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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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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.


New member

Jessica Cooley was recently inducted into the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Shown are (from left) club President Steve Jackson, Bill Guion, Cooley, and club Past President Ann Barnes.


College sports

Jackson Academy seniors (from left) Trent Tyre, John Raines Jr., and Sam Ciaccio committed to play collegiate sports at a signing ceremony recently held in the school’s learning commons.


Finding their way

St. Richard Catholic School began its  school year with the annual “Back to School” night where students are able to meet their teacher, get a preview of their classroom, and learn what after school activities will be available in StR’s “CASA” enrichment program. Shown are Sarah and Liam Smith on their way to preview the Pre-K3 classroom.


Car show

Mike Marsh, founder of Eurofest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show, was a recent speaker for the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) President Neddie Winters, Marsh and Tom Johnson.


Michelle Owens

Michelle Owens, M.D., an OB-GYN, was recently named a Doctor of Distinction by the Mississippi State Medical Association. MSMA Doctors of Distinction are named after they complete the full course of the MSMA Physician Leadership Academy, which trains them to be leaders and advocates.


New member

The Annandale Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held a new member installation recently.  In the absence of the Chapter Chaplain, Debbie Cannon, Annandale Regent, (left) conducted the new member installation for Carole Leach (right).

 



ja carnival

Jackson Academy’s annual fall carnival is scheduled Tuesday, October 16 on the school’s Raider field. This community-wide event features a bake sale with a rich history and wide array of home-baked goods; a costume contest with categories from “scariest” to “funniest”; a pumpkin decoration contest, jump houses and so much more.


Rotary president

Anna Powers was recently installed as the new president of the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Powers (left) is shown with Immediate Past President Witt Ruffin.


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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.