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Although it might not be as festive as the idyllic White Christmas that Bing Crosby sings about, some residents on the Northside might actually benefit from a dry, warm holiday season.
A new service with the Jackson-Hinds Library System has made hundreds of thousands of books available in electronic form. Is digital the wave of the future for public libraries?
Morris chronicles association with Doo Wop artists and his journey of faith in new book. Bill Morris reflected as he rode back to hisWash-ington D.C. hotel.
First Presbyterian Day School presents annual tradition.
Parents, young people learning to navigate digital platforms. Like mANY parents, Katie Chustz is concerned about how social media affects her sons.

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.





Prison overcapacity

It’s disappointing, not to mention fraudulent, when a government agency agrees to pay nearly $7 million to settle allegations that it billed Medicaid for preschooler treatment services that didn’t exist.




Rhodes scholar

At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Jackson, Dr. Rob Pearigen, president of Millsaps College, introduced the speaker, Noel Barbieri, 2018 Rhodes Scholar. He is Millsaps’ second Rhodes Scholar in the last three years.  Barbieri also won the Truman Scholarship in his junior year, this being the premier graduate fellowship in the U.S.




Youth exchange

The Rotary Youth Exchange Program was the topic at a recent meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Guest speaker Grant Arinder, who serves as district chair for the exchange program, challenged the local Rotary Club to host an exchange student during a future school year. Shown are (from left) Rotary District 6820 Gov.




Emma Warren, Mark Waters exchange wedding vows in the Chapel at Livingston

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Ray Warren of Madison announce the marriage of their daughter, Emma Kathryn Warren, to Mark Ryan Waters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jeffrey Waters of Shreveport. The wedding was held November 11 at the Chapel at Livingston in Madison. The Rev. Doug Pierce officiated the double ring ceremony.


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