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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Waymond Lee Rone died August 19, 2019 in Jackson, Mississippi. Just two weeks earlier he had been enjoying the salt air and sea breezes in his garden at Perdido Key, Florida. Many called him Dr. Rone, Wayne, and Daddy, but his grandchildren called him Poppy.
Friday is the season opener for the Jackson Academy (JA) Raiders, with the team set to travel to Greenwood to take on perennial powerhouse Pillow Academy.
The Raiders enter 2019 with high hopes, after notching back to back 9-3 campaigns under head coach Larry Weems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arty Finkelberg, CFA, CFP® is a Financial Advisor and Senior Vice President of Investments at Raymond James & Associates in Ridgeland. Finkelberg Investments of Raymond James manages more than $490 million in client assets in investment management and retirement planning services.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Malcolm White, executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission and co-founder and proprietor of a local restaurant, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club.
Emory Ware, an 11th-grader at Madison Ridgeland Academy has been selected as Madison County’s 2020 Distinguished Young Woman.
Coach Larry Calhoun recently visited First Presbyterian Day School as part of the Mississippi Department of Education and The Bower Foundation’s Move to Learn Initiative. Shown are (from left) Philip Chiasson, Calhoun, and Russell Gunn.
Debbie Cannon, state president of the Mississippi State Society Colonial Dames 17th Century, recently visited with the Elizabeth Tilley Chapter in Southaven in the home of President Dorothy Heron. Attending were (from left) Cannon, Nita Thompson, Billy Breedlove, Judy Byars, Herron, Diane Coleman-Horne, and Kathy Brewer.
Fathers of preschoolers at First Presbyterian Day School attended Doughnuts with Dads. Shown are (from left) Matthew and Matt Oswalt.
Dr. Charles H. Beady, Jr., CEO, Mississippi Food Network (MFN) recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Dr. Beady thanked the club for their contribution and informed the members and guest about the mission of MFN. Shown are (from left) Beady and Greg Campbell, club vice president.
Middle school students at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School enjoying the first day of the 2018-19 school year are (from left) Mari Finseth and Alyssa Leonards.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School competed in the annual Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Tournament, hosted by the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) education in Columbus. There were 32 schools and 490 students competing from across Mississippi. St. Andrew’s won first place overall for the second year in a row.
Madison Central Speech and Debate team earned second runner-up at MHSAA State Championship.
Preschoolers at Jackson Academy (from left, back) Keegan Black, Addison Gnemi; (front) Dommy Mink, and Griffin McNeil recently attended a reading and discussion of the book ‘Butterfly Colors.’ Also pictured is the book’s author, Michelle Poirier Varner (center).