Ray Albert Thompson, age 88, died on August 16th at his home in Ridgeland, MS. Ray was the husband of Vivian S. Thompson. They had been married for 35 years.
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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.
Richard Roberson minces no words when he hears people argue that there’s no reason to expand Medicaid to the working poor since they can already get free medical care at hospital emergency rooms if they can’t afford to pay for it.
The Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriot Pride dance team attended UDA camp at Mississippi State University. Laura Lee Boyles, Mae Correro, Haleigh Hall, Lauren Head, Leigh Tucker, and Emory Ware were selected as All-American dancers.
Madison County School District is working to accommodate growth with lasting additions including a new facility to house sixth-graders in the Germantown zone.
Ann Smith Elementary and Mannsdale Upper Elementary will also soon get additional space.
Clifford Macgowan III was born on June 22, 1949, in Jackson, Mississippi, the elder son of Thelma Thompson Macgowan (T) and Clifford Macgowan, Jr., (Kip). On August 16, 2019, he met his Maker following an 18-month battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
A settlement could be on the horizon in the city of Jackson’s $225 million lawsuit against Siemens Industry.
In a letter dated August 14, attorneys for the city of Jackson and Siemens Industry Inc. notified the courts that the parties had “decided to try to reach a resolution through mediation.”
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.
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.
The Reverend Eddie Spencer, author, and former inmate recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Jackson. He shared his journey from prison to redemption. Shown are (from left), Janet Scott, club president; Spencer, and Jim Rosenblatt.
This tuesday Mississippians will enjoy the wonderful privilege of being able to vote in free and open elections. What a blessing!
According to the website Freedom House, only 45 percent of the world population can vote in free elections. Thirty percent are partly free. Twenty-five percent are not free.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Vincent Pratt announce the marriage of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Pratt, to Trenton James Wallis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tobian Kyle Wallis.
The coming weeks promise to be busy for leaders with two Northside community groups, who are pushing forward with plans to implement “community improvement districts” (CIDs).
Contractors managing the Savanna Street Wastewater Treatment Plant discharged some four billion gallons of untreated wastewater into the Pearl River between December and May.
However, Public Works Director Robert Miller said the firm likely didn’t have a choice.
Jackson will have to transfer $200,000 to the Jackson Zoological Park immediately, or the park will be forced to close.
The city council has set July 30 for a special meeting to vote on making the immediate allocation for the “purpose of operating and maintaining the Jackson Zoo” or face closure by August 16.
Rebel Drive has a new stream and waterfall, but that's not a good thing. A water pipe apparently collapsed under the street and the water is gushing out and buckling and cracking the road in multiple places. Residents called the Jackson water department Monday but no action had been taken.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Vincente Patti announce the engagement of their daughter, Sydney-Kirk Patti, to Austin Davis Vaughn. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Kimberly Davis Clark.
Miss Patti is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Jack Parks and Dixie Patti and the late Vito Daniel Patti.
The Ridgeland Police Department’s new fitness facility is expected to be complete next month.
The Phoenix Club of Jackson is a group of young professional men who support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi through fundraising events and campaigns. Its members are business, social and philanthropic leaders who strive to help their community’s youth.
As a patient, do you ever find yourself frustrated with the lack of access to your physician or long wait times for appointments? Somehow, patients have become lost in the current system, and physicians have become frustrated with bureaucratic red tape that prevents them from taking care of the patients that they have taken an oath to serve.
Influenced by the Garden District in New Orleans, a new residential development will soon be in the works in the city of Madison.
The Madison board of aldermen recently voted to approve the site plan for the residential portion of the Village.
Ross Weems is president of the Phoenix Club of Jackson. Weems, who has been an active member of the board since 2015, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University and currently is first vice president with BankPlus’ Private Client Group in Jackson.
The first scheduled hearing in the annexation case involving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is slated for January 24.
Two cities, Flowood and Pearl, are attempting to annex land surrounding Jackson-Evers, in what city of Jackson officials call a “tax grab.”
The city of Ridgeland’s weekly farmers’ market, True Local Market, has been extended into the new year.
True Local Market began in October and was expected to run through the end of December 2018. However, due to the success of the market, it will continue.
Over the years as a newspaper publisher, I have received dozens of letters from prison inmates seeking help. Typically, they write about horrendous conditions, unfair treatment, brutality or proclaim their innocence.
A master plan for the Capitol Complex Improvement District (CCID) should be in place by mid-March.
Just months after the firms were brought on, Waggoner Engineering/AJA Consultants and Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons are expected to wrap up work on the plan by the spring.
RIDGELAND MUNICIPAL COURT TO OFFER FEE WAIVER PROGRAM FOR OUTSTANDING ARREST WARRANTS ON CONTEMPT OF COURT
The Ridgeland Police Department in conjunction with Ridgeland Municipal Court will offer a Fee Waiver Program for individuals with arrest warrants for Contempt of Court (Failure to Appear). This period will begin Tuesday, February 19th and end Friday, March 1st, 2019.
Thad Cochran’s life will be remembered for its devotion to Mississippi and gentlemanly approach to solving the problems this nation and this state face.
Five homeowners are holding up progress on the Belhaven Creek Improvement Project, but that number could soon be reduced to four, with the owners of one home could soon relent, following a meeting with city officials to discuss the project.
Madison Ridgeland Academy K4 students (from left) Holt Kowalski and Roman Wilson enjoy learning and coloring in class.
Jackson Academy kindergarten students (from left) Dommy Mink, Ali Clare Simpson, Nylah Longino-Henderson, and Owen Gay learned about planting seeds in science class.
Jackson Academy students (from left) Harper Cooley, Allyssa Lynskey, Mae Walker McLemore, Stone Skipper, Cash Dickson, and MJ Funchess Jr. enjoyed their first day in the first grade.
Mike Hurst, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Mississippi, U.S. Department of Justice was a recent speaker for the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) Rotary President Neddie Winters, Hurst and Ashby Foote of the Jackson City Council.
Madison Central High School senior homecoming court members are (from left, back) Michael Zhang, Myles Hopson, Haaris Patel, Westbrooks Ross, Neil Storey, Shacobia Luckett; (front) Ally Henson, Bonnie Hill, Sydney Storm, Vertreace Sanders, Qunnie Hill and Hannah Brady.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Andrea, Henry and Jay Sanders.
Life and humanity is a puzzle, a puzzle in which we spend a lifetime finding missing pieces and learning where the pieces fit together in order to make us feel complete. I was missing a glaring piece of my puzzle, the motherhood piece. This is my story of completing the puzzle of motherhood.
First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders participate in “Spirit Days” on the Tuesdays of their home football games. Shown are (from left) Reid Vineyard, Stewart Grubbs, Nick Kogan and Preston Marion.