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Miss Massey and Thomas to exchange wedding vows July 5 at St. Richard

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Christopher Massey of Jackson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacquelyn Eve Massey, to Matthew Arba Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Arba Thomas of Madison.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edwin Stedman of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Gaines Roger Massey of Brandon.


Costly Affair

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Expenses associated with incorporation funded by donations.

Ongoing efforts to incorporate Gluckstadt have come with a price tag. Multiple trials, appeals, expert witnesses and more have racked up some hefty fees.


Parenting: Isn’t it Ironic?

By ELIZABETH QUINN,

Living with children is like living out Alanis Morissette’s song, “Ironic.” Isn’t it ironic that my children suddenly become allergic to playing outside when I need them to so I can cook supper? It’s almost as ironic as how quickly they flee the house when I we need to leave to go somewhere in the next 10 minutes.


City spending millions on problems involving Siemens contract

By ANTHONY WARREN,

The city of Jackson has spent close to $3 million since last April to address problems associated with the Siemens contract.

Now, the city is trying to recoup those costs and much more.

The Lumumba administration recently filed suit against the firm and some of its subcontractors seeking $225 million in damages.



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Beemon Drugs closing

Beemon Drugs Owner Lester Hailey has announced that the iconic North Jackson drug store will be closing on June 25. 

A notice was posted at the Maywood Mart institution today. 

The store, which has been a staple on the Northside for years, is known for providing home delivery of medications to customers. 










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NewSouth NeuroSpine

By DR. RAHUL VOHRA,

“The DEA is on the phone.” Those are words you really never want to hear. To my relief the call wasn’t about my practice. The next week I found myself meeting with two United States District attorneys as well as DEA agents. I was asked to be an expert in a case against two pain specialists in Alabama.




Renaissance to feature new show fountain, theater and Costco

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The second and third phases of Renaissance are on track to be finished next year, complete with another show fountain and Malco theater.

The city of Ridgeland director of community development Alan Hart said, based on reports from the developer, that phase two of Renaissance should be open by summer or fall of 2019.





Beemon Drugs closing

Beemon Drugs Owner Lester Hailey has announced that the iconic North Jackson drug store will be closing on June 25. 

A notice was posted at the Maywood Mart institution today. 

The store, which has been a staple on the Northside for years, is known for providing home delivery of medications to customers. 


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Queen

The 2018-2019 Madison Central High School homecoming queen is Vertreace Sanders. She is shown with Madison Central principal Sean Brewer.


Taste of Mississippi

The 32nd annual Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Taste of Mississippi, a benefit for Stewpot Community Services, Inc.: Homegrown Hunger Relief, will be held April 1, 7 p.m. at The Historic Ice House.


AWARD GRANT

The Madison County Business League and Foundation and the Madison County Community Trust awarded a grant to the Madison County Schools to fund ACT Work Keys testing for their district academies and career and technical students.  Successful completion of the ACT Work Keys test provides certificates recognized by employers throughout Mississippi



Alumni scholarship

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held Middle School Leadership Chapel. The recipient of the John D. and Scott Adams Alumni Scholarship is (left) Maury Allin, shown with Head of School George Penick.


PROJECT REZWAY

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Recyclable fashion to benefit reservoir

In fashion, one day you’re in and the next you’re out. However, recyclable fashion is always in style.

Somebody call Tim Gunn, because Keep the Rez Beautiful (KRB) is gearing up for its eighth annual Project Rezway, a recycling fashion fundraiser.


Opening prayer

The Rev. Neddie Winters, (left) president of Mission Mississippi, delivered an opening prayer to the senate recently at the invitation of Sen. Willie Simmons, (right) who led the Pledge of Allegiance before Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves (center) led lawmakers into the day’s business.


Outstanding Reveillon

At the recent Jackson Prep 10th and 11th-grade class day, students (from left) Brennan Joy Hight, Jimmy Underwood, Maggie Waller were awarded Outstanding Reveillon. Not pictured: Parkman Speights.


Homecoming freshmen

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated homecoming 2018. Members of the homecoming court representing the freshman class are (from left) Avery Stallings and Yasmine Ware.



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PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE


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Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year.