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Medical marijuana ballot initiative signatures submitted

Mississippians for Compassionate Care submitted 105,686 certified signatures from registered voters to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office, placing medical marijuana on the 2020 ballot. [Steve Wilson]




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New Hinds County DA

Hinds County will be getting a new District Attorney just as it faces a murder rate not seen since the crack years of the early 1990s. Ironically, the new DA, Jody Owens, led the Southern Poverty Law Center’s lawsuit against Mississippi for prison reform. That’s not exaclty a lock-’em-up resume.


Intellects

Madison Central High School most intellectual for the 2018-19 school year were  (from left) Michael Zhang and Amy Pang.




Dr. Waymond Lee Rone

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.


Medicaid expansion

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.




Lottery selects ticket vendors

JACKSON, MISS. – The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) has selected a world-renown vendor to provide two major lottery gaming services: a central gaming system that will generate tickets for computerized draw games and the printing service for instant scratch-off tickets.



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Gerard Gibert on Mississippi Lottery

Gerard Gibert, a resident of Ridgeland, was recently named to the Mississippi lottery board of directors. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in economics from the University of Mississippi. He is the CEO of Venture Technology. Gibert recently spoke with Sun reporter Nikki Rowell about the Mississippi lottery.









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Eastover Work Planned

Eastover residents will soon have a better road and better water, but they’ll probably have to put up with temporary road closures before they’ll get it.


Rushed lottery law

Addressing a group of press and involved citizens at the Stennis Capitol Press Forum, 34-year veteran state senator Hob Bryan delivered a persuasive evisceration of the state legislature’s most recent special session creating a lottery to help fund repairs to our state’s crumbling roads and bridges.


Voted beauty

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted among the beauties and beaus are (from left, back) Katie Walker and Russell Roberts.

Choices for college

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated College Day, during which the seniors announced their college decisions by wearing various college t-shirts. Shown are (from left) Turner Martin, Sarah Springer, Gena Rose Wiley, Mina Arain, and Lauren Watson.


Bluntson Award

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School celebrated the Fourth Grade Crossing Service. At the closing lower school service of the 2018-19 school year, rising fifth graders received their certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth grade, and special recognition was given to those students who received awards for individual accomplishment.


Car 4 a cure winner

Ted Varner of Pelahatchie was the winner of the Car 4 a Cure Giveaway courtesy of Patty Peck Honda and the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. Varner’s name was drawn at the 2018 Ultimate Fashion Show and all donations raised benefit “Camp Kandu,” a camp for children with diabetes and their families.






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Bragging rights for another year are on the line tomorrow night, as St. Joseph Catholic School takes on St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, in a storied matchup formerly dubbed “The Holy War.”