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Social disaster

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.



Prep Marching Band

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,


Junior officers

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 governor visits

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.



Back at it

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.


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Studying Options

Madison County officials are eyeing other options for juvenile detention, as the county does not have its own juvenile detention center and availability is dwindling at local facilities.





Kick off

Jackson Academy student council members (from left) Land Gebhart, Kennedy Nations, Lily Grace Thigpen, and Sydney Guy led Upper School students in an assembly to kick off the new year that was held on their first day of school.


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.




Extra Help

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Established overlay districts proving successful for Jackson.

Eastover residents continue to enjoy their large yards and dense tree canopies almost eight years after an overlay district was expanded in the area to protect them.


Another individual has been charged with stealing Jackson water

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson’s investigation into the water/sewer billing department continues to lead to arrests.

Today, another suspect, Willie McClendon, 64, was charged in connection with having an illegal hookup at his residence.

According to JPD’s Twitter account, the hookup had been in place for a “substantial period.”


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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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Prison disaster

Of all the major issues being discussed in this year’s statewide campaigns, one that is largely being neglected is Mississippi’s prison system.

It is a disaster.


Varsity girls

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the 2018-19 varsity girls cross country team are (from left, back) Cate Purvis, Claire Waddell, Adeline Anderson, Sarah Bradford Seawright, Olivia Mitchell, Olivia Huckabay; (front) Avery Stallings, Xenia Minton, Amy Zhang, Phoebe Xu, and Cole Morse. Not pictured: Isabella Flores.


Easter Performance

First Presbyterian Day School preschoolers performed an Easter program for parents and friends. Shown are (from left, back) Will Miley, Aaliyah Mangana, Knox Nicholas, Sarah Day, Lofton Meeks, Annabelle Mayer; (front) Logan Torres, Lewis Grubbs, August Harrington, Solomia Peipon, Beau Wright, William Johnson, and Jackson Steadman.

 





High grades

Jackson Prep sixth-graders who made 95 or above in all classes are (from left) Will Herron, Sammie Johnson, Thomas Cross.


Support favorites

Before the Super Bowl, Jackson Academy lower school students (from left) Conner Hillman, Rosemary Adams, Katherine Gault, and Caden Nash were ready for the game, wearing jerseys for their favorite teams to school.


Meet the champs

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 3A MHSAA State Champion varsity boys basketball team greeted lower school students at carpool, visiting classrooms and signing team posters. Shown are (from left) Garrison Wade, Mary Mac Penton, Caitlin Penton, and Nolan Turner.



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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

Social

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