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Cougars in Mississippi?

Northsider Jeff Bonner shared this photo of a Mississippi cougar with us. It came courtesy of his friend, Clarksdale dentist Bill Wilson, who took the photo from the window of his office at 850 North DeSoto in Clarksdale.




Still a Threat

By ANTHONY WARREN,

N’siders learn no vaccine but good treatments for West Nile.

Brenda and Jim McIntyre are busy Northsiders, and by all accounts healthy for their age. 

The two own their own business, The Complete Flag Source, and work six days a week, often 10 hours or more.


Reservoir officials battling to remove dangerous rebar placed in water

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) officials are at a loss as to how they can prevent reservoir visitors from placing steel reinforcement rods, or rebar, in the water.

The pieces of rebar jutting out of the water are hard to spot, putting Barnett Reservoir users in danger of damaging their watercrafts or getting hurt.


a conversation with Lumumba on People’s Advocacy Institute

Rukia Lumumba is executive director of the People’s Advocacy Institute in downtown Jackson. She is a graduate of Tougaloo College and holds a law degree from Howard University. Lumumba recently spoke to Sun Senior Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the institute and an initiative its working on to address crime in Jackson.



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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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Poster contest

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s Arts on the Green will be held Saturday, April 21. Among the day’s activities is a drawdown for free tuition, and junior Olivia Hardwick won this year’s Tuition Drawdown Poster Contest. Shown are (from left) Leslie Baskin, upper school art teacher, and Hardwick.


Halloween party

Covenant Presbyterian preschoolers celebrating Halloween during the school day are (from left) Eliot Frascogna, Clifton Decker, Iyanu Carson, Henry Moore and Anny Yerger.


Honors all year

Jackson Prep freshmen making the Honor Roll 95 or Above all of ninth-grade were (from left, back) Selby Ireland, Bradley Stafford, Preston Speed, Mason Nichols, Lauren Noe, Hunter Yelverton; (middle row) Mills Murphy, Aubrey Taylor, Liddy Hurst, Madeleine Conerly, Hayden Mathis, John Henry Andress; (front) Dabney Flynt, Isabella Scalia, Embry H


Honor artist

Local artist TJ Legler (left) spoke recently to the Metro Jackson Lions Club. Legler discussed light painting and drone photography, as well as his work collaborating with other artists on an international project to honor Vincent Van Gogh. Also shown is Lion President Anthony Warren.


Shoreline Habitat

To promote shoreline habitat and stabilize the bank, a planting project will soon be underway. Shoreline areas along the Ross Barnett Reservoir, such as the Reservoir Overlook, were recently lined with rip rap rock to repair eroded slopes.


Tripp Hammett

Was elected by the Mississippi Concrete Association as the 2019 MCA president. Hammett is the president and part owner of Hammett Gravel Company where he has worked for 15 years. Hammett is also a board member of the National Stone Sand and Gravel Association.


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Meadowbrook Redesign

Engineers are expected to begin working next month on a project that could completely redesign Meadowbrook Road in Fondren.


Constitution week

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler proclaimed  for the Annandale Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, which was  September 17-23. Shown at the signing is  (from left) Debbie Cannon, Annandale Chapter Regent, and Mayor Hawkins Butler.


Rhodes scholar

At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Jackson, Dr. Rob Pearigen, president of Millsaps College, introduced the speaker, Noel Barbieri, 2018 Rhodes Scholar. He is Millsaps’ second Rhodes Scholar in the last three years.  Barbieri also won the Truman Scholarship in his junior year, this being the premier graduate fellowship in the U.S.



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Breaking News

Hospice Ministries of Central Mississ-ippi celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

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Richard Ward Dortch, lifelong resident of Jackson, Mississippi, died peacefully on September 18,... READ MORE

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