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5 things you didn’t know about JOHN SCARBROUGH

By NIKKI ROWELL,

He is allergic to sunlight. He is a huge Jerry Seinfeld fan. His wife took him to a show in NYC. He played soccer at Mississippi State University for four years. He, his wife and children all have the same taste in music. They went as a family to see U2. He volunteers with Friends of Children’s Hospital and serves on the board.



Robert Drive boil water notice

Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the city of Jackson has issued a boil water notice for residents on Robert Drive.

The notice affects about 25 connections between 1301 and 1650, according to city documents.

Residents are urged to boil their water for at least one minute before consuming it.



City spending millions on problems involving Siemens contract

By ANTHONY WARREN,

The city of Jackson has spent close to $3 million since last April to address problems associated with the Siemens contract.

Now, the city is trying to recoup those costs and much more.

The Lumumba administration recently filed suit against the firm and some of its subcontractors seeking $225 million in damages.






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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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Improvements

Christy Campbell, marketing and business development manager for Northpark Mall, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Campbell and colleague Seth Reeks, marketing coordinator for the mall, discussed improvements and renovations underway at the 34-year-old retail center.


Farm day

Enjoying feeding the animals on Farm Day at Covenant Presbyterian Preschool are (from left) Davis Spitler, James Morris, Tyler Young, and Ric Rutledge.

 


Exceeds Projections

More than 240,000 people have visited the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum since opening on December 9, 2017. State tourism officials had projected 180,000 visits for the two museums in their first year in operation.


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.


Celebrate ARC

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held an open house in the new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC). Shown are (from left) Grace and Shinn Lee.


Represent sophomores

Jackson Academy sophomore class officers and representatives (from left, back) Lila Robertson, Priya Ray, Anna Claire Seago, Ally Sessums, Thomas Arnold, Sophie Hays; (front) Mackenzie Coburn, Jenna Daly, Ava Couey and Caroline Harrington will serve together during the 2018-2019 academic year.



Homecoming seniors

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Homecoming 2018. Members of the Homecoming Court representing the senior class are (from left) Lindsay Moriarity, Anna K. Case, Anna Kathryn Becker, Mia Hammond, and Kate Coffin.


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


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Breaking News

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE


Obituaries

Social

Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year.