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Costly Affair

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Expenses associated with incorporation funded by donations.

Ongoing efforts to incorporate Gluckstadt have come with a price tag. Multiple trials, appeals, expert witnesses and more have racked up some hefty fees.



Parenting: Isn’t it Ironic?

By ELIZABETH QUINN,

Living with children is like living out Alanis Morissette’s song, “Ironic.” Isn’t it ironic that my children suddenly become allergic to playing outside when I need them to so I can cook supper? It’s almost as ironic as how quickly they flee the house when I we need to leave to go somewhere in the next 10 minutes.


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Ann Kalus Holloman

Ann Klaus Holloman, 80, a long-time resident of Jackson, MS, died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Madison, on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Ann was the daughter of Edith Calmes Klaus and Julius L. Klaus, Jr., of Macon, MS.





Firefighters respond to brush fires on I-55 North

By ANTHONY WARREN,

The Jackson Fire Department had responded to several brush fires along I-55 North this afternoon. The fires were located in the median between the I-55 North frontage road and I-55 just south and north of Meadowbrook Road. It appeared there were multiple fires. At least two fire trucks were on the scene, working to estinguish the blazes.


Miss Letson and Pence to exchange wedding vows July 6 in Richland ceremony

Mr and Mrs Jerry W. Letson of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Jordan Letson, to Grant Christian Pence, son of Mr and Mrs Paul S. Pence of Hoover, AL.

Miss Letson is the granddaughter of Mr and Mrs Billy C. Carpenter of Madison and the late Mr and Mrs Winford Letson of Courtland, AL.



James P. “Jim” Spell

James P. “Jim” Spell, MD, the son of Jay P. Spell and Corinne Kervin Spell, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at his home in Oxford. He was 89 years of age. The cause of death was complications of Parkinson’s Disease and cancer. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 11:00 A.M.


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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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Support School

Northside family’s love of university manifests in commitment to forward together campaign

Avery and Neil Forbes of Madison attended colleges other than the University of Mississippi, but the couple caught Rebel fever nonetheless.


Hall of fame

At the recent Madison Ridgeland Academy graduation ceremony, graduates (from left) Cooper Ruwe, Rachel Russell, Caitlin Coon, Clay Chance, Anna Claire Bowdon and Lennis Barlow were selected as inductees to the MRA Hall of Fame.



County approves budget

Madison County has finalized their budget for the 2018 fiscal year, which begins October 1. County officials have set a budget of approximately $86 million, $13 million more than last year’s $73 million.

The budget was approved 3-1, with District 2 Supervisor Trey Baxter opposing. District 5 Supervisor Paul Griffin was absent.



Ere we forget

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

It’s amazing how many things we take for granted.

“She’ll always be our little Tootsie Roll.” That’s the way husband Willard spoke of our daughter, Linda Gail, so many times. Ah, but so much can change in a heartbeat.




Malawi initiative

Madison-Ridgeland Rotarians were updated during a recent lunch program on Clean Water for Malawi, an initiative to provide fresh water sources in Africa. Shown are (from left) club members Craig Sosebee, Felipe Zuluaga, speaker Stanley King, and M-R Rotary President Steven Jackson.



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Jackson city officials are continuing to shut off accounts for delinquent water customers,... READ MORE


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Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year.