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Joseph Rosen was recently named rabbi for the Beth Israel Congregation in Jackson. The Rochester, Minn. native holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brandeis University and a master’s degree and Ordination from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati.
Jackson’s convention center could soon have new management.
The Lumumba administration announced last week that it was planning to issue a request for proposals for new managers for the Jackson Convention Complex (JCC).
Growing up, Ann was a feral child who never wore shoes to play. She thinks the perfect number of dogs in a home is five. Two years ago, she had a sudden revelation to open a pet store. She thinks Pillsbury frozen biscuits taste better than most homemade versions. Nothing makes Ann tear up like seeing a homeless kitten.
No raise again for beleaguered Jackson Police Department.
Jackson has lost 86 police officers in the last year. Even so, a pay raise likely won’t be on tap for Jackson’s finest as part of next year’s budget.
The Jackson City Council is expected to vote on the city’s 2020 fiscal year budget today, Thursday, September 12.
On Friday, September 13, 2019, at approximately 3:10 AM, a Madison police officer while on patrol observed a male subject acting suspiciously at the Exxon Fuel Station on Highway 51 that had been closed for the night. The officer also observed a vehicle which was occupied by another male subject near the gas pumps at the station.
A plan to rezone the Meadowbrook Office Park as a mixed-use district has sparked debate among Northsiders.
Some support the idea, saying the rezoning is needed to keep the area vibrant, while others argue the plans could increase traffic on relatively calm neighborhood streets.
A Hinds County chancery judge had disqualified three attorneys seeking to halt water shutoffs in the city of Jackson.
Yesterday, Judge Tiffany Grove ruled that attorneys Pieter Teeuwissen, Anthony Simon and Jeffrey Graves do have a conflict in the case.
I never get tired of seeing true democracy in action and that’s what we’ve got in this year’s Mississippi gubernatorial runoff.
We have two strong candidates, both with tons of experience, each with a differing viewpoint as to how to approach the pressing issues of the day. Now Mississippi Republicans have a choice.
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.”
The state recently scored a victory in its efforts to take over the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.
Randy Watkins, President/CEO of Randy Watkins Golf Group, announced today that Patrick Farms Golf Club will reopen after extensive renovations on Friday, September 6, 2019. The award-winning course, which opened in 1999, closed in June for major renovations to its greens, bunkers and upgrading many other aesthetic improvements.
Fondren Renaissance prepares exhibit.
MADISON RIDGELAND Academy and Jackson Academy will open district play Friday in a matchup that’s as much about bragging rights as it is playoff implications.
MRA comes into the game undefeated, having vanquished its first two foes, outscoring them 97-13.
Supporters of bills allowing the direct shipment of wine and the sale of wine in grocery stores are changing strategies after being unable to see the measures passed in recent legislative sessions.
Tom Shaheen was recently named president of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, the company that will oversee the implementation and operation of the state lottery. Shaheen comes to the Magnolia State after having helped to establish lotteries in Florida, Texas, Georgia and North Carolina.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recent graduate Ariel Cox’s is preparing to play basketball and track and field at Birmingham-Southern College.
Jackson Academy’s Silver Steppers for the 2019-2020 season are (from left, back) Vivien Stevens, Blair Wilson, Enisha Shelton, Mya Coins, Eliza Perkins, Caroline Bennett, Sophie Rhoden, Hayes Tharp, Elizabeth Copeland, Anna Lauren Parker, Avery Brooks; (middle row) Molly Baldwin, Kate Frost, Olivia Smith, Landry Lester, Mae Mathison, Anna Marga
First Presbyterian Day School students (from left) Blount Blackledge and Taylor Caton were chosen Most Athletic by their classmates for the 2018-19 year.
Grace Lynnley Miller, a recent homeschool graduate, was awarded a President’s Gold Scholarship from Baylor University in Waco. She will be enrolled at Baylor in their Honors College majoring in classical studies. She also received one of the two Christian Home Educators Connection (CHEC) Matthew 5:16 Scholarships awarded yearly.
The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently heard a talk on Lake Okhissa Project of the Scenic Rivers Development Alliance in Franklin County from member and architect Jack Allin (right) and businessman Wade Creekmore (center).
For those who think newspapers don’t make a difference, two recent votes by the state’s Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) board prove otherwise.
For years, the board had refused to report or make public revenues collected from pre-paid cell phones.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School lower school students enjoyed serving as the carpool safety patrol on the first day of school. They included (from left) Gigi Adams, Ella Johnson, and Bess Borne.
John A. Meynardie, (right) assistant U.S. attorney, criminal division, Southern District of Mississippi, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. The program was on the opioid epidemic in Mississippi. Shown are (from left) Daren LaMarca, Mike Dawkins, and Meynardie.
The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Hezekiah Watkins with the Freedom Riders to a recent meeting. He has written about the experience in his book. However, he shared part of his story with club members. In 1961, the Freedom Riders came to Jackson. Watkins was a 13-year-old boy at Rowan Junior High and was told to avoid the situtation.
The city of Ridgeland Mayor and board of aldermen have voted to approve a budget for fiscal year 2020 with approximately $24,262,925 in expenditures, which will include pay raises for several city officials and street overlay.
Pastor of Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church recently delivered an opening prayer to the state Senate.
MadCAAP’s fundraiser scheduled October 1.
Amanda Fontaine presented the program “Get Your ‘ASK’ In Gear” to the Rotary Club of Jackson by presenting facts regarding the history of Rotary’s membership.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year.
Participating on Jackson Academy’s 2017-2018 archery team this spring are (from left, back) Charlie Nutter, Owen Carter, Michael Hederman, Charlie Earl, Hiser Funderburg II; (second row) Jake McConnell, Ann Cole Hammons, Bailey Berry, Josh Watson, Will Pilkington, Josie Huff; (front) Caitlin Johnson, and Ashton Tate.
Mason Johnson was recognized at the Boy Scout Troop 63 of Birmingham Court of Honor with the rank of Eagle Scout. Johnson is a rising 11th-grader at Mountain Brook High School. He is the son of Amanda and Jay Johnson of Birmingham and grandson of Bettye and Dick Mason of Jackson.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School celebrated the Fourth Grade Crossing Service. At the closing lower school service of the 2018-19 school year, rising fifth graders received their certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth grade, and special recognition was given to those students who received awards for individual accomplishment.
It rarely makes sense for a legislature to pass laws that are unlikely to be enforced. But the Mississippi Legislature has done just that.
The Senate last week sent House Bill 80 to Gov. Phil Bryant. The bill forbids motorists from driving in the left-hand lane on a multi-lane roadway “whenever it impedes the flow of other traffic.”
A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in a case out of Ohio might be good news for Mississippi in trying to reduce the bloat in its voter rolls.
November was designated as National American Indian Heritage Month in August of 1990. Each year the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution celebrates this event with cultural and educational programs.