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Work in Progress

Gating ordinance changes overlooks public comment process.

It’s back to the drawing board for Jackson’s public access gating ordinance, only weeks after two contentious public hearings exposed flaws in the statute.




ONE CAN AT A TIME

By LAUREN MCMILLIN,

Jacob Bullock gives away birthday to adopt Lemur at Duke University

It’s not every day that a third-grader, now a rising fourth-grader, gives away his birthday, let alone adopts an endangered animal across the country. Yet that’s exactly what St. Andrew’s Episcopal School student Jacob Bullock has done for the past year.


Jackson boil water notice

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE

Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for the following area:

·         Suffolk Drive; 39211

·         Suffolk Circle; 39211

 


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Never Empty Nesters

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Shane and Stacy Huff will likely never be empty-nesters. It’s a fact the two have had to come to terms with since adopting three special-needs children. Since 2013, the Huffs have opened their home and their hearts to three girls, two from China and one from Philadelphia.


5 things you didn’t know about Emmie King

By NIKKI ROWELL,

At night, she switches her candy-making apron for her artist apron to relax. She has two sons: Parker, 12, and Charlie, 9. She is dyslexic. She thinks of it as her super power. She loves to travel with her family, especially to North Carolina. She and her son created the Olaf snoball flavor, which is marshmallow and blue cotton candy.


Dreams Fulfilled

By SHERRY LUCAS,

Snapping goats in trees in Morocco. Petting llamas on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Resting on a cliff above ancient Petra’s famous Treasury — the perfect perch to marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Jordan, and also imagine horsemen racing through the gorge like they did at the end of “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”


Pothole Patrol

Since May more than 400 potholes in North Jackson repaired

The Northside has about 400 fewer potholes, thanks to the efforts of Hinds County road crews and District One Supervisor Robert Graham.

About a month ago, Graham urged Northsiders to call him to report potholes and other road problems.



biggest fan

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Grandfather and grandson become traveling partners enjoying tennis tournaments

With an ice chest full of sports drinks and water and all the necessary equipment loaded into their car, a grandfather and grandson set out most weekends.

Their destination? A tennis tournament.




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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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Special session swindle

All state legislature had to do was adjust the fuel tax for inflation. The 18.4 cents per gallon tax has remained the same for over 30 years while the cost to maintain roads has increased, naturally, with the inflation rate. This is not rocket science.


Thigpen Wealth Advisors

By BOWEN THIGPEN,

A consumer has a variety of options when it comes to selecting a financial advisor today. There are still the traditional advisory relationships, but there are also plenty of options available through virtual platforms due to the rapid advances in technology. It’s easier than ever to find information.


Class favorites

Madison Ridgeland Academy sixth-grade class favorites are (from left, back) Sydney Holladay, Anna Mac Dew, Emery Grissom; (front) Charles Simpson, Jack Dye and Jackson Culley.


Cinco de Mayo feast

By LISA IRELAND,

With Cinco de Mayo approaching, it is the perfect time to throw a taco party. Few things are as versatile, easy, delicious, and crowd pleasing as Mexican food. Many food allergies are not a problem if you serve buffet-style with many Mexican favorites. For the gluten sensitive: serve corn tortillas and corn chips, along with flour tortillas.



Civil rights

Madison-Ridgeland Rotarians heard about the history and opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum during a recent lunch program. Museum Executive Director Pam Junior gave an overview of the facility and said that is has nearly met its visitors goal for all of 2018 in just the first five months of the year.


Tri M officers

Jackson Prep students who were elected as officers of Tri-M Music Honor Society for 2018-2019 school year are (from left, standing) Walker J. Patterson, historian; Thomas Swayze, vice president; John Louis Black, treasurer; Wright Thompson, vice president; 


Subject area awards

Jackson Prep sixth-graders who won subject area awards are (from left) Will Herron (English), Kennedy Cleveland (Math), Mason Deas (Writing), Thomas Cross (Social Studies), Gage Liston (Science).


Junior court

Germantown High School Homecoming Court for 2018 includes juniors (from left, back) Luke Lary, Isaiah Wilson, Justas Bowers, Donovan Morton; (front) Heather Garrett, Nicole Easley, Baylee Williams and Destiny Ewing.


Writing award

Jackson Academy students (from left) Isabelle Eiland, Jesse Montgomery, and Kate White were recently recognized as winners in the flash fiction and short story categories of the Scholastic Writing Awards. Not pictured: Graham Laseter.


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Breaking News

Just about the time legislators were passing a bill during the 2019 session to strengthen the... READ MORE


Obituaries

Billye Haskins Dallas, 89, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, passed away June 15, 2019. Visitation is... READ MORE


Social

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