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Tempest in teapot

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.



Junior officers

Juniors serving as class officers on the Jackson Academy Student Council for 2019-2020 are (from left) Alice Williams, Priya Ray, Thomas Arnold, and Ava Couey. Not pictured: Lila Robertson.


Pistol-packing Mama

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Marion Farrar’s life has included serving as PTA president to sheriff in the past 100 years.

Since her birth in 1919, Marion Farrar has had a lot of titles including mom, wife, friend, grandmother and, for a time, Sheriff.







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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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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.


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;


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.”



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




Founder

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently inducted four new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame. Shown are (from left) boys soccer coach Simon Barinas and inductee Albert Lyle, who founded the Saints soccer program and introduced organized soccer to 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