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Claude Harbarger retiring from St. Dominic; Lester Diamond new president

After a 32 year association with St. Dominic, Claude W. Harbarger is retiring as president of St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. June 30.

Harbarger’s decision corresponds with St. Dominic’s transition of sponsorship to the Franciscan Calais Ministries and the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) on July 1.




Only two bids submitted to develop property across from convention complex

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Two developers are hoping second time’s the charm when it comes to developing the vacant property next to the Jackson Convention Complex.

Jackson city officials are hoping to develop the roughly 7.75-acre site across from the convention center, in part, to drive economic growth downtown.






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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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Arthur Warren Scott

Arthur Warren Scott was recently graduated during the 129th commencement exercises at Woodberry Forest School in Madison County, Virginia. He will attend Southern Methodist University. Scott is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David A. Scott of Jackson.


The secret garden

Garden Club of Jackson member and rose expert, Miriam Ethridge, has selected several of her favorite antique roses for purchase in The Secret Garden gift shop.  Miriam will be on hand to offer tips on these hardier varieties.  The Secret Garden is part of the club’s fund-raiser, scheduled April 20-21, will also offer garden tools, original artw


Plat Corrected

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District board recently approved a ratification of plat correction for Arbor Landing Phase 2B.

According to reservoir general manager John Sigman, the original plat omitted a utility easement, so a correction was submitted to the board for approval.


Scholarship presentation

Madison Ridgeland Academy fifth-grader Isabella Bentley received the Leigh Ann Ward Scholarship, one of the highest honors in the elementary this year. Dr. and Mrs. Ward established an Endowment Fund in memory of their daughter, Leigh Anne, who taught at MRA for 12 years.


Samaritan’s purse

Sixth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School packed shoe boxes for Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child. Shown are (from left) Thomas Coco, Reid Vineyard, Will Morgan, Knox Strebeck, and Charlie Penny.


Sophomore beaus

Madison Central High School’s Pawprint yearbook financial and production staffs hosted sophomore night of Beauty and Beau recently. Beaus include (from left) Brandon Strain, Clayton Fairchild and RJ Mack.





Teacher pay raises

A Mississippi House committee this week passed a bill that would raise teacher pay by $500 for each of the next two school years.

If the proposal becomes law, the starting pay for a teacher with a bachelor’s degree would increase by $1,000, to $35,390 in 2020.


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The Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce and Keep Ridgeland Beautiful received the 2018 Keep America Beautiful Innovative Partnership Award for Zinnia Fields Forever – a partnership between the Ridgeland