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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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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.


New Rotary member

Nancy Suzonne “Suzy” Tubb was inducted into the Rotary Club of North Jackson at a recent meeting. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at noon on Tuesdays at the Rickhouse. Shown are (from left) Jon Turner, Tubb, and Ann Somers.

 

 


Animal habitat

First-graders at First Presbyterian Day School created an “animal habitat” display with  creative art and writing projects. Shown are (from left) Tully Hogan, Benny Moss, Davison Tyra, and Erin Fontaine.


Seniors 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) Bryan, Olivia and Connie Lantrip.

 


STARs all

Jackson Prep 2018-19 Star students and teachers include (from left, standing) John Haberman, Kimberly Reedy, Marsha Hobbs, Cory Caton, Anna Griffin, Kimberly Van Uden, Ricky Black; (seated) Anna Katherine Cooper, Alex Gibbs, Abigail Pittman, Catherine Watson, Genevieve Hurst, McKenzie Nichols, Edwin Griffis, Eliza Burnham, Andrew Wasson and Cha



Wittiest

Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Wittiest Girl and Boy were (from left) Annie Rogers and Will Gage.


Book drive

Student volunteers (from left) Lucy Clement, Clayton Mahaffey, Sandon Guild, Webb Strickland, and Gibson Cheney collected books donations for Teen Trendsetters and Big House Books at morning carpool during Jackson Academy’s 60th Anniversary book drive.

 


Most points

First Presbyterian Day School rising sixth grader Emily Maggio broke the school’s record for the most Accelerated Reader points in one year. Shown are Maggio (left) and Librarian Jana Heimer.


Got an “A”

Sen. Walter Michel (left) recently visited with former Madison County Schools Superintendent Kimber L. Halliburton, one of 18 school leaders who visited the Capitol to be honored with a presentation of Senate Concurrent Resolution 540 saluting them for achieving an “A” accreditation rating for the 2017-18 school year.


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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.




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

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.