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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. 





Jackson boil water notice

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE

Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for the following area:

·         Suffolk Drive; 39211

·         Suffolk Circle; 39211

 



Domestic violence

State Rep. Doug McLeod, R-Lucedale, is unopposed for re-election this year. But after a domestic violence charge was filed against him, it is clear that he’s the only person who can prevent his return to the Mississippi Legislature.


Ninth grade ball

The 2019 Jackson Prep ninth grade baseball team included members (from left, back) Ben Futvoye, Will Gibbs, Benjamin Bays, Ethan Williams, Cy Craig, Bodie Agnew; (front) Owen Abney, Gavin Mullins, Garner Watkins, Jagger Mooneyham, Trey Bridges, Joseph Ciacco.



Eagle rank

Charlie Hight (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s February Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project was cross country course improvements for Jackson Prep. He is shown with his parents Terry and Stacey Hight.


Spring pilgrimage

In 1938, the Mississippi State Society Daughters of the American Revolution purchased Rosalie Mansion in Natchez for its state headquarters.  Annandale Chapter DAR members served as hostesses this year at the Natchez Spring Pilgrimage.


Senior beauties and beaus

Madison Central High School’s senior beauty and beau winners are (from left, back) Walker Ashworth, Reed Collins, Harrison Scott, Alex Walters, Noah Jolly, Jack Barr, Jacob Saxton, Russell Bishop, Zechariah Davis, Jake Stanard; (front) Cameron Rogillio, Tyler Pitts, Mallory Walker, Victoria Stevens, Vertreace Sanders, Joree Rose, Mallory Dale,


Soccer academy

First Presbyterian Day School first and second grade students participated in a spring Soccer Academy to learn the fundamentals of soccer and enjoy fellowship.


Dames officers

The Reverend Samuel Swayze Chapter Colonial Dames XVII Century installed the 2019-2021 officers at the March 8, 2019 chapter meeting.  Wendy Cartwright, MSSCDXVIIC President conducted the installation ceremony.  Shown are new officers (from left) Betsy Hanry, historian; Luran Buchanan, second vice president; Martha Jones, chaplain; Sue Sauterme



Workplace wellness

Murray Harber, executive director of the Mississippi Business Group on Health (MBGH) recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Harber informed club members and guests about wellness and health in the workplace. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at the Rickhouse in Jackson at noon on Tuesdays.


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Bramlett on role as district attorney

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.



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JA student killed in car crash, one day before she was to graduate

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.

Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.

The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.





NewSouth NeuroSpine

By DR. RAHUL VOHRA,

“The DEA is on the phone.” Those are words you really never want to hear. To my relief the call wasn’t about my practice. The next week I found myself meeting with two United States District attorneys as well as DEA agents. I was asked to be an expert in a case against two pain specialists in Alabama.




Renaissance to feature new show fountain, theater and Costco

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The second and third phases of Renaissance are on track to be finished next year, complete with another show fountain and Malco theater.

The city of Ridgeland director of community development Alan Hart said, based on reports from the developer, that phase two of Renaissance should be open by summer or fall of 2019.



Child's Prayer

Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital

The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).


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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