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Appeals Process Easier

­Appealing overly high water bills and potential water shut-offs will soon be easier, thanks to a recent vote by the Jackson City Council.

The council approved an ordinance to streamline its water bill appeals process.



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Medical marijuana ballot initiative signatures submitted

Mississippians for Compassionate Care submitted 105,686 certified signatures from registered voters to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office, placing medical marijuana on the 2020 ballot. [Steve Wilson]


Back at it

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School eighth graders enjoying the first day of school are (from left) Lauryn Chambers, Madison Cox, Casey Young, Micah Davis, Isabel Mitchell, Jennifer Chen, Jessica Livingston, and Hannah Moore.


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Coming Soon

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Getting airport clearance could be as easy as going to city hall.

An effort to increase revenues in the Jackson city clerk’s office will soon mean Northsiders no longer will have to drive 40 miles to apply for TSA Precheck status.





New greens at Patrick Farms are ready!

Randy Watkins, President/CEO of Randy Watkins Golf Group, announced today that Patrick Farms Golf Club will reopen after extensive renovations on Friday, September 6, 2019. The award-winning course, which opened in 1999, closed in June for major renovations to its greens, bunkers and upgrading many other aesthetic improvements.




Traveling man

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Madison county leader and family enjoys exploring europe in addition to snow skiing out west.

From the sandy beaches to snowcapped mountains, Trey Baxter is ensuring his family sees it all.




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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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Head of school

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year. Recipients of the Head of School awards are (from left) Joe Han, Vivian Pryor, Sameer Khan, and Xenia Minton.


Interact

Madison Central High School Interact Club officers were recognized at Senior Class Day. They are (from left) co-presidents Katie Taylor and Cheyenne Barker, and secretary/treasurer Hibah Hasan.


Success

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Most Likely to Succeed are (from left) Mary Patterson Hester and Gregory Vance.


Northside Drive Repaving

A contractor could begin work early next year to repave one of the busiest – and bumpiest – thoroughfares on the Northside.

The city of Jackson is expected to open bids on the East Northside Drive reconstruction project on November 6.


Girls A team

Members of the 2019 Jackson Prep Girls A Tennis Team are (from left, back) Lily Flowers, Madeleine Conerly, Mackenzie Nichols, Caroline Whitaker, Kennedy Cleveland, Head Coach Rachel Causey; (front) Anna Gibbs, Olivia Moore, Sarah Herring, Sara Scott Gideon, Madeline Claire Hughes. Not pictured: Emma Dye, Assistant Coach Gill Burke.   



Gerrymandered

We don’t know that Mississippi Senate District 22, even with its majority-black voting-age population, is racially gerrymandered, as federal Judge Carlton Reeves has ruled. We do know that it’s politically gerrymandered.


Boys basketball

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the 2017-18 varsity boys basketball team are (from left, back) William Harkless, Hughes Boling, James Xu, Garrison Wade, Arness Georgetown, Nathan Barham, Noel Wiggs, Lleyton Carr; (front) Guy Easterling, Aaron Cooper, Rashad Bolden, Fletcher Clark, and Nolan Turner.


Passes gavel

At the Mississippi Concrete Association winter meeting, resident Les Howell (left) of Delta Industries passed the gavel to 2018 President Grady Gunn (right).


Friendly

Madison Central High School students awarded friendliest are (from left) Vertreace Sanders and Adam McDonal.


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Breaking News

Hospice Ministries of Central Mississ-ippi celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

Obituaries

Richard Ward Dortch, lifelong resident of Jackson, Mississippi, died peacefully on September 18,... READ MORE

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Jackson Academy’s Summer Care students celebrated the Fourth of July with a dress-up day and parade.