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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,
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.
Recognized at Jackson Prep’s 2018-19 “Salute To Education” banquet were (from left) teacher Laura Hepner, who was named Teacher of the Year, and Caroline Sisk, who was named Administrator of the Year.
For those who think newspapers don’t make a difference, two recent votes by the state’s Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) board prove otherwise.
For years, the board had refused to report or make public revenues collected from pre-paid cell phones.
The city of Ridgeland Mayor and board of aldermen have voted to approve a budget for fiscal year 2020 with approximately $24,262,925 in expenditures, which will include pay raises for several city officials and street overlay.
I never get tired of seeing true democracy in action and that’s what we’ve got in this year’s Mississippi gubernatorial runoff.
We have two strong candidates, both with tons of experience, each with a differing viewpoint as to how to approach the pressing issues of the day. Now Mississippi Republicans have a choice.
A settlement could be on the horizon in the city of Jackson’s $225 million lawsuit against Siemens Industry.
In a letter dated August 14, attorneys for the city of Jackson and Siemens Industry Inc. notified the courts that the parties had “decided to try to reach a resolution through mediation.”
The state recently scored a victory in its efforts to take over the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.
Randy Watkins, President/CEO of Randy Watkins Golf Group, announced today that Patrick Farms Golf Club will reopen after extensive renovations on Friday, September 6, 2019. The award-winning course, which opened in 1999, closed in June for major renovations to its greens, bunkers and upgrading many other aesthetic improvements.
Fondren Renaissance prepares exhibit.
MADISON RIDGELAND Academy and Jackson Academy will open district play Friday in a matchup that’s as much about bragging rights as it is playoff implications.
MRA comes into the game undefeated, having vanquished its first two foes, outscoring them 97-13.
Supporters of bills allowing the direct shipment of wine and the sale of wine in grocery stores are changing strategies after being unable to see the measures passed in recent legislative sessions.
Tom Shaheen was recently named president of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, the company that will oversee the implementation and operation of the state lottery. Shaheen comes to the Magnolia State after having helped to establish lotteries in Florida, Texas, Georgia and North Carolina.
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.
Participating on Jackson Academy’s 2017-2018 archery team this spring are (from left, back) Charlie Nutter, Owen Carter, Michael Hederman, Charlie Earl, Hiser Funderburg II; (second row) Jake McConnell, Ann Cole Hammons, Bailey Berry, Josh Watson, Will Pilkington, Josie Huff; (front) Caitlin Johnson, and Ashton Tate.
First Presbyterian Day School preschoolers performed an Easter program for parents and friends.
Pastor of Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church recently delivered an opening prayer to the state Senate.
MadCAAP’s fundraiser scheduled October 1.
Amanda Fontaine presented the program “Get Your ‘ASK’ In Gear” to the Rotary Club of Jackson by presenting facts regarding the history of Rotary’s membership.
The North State Street Reconstruction Project is moving along, although contractors are slightly behind schedule.
The second phase of the $19.6 million project got underway in January.
That work includes rebuilding the southbound lane from Northside Drive to Sheppard Road.
Mason Johnson was recognized at the Boy Scout Troop 63 of Birmingham Court of Honor with the rank of Eagle Scout. Johnson is a rising 11th-grader at Mountain Brook High School. He is the son of Amanda and Jay Johnson of Birmingham and grandson of Bettye and Dick Mason of Jackson.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School celebrated the Fourth Grade Crossing Service. At the closing lower school service of the 2018-19 school year, rising fifth graders received their certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth grade, and special recognition was given to those students who received awards for individual accomplishment.
It rarely makes sense for a legislature to pass laws that are unlikely to be enforced. But the Mississippi Legislature has done just that.
The Senate last week sent House Bill 80 to Gov. Phil Bryant. The bill forbids motorists from driving in the left-hand lane on a multi-lane roadway “whenever it impedes the flow of other traffic.”