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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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Bids for Ridgewood

Jackson is slowly but surely addressing sewer problems along Ridgewood Road, with repairs recently wrapping up on two projects.

The Jackson City Council recently approved paying Utility Constructors nearly $124,000 to repair a 600-foot collapsed line between Lenox Drive and Pineland Drive.


Bunny arrives

The Easter Bunny came early for the children of Reunion Madison thanks to the volunteer work of the assistant bunnies (from left) Lynzy Presley, Kim Ferguson, Amy Evans, Sara Watts, Keli Ballard, Katie Mitchell, Heather Wood and Bonnie Wester.


Fun Friday

Fifth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School celebrated the end of the term with a “Fun Friday.”  Shown are (from left) Lydia Tidwell, Claire McElhaney, Ava Tillery and Lauren Hand.


Watch from seeds

St. Richard’s first-grade Cardinals are ushering the spring season in by planting seeds and watching them grow. Students planted seeds in small individual pots and journaled their observations as their seedlings grew into grass.


Summer reading

Jackson Academy upper school students (from left) Logan Thomas, Carter Elliott, Noah Berry, and Frank Jones met with faculty to discuss their summer reading during break recently.


Success

Madison Central High School seniors awarded most likely to succeed are (from left) John Martin Paczak and Mary Ranie Miller.


Performing arts

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year.


Best all around

Jackson Academy’s (from left, back) Samuel Hadley, Elizabeth Copeland, Adams Kennedy, Elizabeth Castle, Benjamin Watson; (front) Ben Jones, Ellie Hogue, and Kendall Edmonson were given the best all-around award as recognition for maintaining a balance between academic and extra-curricular activities.


Special Olympics mission

The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Monica Daniels, executive director of Special Olympics Mississippi as a guest speaker at a recent meeting. Daniels spent many years working with the Magnolia Speech School as a result of her child’s deafness, which led her to work with the United Way and then Special Olympics.


Crack the whip

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

My cruise-mate Edrie Royals and Jackson companions Margaret Vise, Ann Barksdale, Carole Kirkland and I were on a Danube River cruise and our boat had docked near Kalosca, Hungary.

The tour Edrie and I had picked out for this stop was the cowboy rodeo in Kalosca.


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Breaking News

Months after beginning to shut off customers for nonpayment, six Jackson residents have brought... READ MORE


Obituaries

Billye Haskins Dallas, 89, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, passed away June 15, 2019. Visitation is... READ MORE


Social

The Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce and Keep Ridgeland Beautiful received the 2018 Keep America Beautiful Innovative Partnership Award for Zinnia Fields Forever – a partnership between the Ridgeland