Most Read News Articles



Construction ‘full-tilt boogie’ on Costco project alderman says

Work on the Ridgeland Costco finally appears to be moving forward, thanks to several weeks of dry weather.

“They’ve been going full-tilt boogie to get the gas station opened by January and the store opened by March 1,” said Ward One Alderman Ken Heard. “They’ve been going strong since it got dried out.”


Judge, sheriff issue statement in Madison County consent decree

By NIKKI ROWELL,

On October 9, Judge Carlton Reeves entered an Order approving the Consent Decree in Brown v. Madison County, a lawsuit brought by the law firm Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Mississippi and the ACLU, which alleged racially motivated policing by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.








Pages

STEM class

Madison-Ridgeland Academy students (from left) Jack Polles, Sarah Glen Lipscomb are learning how to create an igneous rock with melted material during their seventh grade STEM Earth Science class.


Career day

Madison-Ridgeland Academy’s students celebrate career day by dressing up into getup suited to their career of choice.


Summer reading

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School students are challenged every year to read 50 books the summer before starting 1st grade. These books can be read independently, with someone, or can be read to the student. The goal of this challenge is to keep kids reading over the summer and to instill a love of literacy and an interest in reading.


MRA cheerleaders

Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriots varsity cheer team include (from left, back) Maddie Rives, Lily Kate Farrar, Olivia Olson, Kate Mathison, Gabby Evans, Kaitlyn Freeman, sophomores; (middle row) Mary Bratton Guest, Everett Heard, Sydney Zito, Laurel Fulcher, Taylor Howard, juniors; (front) Sara Carson Hailey (captain), Emma Wilson(Wilson (capt


Rock for recovery

The Country and Blues Rock for Recovery will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. October 17, at Duling Hall in Fondren. The alcohol-free event will benefit the McCoy House for Sober Living in Jackson. Music will be presented by The Patrick Harkins Band. The event will feature a silent auction and food.


Holiday Potpourri

First Presbyterian Day School will hold its annual fundraiser Holiday Potpourri on October 25 at the home of Tommy and Laura Stansell in the Eastover neighborhood.


Shade for play

Jackson Academy kindergarten students Eva Mosal and Ann Roark Gough enjoy the shade provided by new awnings installed on their class’s playground during the summer.



Opioid talks

Ann Kemp, MD, professor of family medicine and chair of University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Opioid Task Force, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Dr. Kemp informed club members and guests about the opioid guidelines and regulations in prescribing a balanced and responsible care plan.



Pages


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. 






Pages

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.


Mission breach

One of the mantras of conservatives has been that federal aid should be given to the states in block grants, since they know better than the feds how to tackle the problems the money is supposed to address.



Spirited

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Most School Spirit are (from left) Frances Hill and Parker Daily.



Ash Wednesday

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s lower school held an Ash Wednesday chapel service. Shown are (from left) Chloe Marion, Annie Walker, James Machost, Brooks Maier, Jude Misenar, The Rt. Rev. Brian R. Seage, Avery Shiflett, Garet Longabaugh, and Sophia Sabin.


Justyn Schelver

Reunion’s director of tennis, was recently recognized for his work in organizing and directing the 2018 USTA Mississippi Junior Tournament of the year.  The event utilizes facilities across the metro area including: Reunion Golf and Country Club, Ridgeland Tennis Center, Parham Bridges Tennis Center, Reservoir YMCA and The Club at the Township.


ARTHUR D. SPRATLIN JR.

Will moderate a panel at the American Bar Association’s Transportation Megaconference XIV in March. The conference is one of the leading continuing education programs for those involved in all aspects of trucking company-related litigation. Spratlin is a partner at Butler Snow’s law firm.




Pages

Breaking News

The Mississippi Museum of Art will present Nick Cave: Feat., an exhibition of 17 works examining... READ MORE

Obituaries

Jackson - Mr. William Neville, III, 79, of Jackson, MS was born in New Orleans, LA on August 17,... READ MORE

Social

The Montessori Academy of Jackson recently celebrated World Peace Day.  Participating were (from left) Lincoln Songcharoen, John Hudson Abel, Jake Aldy, Emmerson Laschanzky, Blue Harper Mitchel, R