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Betty McCarty Edwards

Betty McCarty Edwards, age 96, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2019 at St. Catherine’s Village. There will be a private family graveside service on Saturday, May 25th.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church of Jackson followed by visitation in the church courtyard.


service to country

Northsider returns home from iraq as part of his travels around the world with National Guard

After spending three months in Iraq, Dr. Scott Carlton was eager to get home, spend time with his family, catch up with friends, get back to work and have a good slice of bacon.




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.


Duke Talent Search

Mannsdale Upper Elementary School fourth-graders who participated in the Duke Talent Search include (from left, back) Chloe Griggs, Walker Knight, Cathleen Zheng, Nyasia Brown, Gideon Basden, My’Angel Robinson, Porter Dancy; (third row) Abigail McKinney, Phoebe Coulter, Caitlyn Wagoner, Ashley Turner, Joseph Candler, Blake Valentine, Brooke Whi


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.





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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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Railing at the wind

By THOMAS RAMSEY,

I have always disliked wind. No. That is not strong enough. I hate wind. I am sure this is quite irrational. Wind exists. It is a part of the reality of nature, where it has its purposes, including pollination and driving wind farms. Many are annoyed by it and some are considerably annoyed. Some people actually like wind, especially sailors.


State recognition

Twelve Jackson Academy seventh-graders (from back, left) Ava Ladner, Elizabeth Copeland, Jeffery Gao, Parker Yarborough, Samuel Long, Camille Towery; (front) Bailey Berry, Sydney Grace Hewitt, Cade Breland, Lucy Elfert, Houston Hearn, and Dev Sharma earned state recognition for their performance in the Duke TIP program during the 2017-2018 scho


New at First Pres

New faculty at First Presbyterian Day School include (from left, back) Ceci Rutledge, Abby Heavener, Barbara Porter, Kendal Waters; (front) Tara McDaniel, Sarah Brantley, Katherine Rash, Hilary Vosen, and Jana Heimer.


All about me

First Presbyterian Day School second-graders created autobiographies about themselves. Shown are (from left) Samuel Woo, Charlotte Lucas, Peyton Woods, and Mary Gayle Wright.


Friendliest

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Friendliest are (from left) Jacob Beard and Jewels Tauzin.


Club speaker

Jason Carl Rosenberg, a composer, conductor, and music cognition researcher was a recent speaker at the Rotary Club of Jackson.  Having worked in Switzerland and Singapore for several years, Dr. Rosenberg is active in several contemporary music scenes in the U.S.



Crack the whip

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

My cruise-mate Edrie Royals and Jackson companions Margaret Vise, Ann Barksdale, Carole Kirkland and I were on a Danube River cruise and our boat had docked near Kalosca, Hungary.

The tour Edrie and I had picked out for this stop was the cowboy rodeo in Kalosca.


Superkids

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners dressed up as their favorite Superkids character. The Superkids curriculum develops reading skills in concert with other language skills, so children understand the relationship between written and spoken language.  Shown are (from left) Gabe Brown, Maddie Reeves, Remi Cash, and Benny Moss.


LUCY CLEMENT

Jackson Academy senior, was recognized as a semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Clement will continue in competition to be a finalist for Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring.


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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