Richard Ward Dortch, lifelong resident of Jackson, Mississippi, died peacefully on September 18, 2019 following a brief illness. Because of his tall stature and playful nature, younger generations called him “Big Richard,” and even younger ones shortened the nickname to simply “Big.” He was 83.
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The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Glenn Helman and Bill Walker from District 6820 as they discussed the works of Rotary in Mexico. Shown are (from left) District 6820 Governor Mark Fields; Lee Duddleston; Janet Scott, Rotary Club of Jackson president; Helman; and Walker.
Friend’s move inspires Abby McCaughan award-winning choreography.
The Rev. and Mrs. Claude Eugene McRoberts III of Montgomery announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail Berry McRoberts, to Scott Hamric Miller, son of Dr. and Mrs. Carold Jason Miller of Madison.
Rachel Frances Lowe and Max Robert Davis were united in the covenant of marriage at 6 p.m. June 8 at The South Warehouse. The candlelight ceremony was officiated by the Reverend David A. Elliott III.
Jim Hood’s investigation into Tate Reeves’ alleged arm-twisting to try to get the taxpayers to fund an access road into his gated community might be fodder for some commercials.
As a campaign bombshell, however, in the governor’s race between the two, it largely fizzled.
When Jackson resident Kim Evans realized he had accidentally let his driver’s license expire, he went to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Jackson to renew it.
Clifford Macgowan III was born on June 22, 1949, in Jackson, Mississippi, the elder son of Thelma Thompson Macgowan (T) and Clifford Macgowan, Jr., (Kip). On August 16, 2019, he met his Maker following an 18-month battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Forgive me if I do not run into my front yard shouting hosannas to Jackson’s mayor for his courageous stand against carbon. If you saw Ms. Dominika Parry’s column in the Northside Sun’s July 25th edition, you know that she considers Mayor Chockwe Antar Lumumba to be Rushmore-worthy because he supports H.R. 763, the Energy Innovation Act.
Appeals Process Easier
Appealing overly high water bills and potential water shut-offs will soon be easier, thanks to a recent vote by the Jackson City Council.
The council approved an ordinance to streamline its water bill appeals process.
Dr Ruth Wallace Black, 79, died Friday August, 23, 2019 at Hospice Ministries. A third generation Jacksonian, Dr. Black earned her baccalaureate degree at Belhaven University and language certificates at both the British Institute in London and the Alliance Française in Paris.
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.
Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker has released the following statement regarding a shooting that has resulted in injuries for both the suspect and the responding deputies:
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.
C Spire, a diversified telecommunications and technology services company, has received the 2019 Jerald D. Ball “Together We Make a Difference” community service award for its support of the non-profit arm of Mississippi State Hospital.
(JACKSON, Miss.) – Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced that repaving is expected to begin on Northside Drive between State Street and I-55/Frontage Road. The $2.4 million project has been made possible through the 1% Sales Tax Commission and funding made available to the Mississippi Department of Transportation by the Federal Highway
By the time you read this in print, we’ll know the election runoff results. It will be a shocker if Bill Waller Jr. wins and does a like-father-like-son upset over a heavily favored and well funded sitting lieutenant governor.
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.
Over the years I've heard it said or read it written many times: The quality of top tier college baseball, like that played in the SEC, is the equivalent of Class AA professional baseball.
That's just not so.
Brian Pugh, deputy executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) spoke recently to the Metro Jackson Lions Club. Pugh spoke about the organization and its efforts to bring new development and businesses to the state. Shown are (from left) Lion Harold Neal and Pugh.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently announced 15 students as the 2018-19 Guillot Global Fellows. Established in 2010 by Creath Louis Guillot ’75, the Guillot endowment provides grants to upper school students for service-oriented international travel.
From West Nile to Zika Virus, a new bug-transmitted illness seems to make its way to Mississippi every few years.
Instead of worrying about what could be, though, at least one insect expert says Northsiders have enough home-grown infectious diseases to worry about.
There was no way that Donald Trump’s historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would live up to the U.S. president’s hype.
Phyllis Polk Johnson MSN, RN, FNP-BC, a member of the Governor’s Opioid Task Force was a recent speaker for the Rotary Club of Jackson. Johnson discussed the rise in the abuse of heroin because of the availability of the drug, the inexpensive cost and the similar affects to prescription narcotics.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the lower school’s closing chapel, during which rising fifth-graders received certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth grade.
With the statewide political campaigns gearing up, we are sure to hear often this year from candidates who say they want to stop government overreach from stifling small businesses, innovative startup companies, and job creation in Mississippi. This is a worthy goal.
First Presbyterian Day School preschool students enjoy welcoming their parents to read on their birthdays. Shown are (from left)John Eric, Deedee, and Jane Hester.
Germantown High School homecoming court 2018 includes senior maids (from left) Anjelica Channa, Emme Walker, Maggie Robinson, Grayson Amis, Hailey Soper, Madison Smith, Lauren James and Haley Grace Allen.
Music —listening to it and making it—has the ability to unlock human potential, even when normal forms of communication have been altered. This is particularly true and well-documented in those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.