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Riverside project stymied by lack of funding and unforeseen issues

Four years after it was approved by Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission, the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project has yet to get off the drawing board.

Part of the reason is the city is still determining how to pay for it. Part of it is the second phase might require more work than initially expected.




lasting tribute

Stadium gate named in honor of longtime supporters of University of Mississippi

New signage at Gate 14 of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will serve as a lasting tribute to University of Mississippi alumnus Northsiders Roger Friou and his wife, Susie, who have made a major gift in support of Ole Miss athletics.





City progresses with efforts to hire consultant for long term capital improvement plan

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A private consultant could be in place this summer to help the city determine how to address its water, sewer and road needs.

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba’s administration is in talks with a team of consultants interested in helping the city draw up a long-range capital improvement plan.




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‘Ranks High’

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Museum Boulevard high priority according to CCID criteria

Jackson taxpayers will be spending nearly $2 million in new infrastructure funds to repave Museum Boulevard, while far worse – and far busier – streets in the city remain untouched.





News Briefs

New Madison Development

The Magnolia District, a new development coming to downtown Madison, will bring fine dining, luxury retail and professional office space to the area.

The development will be located on nine acres in downtown Madison near the intersection of Madison Avenue and Magnolia Street.


Regions Bank

By ROBERT LEARD,

Wait a second. Look closer.

The email looks like it’s from the CEO. Or the CFO. It seems legitimate, and they’re telling you to wire some money from here to there – fast.

You don’t want to disappoint anyone. After all, it’s the boss’s orders.






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Little Dribblers

Jackson Academy second-graders (from left, back) Josh Hubbard, Lillian Griner, Joseph New, Perry James, Gabriella Lomax, Carson Lester, Knox Seward, Ella Kate Sijansky, Kate Vollor, Austin McNeil; (third row) Jordyn Funchess, Daulton Lynskey, Ella Williams, Colton Ogden, Brennan Davis, Haley Barbour, Pettey Sandifer, Clay Chustz, Sarah Logan, H


Susan Draughn

Susan Draughn has been named Madison Central High School’s Parent of the Year. Draughn serves as the 2018-2109 Madison Central PTO President. She has served in numerous PTO roles in each Madison zone school throughout the years, including PTO President at Rosa Scott School from 2016-2018.


Spotlight

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s basketball teams recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing seniors on the teams and their families. Shown are (from left) Burney, Hannah Clay and Hannah King.


Honored

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s basketball teams recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing seniors on the teams and their families. Shown are (from left) Kelly, Olivia and Shannon Hardwick.


Most artistic

Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Most Artistic were (from left) Eleanor Baker and Jonathan Booker.

 


April students

Madison Central High School April Students of the Month are (from left, back) Camden Romero, Amy Lin, Rowen Hays, Cash Henderson, Oliver Price; (front) Audrey Kilgore, Gracie Coulter, Amy Pang, Brogan Randall and Cameron Rogillio. Not pictured: David Ramsey, Hunter Roby, Caleb Moak and Jhada Carmel. 


Creative cells

First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders presented creative cell models in science class. Shown are (from left) Preston Marion, Thomas Coco, Hayden Jones, and Charlie Norris.


Helps the House

Havens Smith (right) recently served as a page for the Mississippi House of Representatives. Smith is the daughter of Cassie and Carter Smith and attends Jackson Preparatory School.  She is also the granddaughter of Gwen and T.J. Anderson of Jackson and Dot and Briggs Smith of Batesville.


Spirit night

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Lower School Spirit Night at the Saints’ football game versus Velma Jackson. Shown are (from left) Anna Clay Wadlington, Miley Ray, and Mary Oliver Wadlington.

 


Historical fiction

Jackson Academy students (from left) Annie Craig, Barron Mosal, Sarah Kathryn Williams, and Liam Spratlin recently authored works of historical fiction about President Abraham Lincoln.

 


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JA student killed in car crash, one day before she was to graduate

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.

Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.

The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.





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.





Child's Prayer

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).


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.


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Breaking News

(May 21, 2019,  Jackson, Miss.) Claude W. Harbarger, FACHE, has informed St. Dominic’s... READ MORE


Obituaries

Ann Klaus Holloman, 80, passed away Sunday May 19. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m... READ MORE


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Aaron Pelch, interim athletic director and head football coach at Millsaps College, has been formally named as athletic director. Pelch will continue to serve as head football coach.