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Contact advisory expanded to Belhaven Creek, Big Creek

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) revised its general water contact advisory for the Jackson area to include Big Creek and Belhaven Creek, including a sandbar called “Belhaven Beach,” where it flows into the Pearl River.  These two water bodies are added to the original advisory issued May 16 based on


James P. “Jim” Spell

James P. “Jim” Spell, MD, the son of Jay P. Spell and Corinne Kervin Spell, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at his home in Oxford. He was 89 years of age. The cause of death was complications of Parkinson’s Disease and cancer. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 11:00 A.M.





salute to graduates Madison Ridgeland Academy Seniors 2019

Students in the Madison Ridgeland Academy Class of 2019 include: Lucas Evan Agent, Vidyarth Balasubramaniam, Anna Catherine Barlow, Luke Spencer Barr, Wilson Scott Benton, Mary Scott Bishop, Madeleine Adene Blaylock, John Parker Blewett, James Travis Byrd, Caroline Tucker Cameron, Cecil John Cartwright IV, Grant James Case, Alexandra Elizabeth



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Plan to Complete Project

One project planned for the Capitol Complex Improvement District (CCID) will finish a job undertaken by the city of Jackson years ago.


Chi Alpha Mu members

Jackson Prep Chi Alpha Mu 2019 members include (from left, back) Will Skipper, Sam Stogner, Jackie Chen, Harrison Jones, William Walker, Maddox Noe, Walker Headley, Jeffrey Jordan, George Pittman, Anna Blaire Bryant, Callie Knotts; (third row) Addi Shelton, Maggie McMillan, Chase Thompson, Tyler Reeves, Reid Sushenia, Walker Box, Colton Holman,


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City Interested in Loan

Jackson could get some much-needed help in addressing its water and sewer infrastructure needs in the form of a long-term, low-interest loan.


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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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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.


Thanksgiving

First-graders at First Presbyterian Day School celebrated Thanksgiving by making their annual t-shirts, head-dresses, and jewelry.


Celebrates 101 years

Ouida Williamson (left) gets a big hug from Eva Hart, director of Reflections Choir at First Baptist Church-Jackson. Williamson celebrated her 101st birthday recently and is one of only three church members who are 100 years old or older.


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


Friendliest

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


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.


Paper party

The Annandale Chapter, Mississippi State Society Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored a genealogy Paper Party recently at a restaurant in Flowood.  Guest genealogist was Billie Breedlove, Vice President General, NSDAR. Shown are (from left) Debbie Cannon, Annandale chapter regent, and Stewart.


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.


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.


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Breaking News

Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the city of Jackson has issued a boil water notice... READ MORE


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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