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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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Determination

Shearer overcomes back injury to continue love of dance at Indiana University

What at one point seemed impossible for a young ballerina has now become a reality.

After suffering a back injury, Mary Kate Shearer is attending Indiana University Bloomington and is now part of the ballet program at the Jacobs School of Music.


James McGowan retiring

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Former Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan is retiring after 27 years with the Jackson Police Department.

McGowan previously headed up the North Jackson precinct before being promoted to district commander under former Police Chief Lee Vance.

On Monday, McGowan announced he was retiring on a social media post.


Leslie Lampton’s life showed value of free enterprise

By WYATT EMMERICH,

Within the span of a couple of weeks, the Northside lost the patriarch and matriarch of one of our most prominent families, the Lamptons.

Leslie B. Lampton was founder of Ergon, which has 2,600 employees in Mississippi, 29 other states, and several other countries. Dorothy Lee Crum Lampton was his wife for 69 years.








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Pacers

Jackson Prep Pacers include (from left, back) Emma Sapen, Grace Parker, Avery Andress, Katie Walker, Elly Lamb, Elizabeth Herring, Evie Farrington, Lawson Yelverton; (middle row) Breelyn Davenport, Katelyn Cox, Julia Zouboukos, Mackenzie Nichols, Stewart Shive, Alex Trumpore, AnnAdair Blackledge, Beth Ann Young, Miriam Box, Alexis Simon, Jordan


Need for blood

By JOSEPH GOODELL,

You may be familiar with Mississippi Blood Services, familiar with the essential services provided, with the professional and precision performance in providing them.  Or you may not be. Let's try to remedy that.



Rotary honor

The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently honored Rotarian Dick Dickerson as Rotarian of the Year, noting his “service above self” and recognizing him as a Paul Harris Fellow for his contributions to the organization. Shown are (from left) Rotary Club of North Jackson President Witt Ruffin and Dickerson.


Alumni awards

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held its annual Alumni Awards Day, recognizing the school’s outstanding alumni. This year’s winners are (from left) Alex Purvis ’94, St. Andrew’s Loyalty Award, and Seleta Reynolds ’94, Distinguished Alumna of the Year. Purvis and his wife, Mary, have two children, both of whom are current St.


Sean Brewer on Madison Central High

Sean Brewer was recently named as the new principal of Madison Central High School. Brewer has more than 23 years in education, 17 of which have been in administration. Most recently, he served for seven years as principal of Rosa Scott School. He is a member of the Mississippi Department of Education’s Commission for School Accreditation.




River trip

As part of the Ray Edgar Higgins Soar program, fifth-grade students at Jackson Academy have the opportunity to take part in a canoe trip along the Mississippi River. Ready to set out are (from left) James Chapman, vice president and dean of the school Jack Milne, and Henley Nance.


Ribbon cutting

Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new location at 114 Burney Drive off of Flowood Drive in Flowood. Ellis Wright, (left) manager for Wright and Ferguson and funeral director, is shown with John Oates, Flowood Chamber of Commerce diplomat chair.  “My grandfather started Wright and Ferguson in 1923.


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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.