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Water Billing Upgrades

Jackson is spending another $947,000 to shore up its water system.

Last week, the city council approved entering into contract with Mythics, Inc.



5 things you didn’t know about WRIGHT SCOTT

By NIKKI ROWELL,

He was a member of the Jackson Academy chess club during his high school years. He doesn’t consider himself much of a comic book fan, except for the X-Men. He likes to spend his Sunday mornings out by the lake bird watching. He is an avid tennis player. He has worked at Great Scott in every capacity, from bookkeeping to cleaning.



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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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Farm life

Students in the listening and spoken language class at Magnolia Speech School enjoyed learning about the farm and even milked a cow. Shown are (from left) Barrett Vaughn, Ami Hall, Sehaj Babber, EJ Nichols, Gaby Mazy, Betty Murphy and Smith Barksdale.


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.


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.


Swearing in

John K. Bramlett Jr. was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as District Attorney for the 20th Circuit Court District (Madison and Rankin Counties). He replaces Michael Guest who was elected to the U.S. Congress. The appointment was effective January 1, 2019, and Mr. Bramlett will fulfill the last year of Mr. Guest’s unexpired term.



Red team

Jackson Prep 2017-18 seventh-grade girls basketball red team includes members (from left, back) Teddie Duckworth, Kelsey Clay, Trevor Robinson, Tyler Reeves; (front) Akhila Adari, Allison Currie, Kate Ferguson, Ryleigh Wells.

 


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.



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.   


Biology award

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year. Shown are (from left) AP biology teacher Krissy Rehm and CJ Carron, recipient of the book award for AP biology: The Frances Elizabeth Dyess Memorial Prize.


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Breaking News

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER LIFT

The precautionary boil water notice for the following... READ MORE


Obituaries

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