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Cathy Haynie

Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year. JAAIS is an organization serving approximately 20 schools in the greater Jackson area.


Fakebook

The bipartisan sentiment building up in Washington against social media giants Facebook and Google suggests that in the not-too-distant future, changes will be forced on them to reduce their monopolies, curb their snooping and better police the content they distribute.


Walley Memorial Award

Each year at graduation First Presbyterian Day School recognizes a male and female in the sixth grade class who exemplify outstanding character and integrity. The recipients of the Andrew J. “Zeke” Walley Memorial Award for 2019 were Ella Kincaid and Reid Vineyard.


color values

Jackson Academy fourth grade students (from left, back) Chelby Toplin, Avery Pickering, Susannah Keyne Harmon, Rett Robinson, Pruet James, Leighton SIjansky; (front) Phoebe Graham, Jayne Riley Edwards, Ellie Seago, Coleman Edmonson and Nicholas Jones recently completed a new art project combining drawing with a color-value study.



Read to students

Jackson Academy kindergarteners welcomed Head of School Jack Milne to their classroom recently. Milne read “Hey, Little Ant” and “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”. Students helped out by filling in key words in the stories and by asking important “why” questions about the books.


STARs all

Jackson Prep 2018-19 Star students and teachers include (from left, standing) John Haberman, Kimberly Reedy, Marsha Hobbs, Cory Caton, Anna Griffin, Kimberly Van Uden, Ricky Black; (seated) Anna Katherine Cooper, Alex Gibbs, Abigail Pittman, Catherine Watson, Genevieve Hurst, McKenzie Nichols, Edwin Griffis, Eliza Burnham, Andrew Wasson and Cha



Speech and debate

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School students recently competed in the Magnolia Forensic League’s (MFL) District Qualifiers for the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) National Tournament with the speech qualifier at Oak Grove High School. Of the 20 total entries  by St. Andrew’s for speech weekend, 11 placed in the top six.


Joins Rotary

Chris Brantley (center) recently joined the Rotary Club of North Jackson. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at  the Rickhouse in Jackson on Tuesdays. Also shown are Kevin Russell (left),  and Brantley’s  father Chris Brantley, also club members.


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5 things you didn’t know about JOHN SCARBROUGH

By NIKKI ROWELL,

He is allergic to sunlight. He is a huge Jerry Seinfeld fan. His wife took him to a show in NYC. He played soccer at Mississippi State University for four years. He, his wife and children all have the same taste in music. They went as a family to see U2. He volunteers with Friends of Children’s Hospital and serves on the board.




Robert Drive boil water notice

Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the city of Jackson has issued a boil water notice for residents on Robert Drive.

The notice affects about 25 connections between 1301 and 1650, according to city documents.

Residents are urged to boil their water for at least one minute before consuming it.


City spending millions on problems involving Siemens contract

By ANTHONY WARREN,

The city of Jackson has spent close to $3 million since last April to address problems associated with the Siemens contract.

Now, the city is trying to recoup those costs and much more.

The Lumumba administration recently filed suit against the firm and some of its subcontractors seeking $225 million in damages.






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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.





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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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.



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PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE


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Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year.