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Passenger trains tie us to our nation’s history and they remind us of far-away destinations and adventures. But we should not allow our nostalgia to cloud our rational thoughts about good public policy. Especially when it involves taxpayer dollars.
The era of Facebook profiting madly off the trashiest, most libelous gossip it can show to its users could be coming to an end thanks to a government — not ours here in America — finally showing some backbone against the tech giants rapidly destroying our culture.
Tom Harman, executive director of Art for All Mississippi, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently.
Marching Band for Jackson Prep this year are (from left, back) Wesley McCulley, Anu Thind, Tyler Collins, DJ Johnson, Andrew Banks, Spencer Williams, Hayden Mathis; (middle row) Teddie Carroll, Jay Fountain, Wright Thompson, Noah Mallard, Austin Terry, Brittany Jiang; (front) Ben Tiller, Joshua McDonald, Mary Robinson Coco, Anna Kate Bertolet,
Sarah Lloyd “ Sallie” Crim
On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Sallie Crim left this fallen world and joined the love of her life, William Lee “Bill” Crim in heaven. The lifelong Jacksonian passed peacefully holding her daughter’s hand.
Juniors serving as class officers on the Jackson Academy Student Council for 2019-2020 are (from left) Alice Williams, Priya Ray, Thomas Arnold, and Ava Couey. Not pictured: Lila Robertson.
District 6820 Governor Mark Fields (right) visited the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club at a recent meeting. He presented an update on regional activities and his goals for the year. Shown with him is Club President Felipe Zuluaga. Fields is a member of the Jackson Downtown Rotary Club.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School eighth graders enjoying the first day of school are (from left) Lauryn Chambers, Madison Cox, Casey Young, Micah Davis, Isabel Mitchell, Jennifer Chen, Jessica Livingston, and Hannah Moore.
The 20,000 motorists that travel along East Northside Drive could get a newly paved roadway as a Christmas gift.
Jackson city officials say weather pending, work on the $2.4 million Northside Drive repaving project could be completed by Christmas.
Leslie Evalyn Hodge, 51, of New Orleans passed away at home on August 16, 2019. Born in Augusta, Georgia to Jo Dent and Elbert “Cliff” Hodge, Leslie grew up in Oxford, Mississippi. After moving to Jackson, Mississippi, Leslie graduated from St.
Mr. and Mrs. William Trafton Morgan of Ridgeland announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Blair Morgan, to George Robert McKemey III. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Captain and Mrs. George Robert McKemey II of Tega Cay, SC.
Joseph Rosen was recently named rabbi for the Beth Israel Congregation in Jackson. The Rochester, Minn. native holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brandeis University and a master’s degree and Ordination from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati.
Jackson’s convention center could soon have new management.
The Lumumba administration announced last week that it was planning to issue a request for proposals for new managers for the Jackson Convention Complex (JCC).
When I was in seventh grade and my middle sister, Katie, was in fifth grade, my parents had a new baby girl. My parents referred to Alex as our ‘unexpected joy.’ And, for the most part, she has been. I have some friends whose youngest child is, or will be, much younger than their next oldest child.
Northsiders could no longer have to drive to Vicksburg to qualify for the TSA precheck service.
At its meeting tomorrow, the Jackson City Council is considering entering into an agreement with Idemia Identity and Security USA for the “implementation of TSA pre-check within the city of Jackson.”
More than two years after it closed, the future of the Charles Tisdale Library remains up in the air.
Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba recently told city council members during a budget meeting that there is a potential buyer for the E. Northside Drive facility.
Growing up, Ann was a feral child who never wore shoes to play. She thinks the perfect number of dogs in a home is five. Two years ago, she had a sudden revelation to open a pet store. She thinks Pillsbury frozen biscuits taste better than most homemade versions. Nothing makes Ann tear up like seeing a homeless kitten.
OMAHA — This is written from the College World Series where a packed house of more than 22,000 fans pays to watch each game at sparkling TD Ameritrade Park.
“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.
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.
This summer, Jackson resident Erin Smith will move to Los Angeles, not to try to make it on the big screen, but to train under world-renowned plastic surgeons as a part of her fellowship.
She will be trained by Dr. Paul Nassif, who stars on the television show “Botched” and Dr. Babak Azizzadeh.
Consider the following scenario.
An outside entity approaches Mississippi and says that it wants to invest a billion dollars a year in the state indefinitely and create thousands of new jobs. The only catch is that the state has to put up $100 million a year, too.
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.
Mississippi State University is honoring construction industry leader Richard A. Rula with its highest alumni honor. In a campus ceremony on March 1 the Northsider will be recognized formally as the university’s 2019 National Alumnus.
A Birmingham law firm will determine whether or not Jackson has a suit against Siemens.
The Jackson City Council recently approved hiring Lightfoot, Franklin and White LLC to “investigate and pursue claims and litigation against Siemens.”
The measure was approved following two special sessions.
The Jackson Convention Center’s 2017 annual report was just released, months behind schedule, and no one seems to be concerned.
The center typically releases an annual report each year, to give commissioners and taxpayers a snapshot of how the center is doing.
Chronic Wasting Disease, a neurological disease in white-tailed deer that’s 100 percent fatal, has arrived in Mississippi.
In the Jackson Academy lower school library students (from left) Charlotte Upchurch, Stella Blair Sims, Eli Elinski, Marcos Ramirez, and Alivia Joiner browsed the annual book sale.
David C. Davis of Madison, associate professor of history at Millsaps College, has been named the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations International Perspectives Faculty Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year. He will teach in the fall of 2018 a seminar at Millsaps focused on local identities in the global village.
Madison Central High School senior Gabe Ross has signed a letter of intent to play football at Holmes Community College in the fall. Shown are (from left, standing) Drea Pickett, Madison Central head football coach and athletic director Anthony Hart, Ladeira Hall; (seated) Ferderrick, Gabe and Lakeisha Ross.
At Madison-Ridgeland Academy, graduates (from left) Luke Agent and Katie Morris were recipients of the Thompson Scholarship, which is based on academic ability, a good sense of humor, a sense of purpose, a pleasing demeanor, a gracious spirit, and a high regard for others.
The Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriot Pride dance team attended UDA camp at Mississippi State University. Laura Lee Boyles, Mae Correro, Haleigh Hall, Lauren Head, Leigh Tucker, and Emory Ware were selected as All-American dancers.
On September 8, Catholic churches across the world celebrated the Nativity of Mary, mother of Jesus. God selected her to bear His son and to nurture, teach, and guide Him as He grew. She was the chosen one from all women ever born. She found favor in God’s sight (Luke 1:30).
Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted among the beauties and beaux are (from left) Jordyn Jefcoat and Duncan Jones.
Some Mississippi lawmakers continue to plead ignorance about a law they enacted during the 2017 session that could open the door to betting legally on sporting events.
Dr. Philip Merideth, (center), director of child psychiatry with the University of Mississippi Medical Center, served as Legislative Doctor of the Day at the Capitol recently. He was accompanied by Joseph Maxwell, a third year medical student from Jackson at UMMC. In that capacity, Dr.