Gubernatorial runoffs are a rare occurrence in Mississippi’s history. In fact, the most recent was nearly three decades ago. Like so many of you, I have struggled to reach a decision on the right plan of action in this runoff election.
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Freeland Harris Magruder, Jr. 89, passed away peacefully at Hospice Ministries on July 10, 2019, sixteen days shy of his 90th birthday. He was born on July 26, 1929 in Memphis, TN, the son of Freeland Harris Magruder, Sr., and Adele Critz Magruder.
John Irwin Kassel, 84, of Madison, MS, passed away on August 16, 2019, in Austin TX. John was born in New Orleans, LA to Philip Charles Kassel and Iris Mire Kassel on January 23, 1935. John attended Tulane University. He married JoAnn Morvant on Nov 3, 1956.
A popular Northside park could soon be named after a late Jackson Academy student.
Ward Three Councilman Kenneth Stokes has introduced an ordinance to rename Parham Bridges Park to Parham Bridges/Frances Fortner Park.
Medical marijuana ballot initiative signatures submitted
Mississippians for Compassionate Care submitted 105,686 certified signatures from registered voters to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office, placing medical marijuana on the 2020 ballot. [Steve Wilson]
Madison-Ridgeland Academy students who maintained the highest academic average among all sports and activities for the 2018-2019 school year were (from left) Alexandra Cullom, Nicolas Rowan, Bryce Ishee, Brewer Hughes, Wilson Benton, Ridge Futral.
If Northsiders think the grass in the a little taller than usual along the interstate, they’d be right.
Officials with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) are struggling to keep up with maintaining the medians, in part, because of the heavy rains.
Northsiders were among the 1,254 SPRING graduates from Hinds Community College.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Holland Townes (center) during the 2019 Senior Night. He was recognized with the baseball team. He is shown with his parents Andrew, Holland and Jan Townes.
Another loss. Another time of grief. My generation experiences death of friends and loved ones with each passing day; and, with every one, we are left with voids that cannot be filled. That`s where we are in the cycle of life. We can see the end, and we are amazed that it is close by.
OMAHA — This is written from the College World Series where a packed house of more than 22,000 fans pays to watch each game at sparkling TD Ameritrade Park.
“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.
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.
This summer, Jackson resident Erin Smith will move to Los Angeles, not to try to make it on the big screen, but to train under world-renowned plastic surgeons as a part of her fellowship.
She will be trained by Dr. Paul Nassif, who stars on the television show “Botched” and Dr. Babak Azizzadeh.
Consider the following scenario.
An outside entity approaches Mississippi and says that it wants to invest a billion dollars a year in the state indefinitely and create thousands of new jobs. The only catch is that the state has to put up $100 million a year, too.
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.
Mississippi State University is honoring construction industry leader Richard A. Rula with its highest alumni honor. In a campus ceremony on March 1 the Northsider will be recognized formally as the university’s 2019 National Alumnus.
A Birmingham law firm will determine whether or not Jackson has a suit against Siemens.
The Jackson City Council recently approved hiring Lightfoot, Franklin and White LLC to “investigate and pursue claims and litigation against Siemens.”
The measure was approved following two special sessions.
Over the years I've heard it said or read it written many times: The quality of top tier college baseball, like that played in the SEC, is the equivalent of Class AA professional baseball.
That's just not so.
Brian Pugh, deputy executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) spoke recently to the Metro Jackson Lions Club. Pugh spoke about the organization and its efforts to bring new development and businesses to the state. Shown are (from left) Lion Harold Neal and Pugh.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently announced 15 students as the 2018-19 Guillot Global Fellows. Established in 2010 by Creath Louis Guillot ’75, the Guillot endowment provides grants to upper school students for service-oriented international travel.
From West Nile to Zika Virus, a new bug-transmitted illness seems to make its way to Mississippi every few years.
Instead of worrying about what could be, though, at least one insect expert says Northsiders have enough home-grown infectious diseases to worry about.
There was no way that Donald Trump’s historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would live up to the U.S. president’s hype.
Phyllis Polk Johnson MSN, RN, FNP-BC, a member of the Governor’s Opioid Task Force was a recent speaker for the Rotary Club of Jackson. Johnson discussed the rise in the abuse of heroin because of the availability of the drug, the inexpensive cost and the similar affects to prescription narcotics.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the lower school’s closing chapel, during which rising fifth-graders received certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth grade.
With the statewide political campaigns gearing up, we are sure to hear often this year from candidates who say they want to stop government overreach from stifling small businesses, innovative startup companies, and job creation in Mississippi. This is a worthy goal.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School varsity boys basketball team recently held their senior night, recognizing the seniors on the team and their parents. Shown are (from left) Christian, Thandi, Garrison and Vangela Wade.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Early Childhood students celebrated Mardi Gras by forming the Krewe of Little Saints and parading for the first to fourth-graders, tossing beads to the cheering throngs along the way. Shown are (from left) Abby Ireland, Bea Birdsall, Caitlin Penton, Hayden Lee, and Gia Ngo.