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St. Dominic's president stepping down

(May 21, 2019,  Jackson, Miss.) Claude W. Harbarger, FACHE, has informed St. Dominic’s leadership, medical staff and employees of his intention to retire as the President of St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. (SDHS or St. Dominic’s) effective June 30, 2019 after having served the St. Dominic’s organization for the past 32 years.






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City progresses with efforts to hire consultant for long term capital improvement plan

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A private consultant could be in place this summer to help the city determine how to address its water, sewer and road needs.

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba’s administration is in talks with a team of consultants interested in helping the city draw up a long-range capital improvement plan.



Theo H. Dinkins II

Theo H. Dinkins II died  April 18 at St. Catherine’s Village.  He was 87. He was born in Flora April 26, 1931, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Cameron Dinkins Jr. (Lillian Beatrice Jones Dinkins).





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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.






Changes

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson proposing doing away with minority firm quotas

An ordinance that establishes quotas for hiring minority firms in the city of Jackson could soon be on its way out.

Jackson officials are hoping to replace the city’s Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) ordinance with a new “small and disadvantaged business” program.


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Senior players

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s varsity boys basketball team recently held their Senior Night, recognizing the seniors on the team and their parents. Shown are (from left) Nolan and Kim Turner.


Fondren Contract Extended

Contractors will have additional time and funds to complete the Fondren streetscape project.

The Jackson City Council recently approved amending its agreement with Hemphill Construction, to allow an additional 65 days and $140,000, to cover cost overruns and unforeseen delays related to the project.


Council seniors

Serving as student body officers on Jackson Academy’s 2018-2019 student council are seniors (from left) Camille Couey, Sara Wilson Fielder, Carneilus Powers, Emory Rhodes, and Kaylan Sanders.


New Weather Sirens

Three new weather sirens have been purchased by the Hinds County Board of Supervisors in District 1 and will be installed by the end of November pending delivery to the Hinds County Emergency Operations Department. The sirens were purchased at $31,548.75 per siren for a total cost of $94,646.25.


Celebrate 100

Covenant Presbyterian kindergarteners enjoyed celebrating the 100th day of school. Shown are (from left) James Morris, Davis Spitler, Ric Rutledge, Lois Harbarger, Antonina Karam, Miriam Cole, Hayes Lagrone, Lucy Cole, Tyler Young, and Caleb Herrin.


Powerlifters

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the varsity boys powerlifting team are (back) Isaac Watts; (from left, front) Forrest Hutchison, Logan Koltz, Jace Roach, Patrick Turner, and Rush Lacoste.






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Breaking News

Mississippi State, Ole Miss top choices for Northside graduates

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Obituaries

Betty McCarty Edwards, age 96, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2019 at St. Catherine’s... READ MORE


Social

Jackson Prep Chi Alpha Mu 2019 members include (from left, back) Will Skipper, Sam Stogner, Jackie Chen, Harrison Jones, William Walker, Maddox Noe, Walker Headley, Jeffrey Jordan, George Pittman,