Ray Albert Thompson, age 88, died on August 16th at his home in Ridgeland, MS. Ray was the husband of Vivian S. Thompson. They had been married for 35 years.
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John Irwin Kassel, 84, of Madison, MS, passed away on August 16, 2019, in Austin TX. John was born in New Orleans, LA to Philip Charles Kassel and Iris Mire Kassel on January 23, 1935. John attended Tulane University. He married JoAnn Morvant on Nov 3, 1956.
Richard Roberson minces no words when he hears people argue that there’s no reason to expand Medicaid to the working poor since they can already get free medical care at hospital emergency rooms if they can’t afford to pay for it.
Madison County School District is working to accommodate growth with lasting additions including a new facility to house sixth-graders in the Germantown zone.
Ann Smith Elementary and Mannsdale Upper Elementary will also soon get additional space.
The Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriot Pride dance team attended UDA camp at Mississippi State University. Laura Lee Boyles, Mae Correro, Haleigh Hall, Lauren Head, Leigh Tucker, and Emory Ware were selected as All-American dancers.
Clifford Macgowan III was born on June 22, 1949, in Jackson, Mississippi, the elder son of Thelma Thompson Macgowan (T) and Clifford Macgowan, Jr., (Kip). On August 16, 2019, he met his Maker following an 18-month battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
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.”
Freeland Harris Magruder, Jr. 89, passed away peacefully at Hospice Ministries on July 10, 2019, sixteen days shy of his 90th birthday. He was born on July 26, 1929 in Memphis, TN, the son of Freeland Harris Magruder, Sr., and Adele Critz Magruder.
Gubernatorial runoffs are a rare occurrence in Mississippi’s history. In fact, the most recent was nearly three decades ago. Like so many of you, I have struggled to reach a decision on the right plan of action in this runoff election.
The Reverend Eddie Spencer, author, and former inmate recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Jackson. He shared his journey from prison to redemption. Shown are (from left), Janet Scott, club president; Spencer, and Jim Rosenblatt.
Traveling through the streets of North Jackson, you’d probably never guess that off Northside Drive a small farm is nestled in among the busy streets and all the hustle and bustle of the city.
Broadmeadow Farm is part of the organization, Sow Reap Feed, whose mission is to bring fresh, healthy produce to the food insecure in Jackson.
He is the great, great, great, great grandson of the founder of Vicksburg Newitt Vick. He was a reserve deputy sheriff for Hinds County, where he won best overall cadet and firearm excellence awards. Once he was struck by lightning, which took his hearing in one ear. He worked as a deckhand on a tow boat on the Mississippi River. He has wo
The Catholic Charities Born Free/New Beginnings community is one that provides pregnant and parenting women who are chemically dependent a new chance at life. Women come to Born Free from all over the state of Mississippi in order to give birth to chemically free babies, or to reunite with their young children as they engage in treatment.
Boat Ramps Opened
All boat ramps have been reopened in the Pelahatchie Bay area at the Barnett Reservoir, which have been closed since October 2018 due to the presence of the aquatic pest: giant salvinia.
Television is college football's goose that lays golden eggs. And now, at least in my opinion, that goose has turned and is biting the game in the butt.
Despite wet weather, contractors are making progress on the much-anticipated new entrance to Parham Bridges Park.
Last week, crews were expected to wrap up work on the curb and gutter, and begin pouring asphalt for the new driveway, said Parks and Recreation Director Ison Harris.
Lauren Bray Koury and Joshua Luke Aron exchanged vows June 14 in Nerja, Spain.
The bride is the daughter of Peter and Laurie Koury of Santa Rosa Beach. She is the granddaughter of the Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Bolton of Jackson, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Albert Koury of Leland.
Jackson’s Civil Service Commission could look into why six Jackson police officers aren’t being allowed to return to active duty, months after they were involved in police-related shootings and months after they were cleared of any wrongdoing.
Dr. and Mrs. Walton Lynn Stringer announce the engagement of their daughter, Sydney Lea Stringer, to Kyle Alexander Zebley, of Pittsburgh. Miss Stringer is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Stringer and the late Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sydney Snyder, all of Jackson.
Billions of dollars in local and state bonds are being issued without competitive bidding. Many of the leading state experts in Mississippi bidding laws are wondering why. It used to not be this way.
There’s no telling how much taxpayer money is being left on the table. It’s probably in the millions of dollars.
Parham Bridges Park promises to be a busy place in the coming weeks, with nearly $400,000 in improvements and additions planned for the popular Northside facility.
Inaction by library officials has resulted in the loss of approximately 34,000 books at the now defunct Charles Tisdale Library. The books were destroyed by black mold.
Meanwhile, any hopes of cleaning the collection were dashed recently, when an insurance claim filed to cover the books’ restoration costs was denied.
John K. Bramlett Jr. was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as District Attorney for the 20th Circuit Court District, which includes Madison and Rankin counties. He replaces Michael Guest, who was elected to the U.S. Congress. Bramlett has served as an assistant district attorney in the 20th Circuit Court District since 2015.
Team Reunion is the recent winner of the 2019 Gulf States PGA Caribbean Beach Pro-Am. Team members Assistant Golf Professional Blake Hatfield, Doug Garner, Justin Blackwell, and Jared Kobs won the three-day tournament by one shot. The event was held at the Casa de Campo Resort in the Dominican Republic.
First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders participate in “Spirit Days” on the Tuesdays of their home football games. Shown are (from left) Reid Vineyard, Stewart Grubbs, Nick Kogan and Preston Marion.
The fourth-grade class at First Presbyterian Day School enjoyed an end of the year picnic at Twin Lakes Camp and Conference Center. Shown are (from left) Ann Elise Walker, Kaedence Chiasson and Mollie Stansell.
The state is moving forward in implementing the CCID master plan, as evidenced by recent hires for seven projects.
The CCID is the Capitol Complex Improvement District. Each year the state will provide an additional allocation to fund public improvements in the district, such as road overlays and beautification.
The Jackson Academy Association (JAA) will host A Blue and White Night at the Country Club of Jackson on Saturday, August 10. The annual fundraising event brings Jackson Academy (JA) families, alumni, faculty, staff, and administration together for an evening of fellowship.
Jackson Academy middle school students (from left) Claire Forbes, Amelia Bowman, Hollis Wondries, Ann Cole Hammons, Olivia Claire Williford and Anna Kate Lucas recently completed a unit on watercolor painting in their art class.
Jamarcus Sutton was senior class president at St. Joseph Catholic School.
Walker Barnes received the Scott Branning scholarship in recognition of his care for others and tenacity in overcoming challenges. The scholarship was established in honor of its namesake, former Jackson Academy coach and teacher Scott Branning.
Doug Morgan was the big winner of the August River Hills King of the Court session, getting a $180 paycheck for his tennis doubles prowess. Other winners sharing the $1,000 total purse are (from left) Jack McCants, Nick Morgan, Miles Marcus, Doug Morgan, Bob Crumpton, Stephen Stacks.
Preschoolers at First Presbyterian Day School wore jeans and jerseys during their week learning the letter J. Shown are (from left) Quinn Norsworthy, Salem Hogan and Caroline Thomas.