Discussion is heating up after a request was made to the Madison County board of supervisors to de-annex the South Madison County Fire District in the areas that it overlaps with the city of Canton.
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Jacquelyn Eve Massey and Matthew Arba Thomas were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 5 at Saint Richard Catholic Church. The ceremony of family and close friends was officiated by Father John Bohn.
Canopy hosting gala.
Lane Myers, a graduate of Madison Central High School and the University of Alabama, is the Mississippi task force leader for the Ride for Kids Mississippi benefitting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
Madison Central High School’s September students of the month are (from left, back) Trey Smith, Joseph Perryman, Will Farthing and James Covington; (third row) Justice Rose, Connor Bell, Madison Biggerstaff and Carmen Sumrall; (second row) Josh Dear, Reid Hewitt and Christian Hawthorne; (front) Tyra Swan, Neely Kiihnl and Yolanda Edwards.
The Montessori Academy of Jackson recently celebrated World Peace Day. Participating were (from left) Lincoln Songcharoen, John Hudson Abel, Jake Aldy, Emmerson Laschanzky, Blue Harper Mitchel, Rio Horlings, and Carter Woodruff.
Madison-Ridgeland Academy’s students find themselves nearly half-way through the semester and excelling in more ways than one. Friendships, studies, and extracurricular activities are just a few areas where these girls find themselves thriving.
After allowing the books at the Charles Tisdale Library to rot, it now appears that the Jackson-Hinds Library System will let the city of Jackson foot the bill for disposing of them.
Last month, the Jackson-Hinds board of trustees voted to abandon its interests in the E. Northside Drive facility, effective September 30.
BEN W. SEALE JR. is the new president of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. Seale joined the board in 2014 and has been an active part of the DFM. “We are so honored to have a tremendously talented and passionate group of board members,” said Executive Vice President Mary Fortune.
The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi will host its annual Mississippi’s Walk for Diabetes on Sunday, October 6 at Southern Farm Bureau Life, 1-220, Watkins Drive exit. Registration starts at 1 p.m. with the walk ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. Participants can choose to walk or run the one-mile family fun route or 3.1/5K route.
Students who participated in New Stage’s Broadway Junior Camp for ages 11-18 included (from left, back) Darby Frost, Brian Stallings, Lauren Hite, and Timothy Magee; (fourth row) Avery Stallings, Anabel Morgan, Lucas Morrisey, Meagan Fuller; (third row) Theo Cooper, Georgia Conrad, Nicholas Sivak, Hart Jefferson, Mattie Ellis, Jeffrey Corneliu
St. Richards plans special event.
The Jackson Academy Carnival will take place on Tuesday, October 22 from 5-8 p.m. at the school’s main campus. The carnival is one of the primary fund-raisers for the Jackson Academy Association and is one of the oldest and largest fall festivals in the metro area.
Madison-Ridgeland Rotarian Nelson Atehortua discussed his recent travels to Europe and South America with fellow club members during a club luncheon. Shown are (from left) Johnny Black, Jara Miller, Atehortua, Fran Flood, and Felipe Zuluaga.
Belhaven is getting ever closer to establishing the city of Jackson’s first community improvement district, or CID.
The Greater Belhaven Foundation (GBF) recently submitted its draft petition for review by the city clerk and city legal department.
The Rotary Club of Jackson was recently presented a program by Sandra Shelson, executive director, Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi. Shelson has been a member of the Rotary Club of Jackson since 2013. She talked about the latest crisis in the health of our children “vaping”, specifically e-cigarettes.
Current officers and past presidents of Gallery Guild met to plan this fall’s lecture featuring Maureen Footer, renowned design historian and author of “Dior and His Decorators.” The lecture is set for October 8. at the Mississippi Museum of Art.
still voting for more than 80 years Iva Dee Bondurant has never missed an opportunity to cast her voteBy NIKKI ROWELL,
Americans made their way to the polls last week to have their voices heard in the midterm election.
Iva Dee Bondurant, a 102-year-old resident of Ridgeland, was no different, as she said taking part in the election was her civic duty.
Charlotte Seals has been named interim superintendent of the Madison County School District, as former superintendent, Kimber Halliburton has resigned.
According to the Madison County School District, Halliburton “plans to return to her hometown of Nashville to pursue other opportunities and take care of family issues.”
Mother’s Day is this weekend—you’re welcome fellow, forgetful procrastinators. When I was a kid, Mother’s Day meant signing my name to a card my dad had picked out and being just as surprised about what gift we gave my mom as she was when she opened it over breakfast in bed.
There is a ruthless killer on the loose in Mississippi. From dark alleys to dimly lit streets, to winding dirt roads leading to single family homes and through gated neighborhoods to the wealthiest in town, this killer has no mercy and finds its victims of all races, creeds and incomes.
I would like dinosaurs, gorillas, airplanes, people, robots, and that’s all I really want.
With love, Porter Jeffreys
jack dunaway’s caring heart leads to group performing small acts of kindness
Just one small act of kindness could turn a person’s day around. Nathan Dunaway, founder of the Do a Jack Attack group, is encouraging people to do small acts of kindness for others each day.
A proposal to sue the firm responsible for a $91 million overhaul of the city of Jackson’s water system fell flat at the February 19 city council meeting.
The council did not vote on a proposal to hire the Gibbs and Travis Law Firm to bring suit against Siemens USA.
The celebration and blessing of the marriage of Virginia Nell Parsons and Paul Jarlath Hughes was held at 5 p.m. on October 6 at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens in Nashville.
The bride’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Donald Parsons of Jackson. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Jarlath Hughes of Galway, Ireland.
Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital
The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).
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.
The Ridgeland Costco could be welcoming customers next spring.
Meanwhile, residents opposed to the store are still fighting the matter in court.
Developers have applied for and received a permit to clear the Costco site, which is located on the east side of Highland Colony Parkway south of the Old Agency Road roundabout.
A lot of Mississippians are happy with our existing state of affairs. Indeed, we are the most religious and generous state in the nation. We have great hunting and fishing, little pollution, great weather and plenty of room.
Michel still wants neighborhood improvement district
District 25 Sen. Walter Michel hopes the fourth time will be the charm when it comes to seeing a “neighborhood improvement district” bill passed.
The Northside senator is planning to introduce a bill creating the NIDs in the 2018 session.
Bomgar tackling transparency, the economy and Justice system in 2018
Mississippi House District 58 Rep. Joel Bomgar has a lot in store for the 2018 legislative session.
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.
Earlier this year, the state Legislature passed legislation that will require, beginning in January 2018, most governmental agencies to utilize reverse auctions when purchasing goods and services. The legislation was hailed as a means to set more responsible purchasing practices by governmental agencies and to save taxpayer money.
So I’m kind of a frugal guy. My wife says cheap, but that’s just semantics. I like cars that get good gas mileage.
I also don’t like air pollution, since my job often has me reading about how particulates from car exhaust and other sources cause childhood asthma, premature deaths and things like that.
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.