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City to set vote for Fondren Business Improvement District

With Hurricane Gordon barreling down on the Mississippi Gulf Coast last week, Entergy officials were ready, weeks after the opening of a new $20 million distribution operations center (DOC).

Hall Carter was recently named the new executive director of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation. The Memphis native has worked for several U.S. senators, most recently serving as Sen. Roger Wicker’s executive assistant and scheduler.

Jackson city officials aren’t sure when they’ll be able to repair two recent sewer main breaks on the Northside but hope to make the repairs as soon as possible.

When Ridgeland Alderman Wes Hamlin was in college and imagined what his future might be like, he saw himself in the pulpit, not in politics.

Craft Center to be renamed in honor of the late Gov. Bill Waller; dedication slated September 23

The Mississippi Craft Center has been renamed the William Lowe “Bill” Waller Sr. Craft Center.





Prison death

Fifteen deaths of Mississippi inmates in one month is normal? That’s what this state’s corrections commissioner, Pelicia Hall, claims.



Hypnotic

Penny Chiasson, Nurse Anesthesia and pain management hypnosis, spoke recently to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Chiasson informed club members and guests how hypnosis can help with pain management, ways to relieve stress and end bad habits. Shown are (from left) Anna Powers, club president; Chiasson and Matt Monsour, club director.


Rotary speaker

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba was a recent speaker for the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) club president Neddie Winters,  Lumumba and LeRoy Walker.



Sports betting

Ross Bjork, athletic director at Ole Miss, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Bjork informed members and guests about the athletic budget, sports betting and the upcoming football season. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at noon on Tuesday’s at The Rickhouse.


Plus one

Two Madison-Ridgeland Rotarians recently earned their Paul Harris +1 designations with the international civic organization. Past President Don Burnham and longtime Sergeant-at-Arms Pat McNulty were awarded the distinction for attaining a $2,000 level of giving to the Rotary International Foundation.





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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seniors on the 2018-19 boys cross country team are (from left) Bain McHale, Clay Morris, Luis Flores, Tucker Shelson, James Xu, and Grant Morgan.