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Billye Haskins Dallas

Billye Haskins Dallas, 89, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, passed away June 15, 2019. Visitation is on Tuesday June 18, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Parkway Funeral Home, 1161 Highland Colony- Parkway, Madison, Mississippi.




WALTER SCOTT WELCH, III

WALTER SCOTT WELCH, III

We are all diminished today by the passing from this life of W. Scott “Scotty” Welch, but we were all made richer by his presence in our lives. Scotty died in his beloved garden on the morning of June 14, 2019. He was a presence in every room, and now he fills an even greater space.


Norman Albert Mott, Jr.

Norman Albert Mott, Jr., retired third generation Publisher and Editor of The Yazoo City Herald, died Thursday, June 13, 2019 at St. Dominic Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Mott had been an independent resident of The Orchard in Ridgeland, MS since 2012.



Richard Ansley Farr, Jr.

MADISON ~ Richard Ansley Farr, Jr, lovingly known as “Papa”, 92, of Madison, MS passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Mississippi State Veterans Home.

Richard was born in Meridian, MS, July 30, 1926 to Treba Toinette Nichols and Richard Ansley Farr, Sr.


Sarah Kathleen Posey Smith

Sarah Kathleen Posey Smith was born June 13, 1924, in Philadelphia. Her parents, John Leonard Posey and Nellie Tingle Posey, were life-long residents of Neshoba County. She had two sisters, the late J’Nell Posey Coffman and Betty Ann Posey Gardner of Wilmington, DE.


Jerome Wayne Smith

Jerome Wayne Smith, (November 3, 1920-June 9, 2019) was born in Mt. Olive, MS and died at home in Jackson surrounded by his loving family.  Raised in Noxapater, MS., he was the second of five children born to Nannie and Ennis Smith.  He was a standout athlete earning a basketball scholarship to Wood Jr.


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Never Empty Nesters

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Shane and Stacy Huff will likely never be empty-nesters. It’s a fact the two have had to come to terms with since adopting three special-needs children. Since 2013, the Huffs have opened their home and their hearts to three girls, two from China and one from Philadelphia.


5 things you didn’t know about Emmie King

By NIKKI ROWELL,

At night, she switches her candy-making apron for her artist apron to relax. She has two sons: Parker, 12, and Charlie, 9. She is dyslexic. She thinks of it as her super power. She loves to travel with her family, especially to North Carolina. She and her son created the Olaf snoball flavor, which is marshmallow and blue cotton candy.


Dreams Fulfilled

By SHERRY LUCAS,

Snapping goats in trees in Morocco. Petting llamas on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Resting on a cliff above ancient Petra’s famous Treasury — the perfect perch to marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Jordan, and also imagine horsemen racing through the gorge like they did at the end of “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”


Pothole Patrol

Since May more than 400 potholes in North Jackson repaired

The Northside has about 400 fewer potholes, thanks to the efforts of Hinds County road crews and District One Supervisor Robert Graham.

About a month ago, Graham urged Northsiders to call him to report potholes and other road problems.



biggest fan

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Grandfather and grandson become traveling partners enjoying tennis tournaments

With an ice chest full of sports drinks and water and all the necessary equipment loaded into their car, a grandfather and grandson set out most weekends.

Their destination? A tennis tournament.




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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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Plat Corrected

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District board recently approved a ratification of plat correction for Arbor Landing Phase 2B.

According to reservoir general manager John Sigman, the original plat omitted a utility easement, so a correction was submitted to the board for approval.


Earn Eagle Rank

Blair Young (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at the May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project benefitted Magnolia Speech School.  Young is a member of Troop 8 at First Baptist Jackson and is in the 10th-grade at Jackson Prep. He is shown with his parents Jimmy and Susan Young.


anne mccormack

, Jackson Academy senior, was recognized as a semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. McCormack will continue in competition to be a finalist for Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring. She is the daughter of Kimberly McCormack of Jackson and Jess and Mark McCormack of Madison.


Mr. and Miss St. A

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently named Mr. and Miss St. Andrew’s for 2018. This year’s Mr. St. Andrew’s is (from left) Christian Wade, son of Vangela and Thandi Wade of Madison.  Miss St. Andrew’s is Parker Grogan, daughter of Kim and Rodney Grogan.


Pass the gavel

Outgoing Madison Ridgeland Rotary Club President Steve Jackson (left) is presented a plaque of appreciation from incoming President Sharon Moulder (right) during a recent meeting. Moulder joined the club in 2009. Jackson joined the club in 2012.



Football signing

Tavian Johnson, senior at Germantown High School, signed to play football with Holmes Community College. Shown are (from left) Melissa and Tavian Johnson, and Amari Cooper.


Heritage officers

New officers for the Heritage Luncheon Club for 2018-19 are (from left, back) Sarah Boswell, assistant treasurer; Judy Keith, corresponding secretary;  Eleana Pope, reporter; Jean Coppenbarger, parliamentarian; Ramona Hill, treasurer; Sheree Dukes, recording secretary, front row: Lynn Macon, president; and Debbie Stamper, vice president .


Red team

Jackson Prep 2017-18 seventh-grade girls basketball red team includes members (from left, back) Teddie Duckworth, Kelsey Clay, Trevor Robinson, Tyler Reeves; (front) Akhila Adari, Allison Currie, Kate Ferguson, Ryleigh Wells.

 


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