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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.


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Beemon Drugs closing

Beemon Drugs Owner Lester Hailey has announced that the iconic North Jackson drug store will be closing on June 25. 

A notice was posted at the Maywood Mart institution today. 

The store, which has been a staple on the Northside for years, is known for providing home delivery of medications to customers. 










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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.

 


Honor Roll mississippi college

Northsiders were recently named to Mississippi College’s Dean’s and President’s Lists.

On the Dean’s List are Joseph Abbott Jr., Atul Aggarwal, Andrew Ahlrich, Lydia Aluko, Peyton Barnett, Courtney Brooks, Patrick Bufkin, Gabrielle Buteau, Charlene Claudio, Mason Crowe, Mackenzie Danaher, Katherine Fritts;



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.

 


Freshman beauties

Madison Ridgeland Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Students selected as ninth-grade beauty and beau winners were (from left) Grayson Adams, Braeden Watters, Patton Wilson, William Pentecost, Lily Kate Farrar, Avery James, Lacy Lockey and Kaitlyn Freeman.   


Mystery club

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seventh and eighth-graders recently performed humorous mysteries in their spring play, The Mystery Club: Episodes One and Two, by Ross Mihaiko, at the north campus Center for Performing Arts.


Softball player

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the softball team. Shown are (from left) Hillis, Edward, Anna Kathryn and Ann Day Becker.


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.


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Hall of fame

At the recent Madison Ridgeland Academy graduation ceremony, graduates (from left) Cooper Ruwe, Rachel Russell, Caitlin Coon, Clay Chance, Anna Claire Bowdon and Lennis Barlow were selected as inductees to the MRA Hall of Fame.



County approves budget

Madison County has finalized their budget for the 2018 fiscal year, which begins October 1. County officials have set a budget of approximately $86 million, $13 million more than last year’s $73 million.

The budget was approved 3-1, with District 2 Supervisor Trey Baxter opposing. District 5 Supervisor Paul Griffin was absent.



Ere we forget

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

It’s amazing how many things we take for granted.

“She’ll always be our little Tootsie Roll.” That’s the way husband Willard spoke of our daughter, Linda Gail, so many times. Ah, but so much can change in a heartbeat.




Malawi initiative

Madison-Ridgeland Rotarians were updated during a recent lunch program on Clean Water for Malawi, an initiative to provide fresh water sources in Africa. Shown are (from left) club members Craig Sosebee, Felipe Zuluaga, speaker Stanley King, and M-R Rotary President Steven Jackson.


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Breaking News

Jackson city officials are continuing to shut off accounts for delinquent water customers,... READ MORE


Obituaries

Social

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