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Willie Alan Weeks

Willie Alan Weeks was born November 24, 1966 on Thanksgiving Day to Adell Newsom and Willie Ephraim Weeks of Lucedale, Mississippi. He was healed and restored on September 19, 2019. After graduating George County High School, he began studies at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg where he earned a degree in Marketing.


Residents hopes to keep bridges closed dashed with work to get under way soon

By ANTHONY WARREN,

All good things must come to an end, and for residents in some Northside neighborhoods, the quiet streets associated with temporary bridge closures will soon be a distant memory.

Contractors are expected to begin work on the Cavalier Drive replacement project sometime in October.






Judge, sheriff issue statement in Madison County consent decree

By NIKKI ROWELL,

On October 9, Judge Carlton Reeves entered an Order approving the Consent Decree in Brown v. Madison County, a lawsuit brought by the law firm Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Mississippi and the ACLU, which alleged racially motivated policing by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.


Low Profile

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Notable successes and failures contribute to JRA’s history.

Since its inception, the Jackson Redevelopment Authority (JRA) has pretty much flown under the radar.

Although the agency generally keeps a low profile, at the same time it serves as lead redeveloper for the capitol city.




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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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Crime Report

Madison Crime

The Madison Police Department received the following reports for:

Arbor Drive - petit larceny, June 6;

Azalea Circle - petit larceny, June 16;

Brentwood Drive - petit larceny, June 16;

Clark Farms Road - credit card fraud, June 12;

Culpepper Boulevard- identity theft, June 7;


Represent junior class

The 2018-2019 Madison Central High School Student Government Association junior officers and representatives are (from left, back) Saddericka Mason (vice president), Justin Storm, Alex O’Reilly, Brooks Stewart (president), Chloe Livingston; (front)  Logan Landis, Anna Cate Strong, Allison Hill, Mary Morgan Williams, Emma Grace Trammell (treasur


Girls A team

Members of the 2019 Jackson Prep Girls A Tennis Team are (from left, back) Lily Flowers, Madeleine Conerly, Mackenzie Nichols, Caroline Whitaker, Kennedy Cleveland, Head Coach Rachel Causey; (front) Anna Gibbs, Olivia Moore, Sarah Herring, Sara Scott Gideon, Madeline Claire Hughes. Not pictured: Emma Dye, Assistant Coach Gill Burke.   


WellsFest beneficiary

The Southeast Tourism Society has named WellsFest as one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for September 2018.  Now in its 35th year, WellsFest is a family friendly outdoor musical festival. This year’s WellsFest will be held Saturday, September 29, at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park at 1398 Lakeland Dr.


Youth leadership

Jackson Academy juniors who participated in the Madison County Youth Leadership Class were recently recognized for their completion of the program. Shown are (from left) Gabrielle Morris, Executive Director of the Madison County Business League and Foundation Jan Collins, and Preston McWilliams.



Youth exchange

The Rotary Youth Exchange Program was the topic at a recent meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Guest speaker Grant Arinder, who serves as district chair for the exchange program, challenged the local Rotary Club to host an exchange student during a future school year. Shown are (from left) Rotary District 6820 Gov.


Depends on who you ask

Gov. Phil Bryant was bragging again recently about how low Mississippi’s jobless rate has fallen. The December unemployment rate was 4.5 percent, the lowest it’s been during that month in decades.

On Facebook, the governor posted that the December “number of jobs is the most ever recorded in Mississippi.”




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The Montessori Academy of Jackson recently celebrated World Peace Day.  Participating were (from left) Lincoln Songcharoen, John Hudson Abel, Jake Aldy, Emmerson Laschanzky, Blue Harper Mitchel, R