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LOCAL LEADERSHIP

By NIKKI ROWELL,

R’land alderman heads to water for escape

A crisp morning, open water, a scenic route, a new adventure. These are a few of Ridgeland Ward 4 Alderman Brian Ramsey’s favorite things.

Ramsey, who often has quite a hectic schedule, takes to the water when he is in need of an escape.





Support School

Northside family’s love of university manifests in commitment to forward together campaign

Avery and Neil Forbes of Madison attended colleges other than the University of Mississippi, but the couple caught Rebel fever nonetheless.




Summer Visitors

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Eastover lakes attract alligators annually, pose no threat

Everyone’s trying to get into Eastover, even the alligators.

Each summer, a handful of the reptiles make their way into the exclusive neighborhood and take up roost at the twin lakes.


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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.


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.


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).


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.



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Coming Soon

By ANTHONY WARREN,

New Costco construction scheduled to start in spring

Construction on the Ridgeland Costco could get under way in the spring, according to Ridgeland city officials.

“The developer plans to begin construction … in March and expects that Costco will be open before Christmas,” said Mayor Gene McGee.



guiding hand

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

From small town to small town, Walter “Bubba” Morrison has always been the person looking to make a difference and to help others in his community.

His community is now seeking to become a town: Gluckstadt.



Zoo Blues

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Move could help zoo correct problems study concludes

A new location could be key to saving the Jackson Zoo, according to a memo from zoo Executive Director Beth Poff.

The memo, which was sent to city officials in June, states that the zoo’s location is a major deterrent to visitors, and moving may be necessary to save it.


Back to school

Students and administrators preparing for new year

School is about to begin for another year, and administrators, teachers and students are gearing up for what the 2017-2018 academic year has to offer.


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Social

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated College Day, during which seniors announced their college decisions by wearing various college t-shirts.