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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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Loss

By EDRIE ROYALS,

Another loss.  Another time of grief. My generation experiences death of friends and loved ones with each passing day; and, with every one, we are left with voids that cannot be filled. That`s where we are in the cycle of life. We can see the end, and we are amazed that it is close by.


Desoto key to runoff

The runoff for the Republican nomination governor was already bound to be interesting: Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, a leader of the legislative branch, vs. Bill Waller Jr., the former leader of the state’s judicial branch.



Confederate heroes

The W. D. Holder Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Jefferson Davis Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans held a joint Confederate Heroes Luncheon recently at a local restaurant.  Guest speaker was the Rev. Glenn Shows, who presented a program on “Battle of Cotton Bales at Red Lick, MS on July 4, 1864”.






Ann Reese McDonnieal

Ann Reese McDonnieal of Jackson passed away on August 29, 2019. Visitation will be held at noon on September 4 with the funeral following at 2:00 p.m. at Northminster Baptist Church. The daughter of Raymond Leslie Reese and Mary Eunice Barton Reese, Ann McDonnieal was born in Ruston, Louisiana in 1927.


Citizenship Award

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School middle school students were recently recognized for their accomplishments at the final assembly of the school year. Recipients of The Citizenship Award are (from left) John William Walker, Andrew Gordon, and Friend Walker.


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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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Bills calling for transparency in communications spending die in legislative committees

By ANTHONY WARREN,

County leaders’ calls for more transparency in state emergency communications spending have so far gone unheeded by the Mississippi Legislature.

Bills that would have brought more oversight to the state CMRS board died in House and Senate committees.



Eagle Scout

Robert Branson was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at the May Court of Honor at St. James’ Episcopal Church. His Eagle project benefitted the Friends of the Mississippi River Basin Model. Branson is a member of Troop 1, sponsored by St. James’ Episcopal Church and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral, and is a recent graduate of St.


Chi Alpha Mu members

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, Anna Blaire Bryant, Callie Knotts; (third row) Addi Shelton, Maggie McMillan, Chase Thompson, Tyler Reeves, Reid Sushenia, Walker Box, Colton Holman,



Choices for college

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated College Day, during which the seniors announced their college decisions by wearing various college t-shirts. Shown are (from left) Turner Martin, Sarah Springer, Gena Rose Wiley, Mina Arain, and Lauren Watson.



Jammies

These Jackson Academy kindergarteners spent a cozy day in their Christmas pajamas recently.


Discovery

Discovery Night: Around the Campfire will be held September 22, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Mississippi Children’s Museum. Children and families are encouraged to dress in their favorite camping gear. Tickets are available at the www.mschildrensmuseum.org for $10, children; $25 adults.


Car 4 a cure winner

Ted Varner of Pelahatchie was the winner of the Car 4 a Cure Giveaway courtesy of Patty Peck Honda and the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. Varner’s name was drawn at the 2018 Ultimate Fashion Show and all donations raised benefit “Camp Kandu,” a camp for children with diabetes and their families.


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Breaking News

A popular Northside park could soon be named after a late Jackson Academy student.

Obituaries

Lane Spell Rosson, 74, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at home in Ridgeland... READ MORE

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Jackson Academy’s Summer Care students celebrated the Fourth of July with a dress-up day and parade.