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.
Jackson Academy’s Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society recently inducted 60 new members.
daughter of Beth and Mark McDowell, is Jackson Academy’s 2018-2019 homecoming queen.
The Danforth Award went to Jackson Prep seniors (from left) Aiden Creel, Bailey Winscott, Morgan Williams.
SEC Coach of the Year runs in Davis family
Kermit Davis Jr. has earned Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year honors in his first season at Ole Miss. That’s a big deal – a really big deal – but SEC Coach of the Year in your first year on the job is not unprecedented.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seventh-grade National Junior Honor Society candidates volunteered at the Salvation Army Souper Bowl. They greeted guests and bussed tables at the annual event where local restaurants provide soups and desserts, which, along with a silent auction, supports the charitable mission of the Salvation Army.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School middle school recognizes students who demonstrate leadership and support of their classmates above and beyond the call of duty as Builders of Peer Support.
The Madison Middle School choral department recently attended the Worldstrides Heritage Choral and Instrumental Festival in St. Louis. Eighth-grader James Covington (right) was selected by festival organizers to receive the St.
Sandra McLaurin’s 55 and over combo team recently won the State Combo Doubles Championship. in Vicksburg. Team members are (from left, back) Marilyn Eade,
Rhonda Shannon, Lisa Peacock, Carol Mims, Trish Windham, Patsy Benson, Faye Santangelo; (front) Sophie Randolph, Lisa Peacock, Celia Manley, Sandra McLaurin,
Jackson Academy eighth grade students (from left) Sophie Rhoden, Caroline Bennett, Molly Baldwin, Mary Elise Lowe, Lilly Gebhart, and Emily Buchanan recently attended a spirit parade in honor of the school’s varsity football.
New Stage Theatre was honored recently by the Mississippi Senate with presentation of Senate Concurrent Resolution 559 for being named the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards recipient for Excellence in Theatre. New Stage Theatre is the only professional theater in Jackson with more than 50 years in operation.