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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. 








Riverside project stymied by lack of funding and unforeseen issues

Four years after it was approved by Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission, the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project has yet to get off the drawing board.

Part of the reason is the city is still determining how to pay for it. Part of it is the second phase might require more work than initially expected.




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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.



second chance

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Recently released female prisoners find help in adjusting through crossroads ministry

Within three years of release from prison, nearly 70 percent of released prisoners were re-arrested. A Madison County program is aiming to cut back on recidivism and help those who are recently released turn their lives around.


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.





LOCAL LEADERSHIP

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Longtime Ridgeland Alderman Chuck Gautier

The City of Ridgeland sees continuous growth, both commercial and residential. Much of what gets done is spurred along by those who are elected to work for the city.


Reservoir officials declare state of emergency to help stop spread of Salvinia

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) board has issued a state of emergency due to the presence of the invasive aquatic plant giant Salvinia, which is spreading in Pelahatchie Bay. This is the second time the plant has been found in the Ross Barnett Reservoir.



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Railing at the wind

By THOMAS RAMSEY,

I have always disliked wind. No. That is not strong enough. I hate wind. I am sure this is quite irrational. Wind exists. It is a part of the reality of nature, where it has its purposes, including pollination and driving wind farms. Many are annoyed by it and some are considerably annoyed. Some people actually like wind, especially sailors.


State recognition

Twelve Jackson Academy seventh-graders (from back, left) Ava Ladner, Elizabeth Copeland, Jeffery Gao, Parker Yarborough, Samuel Long, Camille Towery; (front) Bailey Berry, Sydney Grace Hewitt, Cade Breland, Lucy Elfert, Houston Hearn, and Dev Sharma earned state recognition for their performance in the Duke TIP program during the 2017-2018 scho


New at First Pres

New faculty at First Presbyterian Day School include (from left, back) Ceci Rutledge, Abby Heavener, Barbara Porter, Kendal Waters; (front) Tara McDaniel, Sarah Brantley, Katherine Rash, Hilary Vosen, and Jana Heimer.


All about me

First Presbyterian Day School second-graders created autobiographies about themselves. Shown are (from left) Samuel Woo, Charlotte Lucas, Peyton Woods, and Mary Gayle Wright.


Friendliest

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Friendliest are (from left) Jacob Beard and Jewels Tauzin.


Club speaker

Jason Carl Rosenberg, a composer, conductor, and music cognition researcher was a recent speaker at the Rotary Club of Jackson.  Having worked in Switzerland and Singapore for several years, Dr. Rosenberg is active in several contemporary music scenes in the U.S.



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.


Superkids

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners dressed up as their favorite Superkids character. The Superkids curriculum develops reading skills in concert with other language skills, so children understand the relationship between written and spoken language.  Shown are (from left) Gabe Brown, Maddie Reeves, Remi Cash, and Benny Moss.


LUCY CLEMENT

Jackson Academy senior, was recognized as a semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Clement will continue in competition to be a finalist for Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring.


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Breaking News

Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the city of Jackson has issued a boil water notice... READ MORE


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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