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No Relief

By ANTHONY WARREN,

No raise again for beleaguered Jackson Police Department.

Jackson has lost 86 police officers in the last year. Even so, a pay raise likely won’t be on tap for Jackson’s finest as part of next year’s budget.

The Jackson City Council is expected to vote on the city’s 2020 fiscal year budget today, Thursday, September 12.







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Medicaid expansion

Richard Roberson minces no words when he hears people argue that there’s no reason to expand Medicaid to the working poor since they can already get free medical care at hospital emergency rooms if they can’t afford to pay for it.



Lottery selects ticket vendors

JACKSON, MISS. – The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) has selected a world-renown vendor to provide two major lottery gaming services: a central gaming system that will generate tickets for computerized draw games and the printing service for instant scratch-off tickets.






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Meadowbrook Redesign

Engineers are expected to begin working next month on a project that could completely redesign Meadowbrook Road in Fondren.




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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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Rhodes scholar

At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Jackson, Dr. Rob Pearigen, president of Millsaps College, introduced the speaker, Noel Barbieri, 2018 Rhodes Scholar. He is Millsaps’ second Rhodes Scholar in the last three years.  Barbieri also won the Truman Scholarship in his junior year, this being the premier graduate fellowship in the U.S.


Honor artist

Local artist TJ Legler (left) spoke recently to the Metro Jackson Lions Club. Legler discussed light painting and drone photography, as well as his work collaborating with other artists on an international project to honor Vincent Van Gogh. Also shown is Lion President Anthony Warren.


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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Meadowbrook Redesign

Engineers are expected to begin working next month on a project that could completely redesign Meadowbrook Road in Fondren.


Constitution week

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler proclaimed  for the Annandale Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, which was  September 17-23. Shown at the signing is  (from left) Debbie Cannon, Annandale Chapter Regent, and Mayor Hawkins Butler.


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.


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.


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