Walter J. “Duke” Olson III, who approached life and business with wisdom and humor, died Tuesday, November, 5, 2019, at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital. He was 77.
David Otho Johnson, age 67 and formerly of Jackson, died on October 20, in Golden, Colorado, of pancreatic cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otho S. Johnson, Jr. and Dorothy Day Johnson, infant sister Dorothy Day Johnson, and uncles, Bill Day and Dr. Kirby Day.
George Worley Newton was born in Monroe, LA, and spent his formative years in Shreveport, graduating from Byrd High School where he was both active in sports and a cheerleader. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University and a member of Zeta Zeta chapter of DKE. His “brothers” there remained close and dear to him throughout the years.
Northsider attempting to replenish disappearing trees
Greenwood Cemetery’s typically serene atmosphere was disturbed recently by the sounds of chainsaws and other heavy equipment.
Crews had descended on the historic site to remove a 100-year-old oak tree, on the advice of experts.
NCL Waste has hired an attorney and announced opposition to Ridgeland’s plans for annexation.
The city of Ridgeland has filed a petition to annex a 4.9-square-mile section of land near West County Line Road, which Mayor Gene McGee says has been part of the city’s master plan for growth since 2008.
St. Anthony plans December 7 event
Mississippi’s local and state elections are done for another four years. The Republican Party stays in power.
Unlike many elections around the world, few people questioned the validity of our state’s election process. It is a great blessing to live in a state and country that has a legitimate and trusted democratic process.
When policymakers debate “Medicaid expansion,” they are properly considering whether to expand Medicaid to able-bodied, childless adults earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. For some reason, the ACA deemed this population as most worthy of coverage, offering a 90 percent funding match.
Sometimes it helps when you’ve had something major going on in your life, to get some space between that occasion and your world now, to process things. I have to say this is what happened to me two years ago. Yes - it’s taken me this long, to be able to write about it and laugh. It really is pretty funny . . .