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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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Outstanding Raiders

Jackson Academy students (from left, back) Hadley Brennan, Thomas Arnold, Nic Brown, Matthew Brown, Mason Glaze, Olivia Stringer; (front) Elizabeth Pedigo, Lily Grace Thigpen, Erin Hederman, Blaine Bowman and Kellan Clower received the Outstanding Raider award in recognition of their respect for others, enthusiasm for learning and school spirit


Caleb Hernandez

Caleb Hernandez, Jackson Academy student, received the Andrew Yoste Defore Scholarship for the 2017/2018 school year, which is awarded to a rising sophomore who demonstrates the desire to unselfishly serve others, maintain high achievement in academics and activities, and is committed to a godly and healthy lifestyle.




Genuine MS

Commissioner of MS Department of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson was a recent speaker at the Rotary Club of Jackson. The Department of Agriculture has started a new branding initiative called Genuine MS to highlight all things grown, raised, crafted or made in Mississippi.




Sade Kate Kennedy

Sade Kate Kennedy, a member of the Bel Canto for the Mississippi Girlchoir, was selected to the 2018 OAKE National honor choir. The Organization of American Kodály Educators will hold its conference in Oklahoma City in March where the honor choirs perform.


Free tuition

Gov. Phil Bryant’s budget proposal for the 2018-19 fiscal year revives his idea of experimenting with free community college tuition for a certain number of students.


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