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Miss Massey and Thomas to exchange wedding vows July 5 at St. Richard

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Christopher Massey of Jackson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacquelyn Eve Massey, to Matthew Arba Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Arba Thomas of Madison.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edwin Stedman of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Gaines Roger Massey of Brandon.


Costly Affair

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Expenses associated with incorporation funded by donations.

Ongoing efforts to incorporate Gluckstadt have come with a price tag. Multiple trials, appeals, expert witnesses and more have racked up some hefty fees.


Parenting: Isn’t it Ironic?

By ELIZABETH QUINN,

Living with children is like living out Alanis Morissette’s song, “Ironic.” Isn’t it ironic that my children suddenly become allergic to playing outside when I need them to so I can cook supper? It’s almost as ironic as how quickly they flee the house when I we need to leave to go somewhere in the next 10 minutes.


City spending millions on problems involving Siemens contract

By ANTHONY WARREN,

The city of Jackson has spent close to $3 million since last April to address problems associated with the Siemens contract.

Now, the city is trying to recoup those costs and much more.

The Lumumba administration recently filed suit against the firm and some of its subcontractors seeking $225 million in damages.



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Duke Talent Search

Mannsdale Upper Elementary School fourth-graders who participated in the Duke Talent Search include (from left, back) Chloe Griggs, Walker Knight, Cathleen Zheng, Nyasia Brown, Gideon Basden, My’Angel Robinson, Porter Dancy; (third row) Abigail McKinney, Phoebe Coulter, Caitlyn Wagoner, Ashley Turner, Joseph Candler, Blake Valentine, Brooke Whi


Work in Progress

Gating ordinance changes overlooks public comment process.

It’s back to the drawing board for Jackson’s public access gating ordinance, only weeks after two contentious public hearings exposed flaws in the statute.



Claude Harbarger retiring from St. Dominic; Lester Diamond new president

After a 32 year association with St. Dominic, Claude W. Harbarger is retiring as president of St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. June 30.

Harbarger’s decision corresponds with St. Dominic’s transition of sponsorship to the Franciscan Calais Ministries and the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) on July 1.




ONE CAN AT A TIME

By LAUREN MCMILLIN,

Jacob Bullock gives away birthday to adopt Lemur at Duke University

It’s not every day that a third-grader, now a rising fourth-grader, gives away his birthday, let alone adopts an endangered animal across the country. Yet that’s exactly what St. Andrew’s Episcopal School student Jacob Bullock has done for the past year.


Only two bids submitted to develop property across from convention complex

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Two developers are hoping second time’s the charm when it comes to developing the vacant property next to the Jackson Convention Complex.

Jackson city officials are hoping to develop the roughly 7.75-acre site across from the convention center, in part, to drive economic growth downtown.


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Graduate Fire academy

Firefighters (from left) Geron P. Allen and Malcolm R. Scott of the Ridgeland Fire Department recently graduated from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter I-II course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy.


Fakebook

The bipartisan sentiment building up in Washington against social media giants Facebook and Google suggests that in the not-too-distant future, changes will be forced on them to reduce their monopolies, curb their snooping and better police the content they distribute.


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



Club speaker

Keith Key, PE, of Mississippi Solar was a guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Jackson. Solar energy was first “discovered” in 1954 with silicon-based solar cells used for remote telecommunication sites. Shown are (from left) Rotary President Neddie Winters, Key, and Janet Scott of the Greater Jackson Arts Council.


Acolytes

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School lower school students recently served as acolytes during Big Chapel. Shown are (from left) Reed Chudy, Ravi Patel, Ayden Seale, Baani Bedi, Eloise Turnage, Alice McElroy, Reese Hall, and Eli Pace.

 


Most artistic

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

 



Beauties and beaux

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted to represent the junior class as beauties and beaux are (from left) Henry Lee, Mary Gray White, Don Waller, Mary Liz Black, Land Gebhart and Katie Carter.


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Determination

Shearer overcomes back injury to continue love of dance at Indiana University

What at one point seemed impossible for a young ballerina has now become a reality.

After suffering a back injury, Mary Kate Shearer is attending Indiana University Bloomington and is now part of the ballet program at the Jacobs School of Music.






2017 Debutantes

PRESENTATION BALL SCHEDULED NOVEMBER 24

This 84Th year’s formal presentation of debutantes as planned by the executive board of the Debutante Club of Mississippi, Inc. will take place Friday, November 24 in the ballroom of the Country Club of Jackson.




Tiny state agency plans on issuing $895 million bond

By WYATT EMMERICH,

When a Tiny backwater state agency published a public notice in the newspaper that it planned on issuing up to $895 million in state debt, it raised some eyebrows.

The Municipal Gas Authority of Mississippi (MGAM) only has a half-dozen or so employees, but that isn’t stopping the 30-year-old agency from some whopping plans.



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Breaking News

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE


Obituaries

Social

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