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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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Receives award

Longtime Rotarian Jim Jeter was presented the James Young Award for service to the Madison-Ridgeland Club during a recent meeting. Jeter, who is a past president of the club, was recognized for his leadership and service to the local organization, Rotary International, and the Rotary Foundation.


Worth the trip

First Presbyterian Day School recognized the grandparents that traveled the farthest to attend the fourth and fifth-grade Grandparents’ Day Program.  Shown are Joyce and Robert Hobbie from Fairfield, Conn., with their grandson Nick Kogon.


News Briefs

CID Bill Goes to One Committee

A major roadblock has likely been removed in the effort to get Community Improvement Districts (CID) legislation passed.

SB 2897, which would allow neighborhoods in Jackson to create the districts will not go through the Senate Finance Committee.


Most talented

Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Most Talented were (from left) Meriwether Marchetti and Charlie Davis.



Gallery Guild forum

The Gallery Guild featured Dr. Asma Naeem, Chief Curator of the Baltimore Museum of Art, as its Fall Forum keynote speaker. The Gallery Guild officers and committee for 2018-2019 shown are (from left): Maria Harbor Hearon, Karen Spencer, Vice President Mary Dunbar, President Martha Ross Thomas, Cynthia Winkelmann, Joanne Cheek, and Jane Jones.


Royal Rendezvous

Royal Rendezvous is the Junior Auxiliary of Madison County’s (JAMC) largest charity event that helps raise funds for annual projects and programs to help serve the children and community of Madison County. The 2019 Spirit of the Crown recipient is Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler.


Candy canes

First Presbyterian Day School fifth-graders enjoyed reading “The Legend of the Candy Cane” to their kindergarten buddies.  Shown are (from left, back) Charlie Norris, Patrick Plunkett, Evans Reynolds, Stader Powers, Charlie Penny, Chadwick Mask, Hayden Jones, Claiborne Perry, Casen Macke, Fran Gregory, Sophie Duong; (middle row) James Ritchie,


Senate proclamation

First Presbyterian Day School Head of School Gary Herring was recently presented with a Senate proclamation honoring his upcoming retirement and more than 30 years of service to the school. Shown are (from left) Sen. Gray Tollison, Sen. Dean Kirby, Gary and Jerri Herring, and Sen. Josh Harkins.


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Breaking News

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE


Obituaries

Social

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