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Overhaul

By ANTHONY WARREN,

City plans changes to mass transit system; hiring consultant.

A complete overhaul of Jackson’s mass transit system is in the works, with city officials expected to seek out a consultant in the coming weeks to help determine the system’s needs.










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.


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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. 



Josie Bidwell on lifestyle medicine

Josie Bidwell is associate professor of nursing and lifestyle medicine clinician for the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). She holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in nursing from UMMC. Bidwell spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about her position and about the school’s lifestyle medicine clinic.

 


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Sign to swim

Madison Central High School senior Mallory Dickey has signed a letter of intent to swim at the University of Nebraska at Omaha next year. Shown are (back) Carter Dickey; (from left, front) Trey, Mallory and Leigh Dickey.


Thanksgiving

First-graders at First Presbyterian Day School celebrated Thanksgiving by making their annual t-shirts, head-dresses, and jewelry.


SWIM CHAMPS

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s swim teams recently competed in the State Meet in Tupelo. The girls team brought home the state championship title, and the boys came in second place.


CELEBRATE FOUNDING

Jackson alumnae members of the national Alpha Chi Omega collegiate sorority recently met for a luncheon to celebrate the founding of the fraternity in 1885. Alpha Chi Omega currently has more than 280 alumnae chapters across the United States and is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference.


Gallery Guild forum

The Gallery Guild featured Dr. Asma Naeem, Chief Curator of the Baltimore Museum of Art, as its Fall Forum keynote speaker. The Gallery Guild officers and committee for 2018-2019 shown are (from left): Maria Harbor Hearon, Karen Spencer, Vice President Mary Dunbar, President Martha Ross Thomas, Cynthia Winkelmann, Joanne Cheek, and Jane Jones.


Gerrymandering lawsuit

A federal lawsuit that seeks to have a Mississippi Senate district’s boundaries changed before the 2019 elections probably deserves to be rejected. But the case brings up a question about voting that has vexed the country for more than 50 years.


Queen

The 2018-2019 Madison Central High School homecoming queen is Vertreace Sanders. She is shown with Madison Central principal Sean Brewer.


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,




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Obituaries

Ruby Mona Tharpe McLemore, 88, died at home surrounded by family on July 10, 2019.

Social

The 12U Major team, Mississippi Angels, won the 2019 Triple Crown Slumpbuster Series in Omaha. There were 291 teams in the tourney and 65 in their division.