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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.


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.




Receive Bibles

Fourth Grade and new upper elementary students at St. Richards Catholic School were presented Bibles that were blessed during Mass. The students will use these Bibles in ther study of scripture in the atrium over the next few years.


Class Picnic

The first grade at First Presbyterian Day School enjoyed an end of the 2018-19 schoolyear class picnic. Enjoying it were (from left, back) Mason Galbraith, Harrison Smith,


New friends

Enjoying playing with new friends on the first week of school are Covenant Presbyterian preschoolers (from left) Molly Jones, John Hester, and Bronson Barrier.


Goodwill volunteers

Madison-Ridgeland Academy seniors (from left) Sara Carson Hailey and Emory Ware have been named Goodwill Industries of Mississippi Outstanding Youth Volunteer Honorees. Every year, Goodwill recognizes outstanding volunteers in the metro Jackson area. Sara Carson and Emory were the only two high school students selected for this honor.




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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.


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.






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.


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.”


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.



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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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Christmas wreaths

Second-graders at First Presbyterian Day School created handmade wreaths, an annual grade-wide tradition. Shown are (from left) Anna Claire Gilbert, Alex Jones, Mary Harr Payne, Harrison Thomas and Carlin Johnson.

 


Two little kittens

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners participated in the Mother Goose Parade, a long-time annual tradition at the school. Shown are (from left) Charlotte Morgan and Norah Leggett.

 


Champions

First Presbyterian Day School’s sixth-grade football team recently completed their season with a championship win.


Varsity soccer

The 2018-19 Jackson Prep boys varsity soccer team includes members (from left, back) Head Coach Jon Marcus Duncan, John-Mark Rose, Campbell Mccearley, JC Polk, Michael Malouf, Walker Headley, Stewart McCullough, Will Waits, Cam Carroll, Brice Hall, Mason Morgan, Assistant Coach TJ Busin; (middle row) Dax Murphy, Walker Jay Patterson, Christian


ITP award

The Mississippi Coding Academies and Innovate Mississippi announce that Richard A. Sun, CFA, was named Mississippian of the Year for 2018 by the Jackson Chapter of CompTIA’s Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP).


Chi O board

The Mississippi Chi Omega Alumnae Association recently held its State Day board meeting at Saltine Restaurant. This year’s State Day, themed “The Greatest Sisterhood on Earth,” will be held in Hattiesburg,  October 13 and 14.


Production

First Presbyterian Day School third-graders presented the play “Under God’s Sea in 3D” for family and friends.


Mental illness

Sitaniel Wimbley, program director of NAMI (The National Alliance On Mental Illness) of Mississippi spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently. Wimbley informed members and guests what NAMI Mississippi does to help identify, educate and support those with mental illness.


Faux finishing

Guest speaker for a recent luncheon meeting of the Welcome Neighbor Club was Virginia Weathersby, who presented a program on faux finishing. Shown are (from left) Darlene Roberts, program chairman for Welcome Neighbor, Weathersby and her mother Lavonne Burney.

 


Bar Fellows

Twenty attorneys were elected as Fellows of the Mississippi Bar Foundation at the Foundation’s annual meeting in April. They include (from left, back) Judge Andrew K. Howorth, William O. Luckett Jr, Thomas M. Fortner, David M. Allen, James T. Dulin Jr; Judge Halil S. Ozerden, Presiding Justice James W. Kitchens, Joe N. Tatum, J.


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