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Miss Massey and Thomas to exchange wedding vows July 5 at St. Richard

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Christopher Massey of Jackson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacquelyn Eve Massey, to Matthew Arba Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Arba Thomas of Madison.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edwin Stedman of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Gaines Roger Massey of Brandon.


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.


City spending millions on problems involving Siemens contract

By ANTHONY WARREN,

The city of Jackson has spent close to $3 million since last April to address problems associated with the Siemens contract.

Now, the city is trying to recoup those costs and much more.

The Lumumba administration recently filed suit against the firm and some of its subcontractors seeking $225 million in damages.


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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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Growing Pains

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Decade later Germantown Middle School doubles enrollment

When Germantown Middle School opened its doors 10 years ago, there were 470 students enrolled and 40 faculty and staff members.



St. Joe BRUINS

In his first year, St. Joseph Catholic School head coach John Bond is hoping to build on the success of his predecessor, who helped get the Bruins back to their winning ways.


Getting Closer

By ANTHONY WARREN,

House passes Community Improvement Districts bill

Another hurdle has been cleared in an effort to make community improvement districts (CIDs) a reality.

However, the biggest obstacle – a hostile lieutenant governor’s office – remains.




Lake Caroline

South Madison county subdivision continues to grow and attract homeowners

Thirty years after the dam on Lake Caroline got under way, the Madison County neighborhood is still growing and still going strong.



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SWIM CHAMPS

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s swim teams recently competed in the State Meet in Tupelo. The girls team brought home the state championship title, and the boys came in second place.


Membership party

Friends of the USA International Ballet Competition annual membership party will be held Thursday, November 15, 6 to 8 p.m. in the home of Rob and Phoebe Pearigen. Planning the event are board members (from left, back) Max David Marsh, Phoebe Pearigen, Meg Lake; (front) Stacie Sharp and Mary Schiele Scanlon.


Camouflage for C

Kindergartners at First Presbyterian Day School dressed in camouflage to conclude their week of learning the letter “C.”  Shown are (from left) Caroline Bryan, Rivers Newman, Reid Hurley, Patrick Tabor, and Antonina Karam.


News Briefs

City Interested in Loan

Jackson could get some much-needed help in addressing its water and sewer infrastructure needs in the form of a long-term, low-interest loan.


Earn Eagle

Brewer Young (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at the May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project benefitted The Home Place in Madison.  Young is a member of Troop 8 at First Baptist Jackson and is in the 11th grade at Jackson Academy.  He is shown with his parents Jimmy and Susan Young.



E for exercise

Kindergartners at First Presbyterian Day School dressed in exercise clothes as they studied the letter E. Shown are (from left) Cohen Taylor, Eloise Ketchum, Cameron Queen, and Evelyn Luckett.


Spirited

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Most School Spirit are (from left) Frances Hill and Parker Daily.


Spanish gold

Jackson Prep ninth-graders earning the National Spanish Exam Gold Medal were (from left) John Henry Andress, Mason Nichols.


Ash Wednesday

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s lower school held an Ash Wednesday chapel service. Shown are (from left) Chloe Marion, Annie Walker, James Machost, Brooks Maier, Jude Misenar, The Rt. Rev. Brian R. Seage, Avery Shiflett, Garet Longabaugh, and Sophia Sabin.


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PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER LIFT

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Obituaries

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