Hogan.


Fellow Inductees

Twenty attorneys were inducted as “Fellows” of the Mississippi Bar Foundation at the foundation’s annual meeting. They are (from left, standing) Dennis W. Miller, J. Douglas Minor Jr., Hubbard T. Saunders IV, L. Grant Bennett, Pope S. Mallette, Judge M. Ronald Doleac, Judge Lee J. Howard IV, Roy A. Smith Jr., James M. Hood III, Timothy C.


Pageant beauty

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017-2018 Précis Pageant. Voted among the beauties and beaux were (from left) Anne Clark Harvey and Tanner McCraney.


Gift to speech school

The Debutante Mother’s Club of Mississippi recently made a $500 charitable donation to the Magnolia Speech School for their work with children facing speech and language challenges. Shown are (from left, back) Frances Cole, Holly Buchanan, Valerie Linn, Lyn McMillin, Krish Sachdeva; (front) Haylen Sorrell and Chloe McGinty.




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One Lake

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Long-awaited studies on project to be revealed in June

 

 

Northsiders will likely be able to sound off on the One Lake Project next month.

The long-awaited feasibility study and environmental impact study on the project is slated to be released by mid-June.





Additional police officers patrolling R’land trails; woman attacked recently

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Ridgeland police are beefing up security along the city’s trail system, but the increased presence is not a result of the recent groping incident that occurred there.

On May 26, a woman was running on the trail near the Natchez Trace Parkway when she was approached from behind and groped on the rear end.


LeFleur East

Successful results for Efforts to create ‘super neighborhood association;’ work continues.

It was nearly nine years ago when Northsider Leland Speed envisioned creating a “super neighborhood association” to curb blight, fight crime and increase property values in Northeast Jackson.


Ubering in Jackson

By NIKKI ROWELL,

A pregnant woman, Italian blues guitarist and a serviceman, Clark Carpenter never knows who will end up getting into his car.

That’s because he’s one of more than 16,000 drivers employed across the globe as an Uber driver.


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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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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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The Home Place has been a part of the Northside community since 1946, but Lucille Nichols is who really makes it feel like home.