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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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Remember the Veterans

Memorial Day is Monday and many of us are looking to fire up our grills, sleep in and enjoy the day off. But let’s not forget the real reason for the holiday, the men and women in uniform who gave the ultimate sacrifice.


King of the Court

River Hills Men’s Tennis Association crowned a new king last week and handed Russell Morrison a big check for beating out 59 other men in the weekly tennis doubles competition. Ten other players also received checks. King of the Court is played every Monday night at River Hills.



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.


Tailgating

Fifth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School enjoyed a tailgate party with food and fun. The students have been studying football statistics as part of their math curriculum.


Can a lobbyist tell the truth?

By WILLIAM JEANS,

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.


Mississippi Cares

The Mississippi Hospital Association has made public a plan it’s been privately pushing, with no luck, to Gov. Phil Bryant to expand Medicaid to the working poor.


Club speaker

Jackie Warren Tatum, a former attorney and special assistant attorney general and now an author, spoke recently to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Shown are (from left) Rotarian Tom Parry, Tatum, and Rotary Club President Witt Ruffin.


PROJECT REZWAY

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Recyclable fashion to benefit reservoir

In fashion, one day you’re in and the next you’re out. However, recyclable fashion is always in style.

Somebody call Tim Gunn, because Keep the Rez Beautiful (KRB) is gearing up for its eighth annual Project Rezway, a recycling fashion fundraiser.



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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