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Still Waiting

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Museum Trail project suffers delays; target date now early fall.

Clay Hays knows about perseverance.

For nearly a decade, the Northsider has worked to push the Museum Trail forward, and for years, he’s waited as the project has been hampered by delay after delay.


Give Kale a Break

By ELIZABETH QUINN,

I was walking through Target recently and saw an advertisement for kale cleanser and wondered why in the world kale needs a special cleanser. I mean—I know it occasionally needs massages but surely it’s not such a high maintenance veggie that it requires its own type of cleanser.






Remembering Quentin Compson

By JAY WIENER,

More Mississippians know of a one-hit wonder, offering that, on “the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day[,] Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge,” than that Mississippi’s 1949 Nobel Laureate in Literature devoted one of the four chapters in “The Sound and the Fury” to June 2, 1910, on which day the fictional Quent


Hiding from the public

A board that oversees millions of dollars in state emergency communication funds continues to stymie efforts for transparency, leaving just one question to be answered: what is this group trying to hide?



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Renaissance construction

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Construction is on track for the second and third phases of Renaissance, complete with a show fountain and Malco theater.

Phase two of Renaissance is projected to be complete sometime this summer or early fall.

The Costco portion of phase three and four should be complete by next summer.



Lack of action results in loss of 34,000 library books

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.



Jackson Academy RAIDERS

In his third season at the helm of Jackson Academy, head coach Larry Weems has returned the Raiders to their winning ways.

Last year, Weems posted a 9-3 record and took the Raiders to the second round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) AAAA playoffs.



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Good news is right here

By WALTER REDDEN,

The TV and newspapers bring us a lot of news, but, for the most part, it is devastating – shootings, murder, fire in apartments, explosions on the highway and all kinds of drug problems – just to name a few. However, seldom do they report good news. I do wish that some day the TV might have a two minute pause for good news three times a week.


Celebrate Mississippi

Jackson Academy fourth-grade students recently gave presentations about the state and handed out coloring books from the office of the secretary of state in celebration of Mississippi’s bicentennial. Shown are students (from left) Ella Williams, Perry James, Chase Fleming, and Frances Watson.


Our king

First-graders at First Presbyterian Day School recently presented the play “Sent to Be Our King.”  Shown are (from left, back) Joanna Hopkins; (third row) Evie Bell, John Marshall Lusk, Sam Henson, Silas Warf, Nathan Burkhalter, (second row) Asia Fortson, Campbell Hardy, Hannah Day, Alexis Thalken, Sasha Alexander, Layne Cannada; (front) Jacob



Health issues

The Rotary Club of Jackson recently welcomed Murray Harber, executive director for Mississippi Business Group on Health, as a guest speaker. Shown are (from left) Rotary President Neddie Winters, Harber and Alasdair Roe.


Fire Insurance Dropping

Some Madison County residents will soon see their insurance costs drop.

The Madison County board of supervisors recently approved for the South Madison Fire District to annex three adjacent areas that are located within the county and are not situated within corporate boundaries of any existing municipality.


Challenging China

Fortune's August edition includes the magazine's annual list of the world's biggest companies, and No. 1 is no surprise: Walmart. Mississippians, like millions of others throughout the country, spent countless hours and dollars there buying just about every product conceivable.



WALTER SCOTT WELCH, III

WALTER SCOTT WELCH, III

We are all diminished today by the passing from this life of W. Scott “Scotty” Welch, but we were all made richer by his presence in our lives. Scotty died in his beloved garden on the morning of June 14, 2019. He was a presence in every room, and now he fills an even greater space.


TROOP TOUR

Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi Troop #3980 of First Presbyterian Day School toured the Capitol recently with parents and troop leaders. During the visit they spoke with Sen. Hillman T. Frazier, who gave them a perspective on the legislative process and the building’s history.


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Breaking News

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Obituaries

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2019 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments.