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(May 21, 2019,  Jackson, Miss.) Claude W. Harbarger, FACHE, has informed St. Dominic’s leadership, medical staff and employees of his intention to retire as the President of St.

Recent bill could be contributing to increase in vagrancy

A bill authored by a North Mississippi lawmaker likely has increased panhandling in the capital city.

Four years after it was approved by Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission, the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project has yet to get off the drawing board.

Special Olympics hosts fundraiser

Stadium gate named in honor of longtime supporters of University of Mississippi

The Children’s Defense Fund recently released nine policy changes that could help lift 5.5 million children across the country out of poverty.

Conference gala

The Mississippi State Society Colonial Dames XVII Century held the 54th annual state conference recently at Trustmark Park.  Special guest for this year’s conference was President General, Leslie Daly Breaux of Louisiana.


DAR speaker

The Annandale Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently enjoyed guest speaker Dr. Christian Pinnen, who spoke on “The American Revolution in the Gulf South.” Shown are (from left) Debbie Cannon, Annandale Chapter Regent, MSSDAR; and Dr. Pinnen.



Gardening Glimpses

By MRS. HERMAN MCKENZIE,

I promised, in my last article, trying to get you to meet the early deadline March l, and the absolute deadline, which is tomorrow (well mostly,) why I believed that this convention of 2018 might be the greatest, and the largest in participation, of any in our American Daffodil Society history since 1964.


Eagle Scout

Tripp Thomas (center) recently received his Eagle Scout designation at the February court of honor at First Baptist Church. Thomas is an Eagle in Troop 8 First Baptist Church of Jackson. He is shown with his parents Lori and Wes Thomas. He is an eighth-grader at   Madison Middle School.



Mississippi Press

Madison-Ridgeland Rotarians learned more about media and community newspapers in Mississippi during a recent club luncheon. Rotarian Layne Bruce, executive director of the Mississippi Press Association, talked about the trade group’s 110-member publications and trends in the industry, including digital transition.


Clean water

Anne Elizabeth Buys, Miss Mississippi 2017, was a recent speaker at the Rotary Club of Jackson. Since age 13, Buys has been involved in supplying clean water to areas in need. Shown are (from left) club President Brooks Buchanan, Buys, and Julian Watson.



Pulsing drumbeats

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

“All in all, we had a good day.”

My cruise mate, Edrie Royals and I were semi-prone in the chairs on our balcony as our ship, the Celebrity Millennium prepared to leave port in Okinawa and set sail for our next stop, Nagasaki, Japan.


Cheerleaders

Madison Ridgeland Academy sixth-grade cheerleaders include (from left, back) Alecya Berry, Savannah Rimmer, Mary Crisler Gatlin, Julia Mason, Olivia Gainey, Emmie Adams, Taylor Waldrop, Elisabeth Morton; (middle row) Emma Kate Cook, Gracie Rhea, Charley Roberts, Emery Grissom, Anna Mac Dew, Lily Beth Hall, Abby Sheffield; (front) Scarlett Jacob



Revellers

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Early Childhood students celebrated Mardi Gras by forming the Krewe of Little Saints and parading for the first to fourth-graders, tossing beads to the cheering throngs along the way.


Radio award

Jackson Prep recently presented football varsity awards. Receiving the EZ 87.7 FM Radio award were (from left) Nevin Wells, Impact Player - Defense; and Christopher Russell, Impact Placer - Offense.


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Breaking News

(May 21, 2019,  Jackson, Miss.) Claude W. Harbarger, FACHE, has informed St. Dominic’s... READ MORE


Obituaries

Ann Klaus Holloman, 80, passed away Sunday May 19. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m... READ MORE


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Aaron Pelch, interim athletic director and head football coach at Millsaps College, has been formally named as athletic director. Pelch will continue to serve as head football coach.