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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.
A second arrest has been made in Jackson’s water theft investigation. However, an employee placed on administrative leave last week in connection with water theft has yet to turn his or herself in to face charges.
Despite wet weather, contractors are making progress on the much-anticipated new entrance to Parham Bridges Park.
Last week, crews were expected to wrap up work on the curb and gutter, and begin pouring asphalt for the new driveway, said Parks and Recreation Director Ison Harris.
William Morris (Bill) Yeager, 90, passed away peacefully at his home on August 13, 2019 in Jackson, MS. He was born on February 8, 1929 in Paris, TN, the son of James Paul Yeager and Thelma Woody Yeager. Bill grew up in Corinth, Mississippi and never imagined all the accomplishments he would achieve during his life.
Mark Chinn has been named to the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys list in Mississippi by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA). He was nominated for the honor which was followed by research and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation. Chinn is associated with Chinn and Associates.
Television is college football's goose that lays golden eggs. And now, at least in my opinion, that goose has turned and is biting the game in the butt.
Madison-Ridgeland Academy’s varsity cheer squad recently competed at a UCA Cheer Camp at Mississippi State University. Seniors who were selected as All Americans were (from left) Caroline Venable, Campbell Owens, Emma Wilson, Mollie Potter and Cali Chance.
Last week’s massive raid of seven chicken-processing plants in Mississippi has prompted applause from those angry about illegal immigration and disgust by those who accuse the federal government of picking on vulnerable people for political purposes.
Stacey L. Wall serves as CEO of Pinnacle Financial Trust. Prior to founding Pinnacle Trust in 1997, he served as Chief Investment Officer for a regional financial institution with responsibility for approximately $1 billion under investment management.
We each march to the sound of a different drummer; it may be an age thing, but for unknown reasons, I seem to be drawn more and more to the beat of the past. The rhythm goes on, but it’s slower. On a Danube River cruise my Jackson friends and I had disembarked from our ship, the Viking Jarl, and were now in Prague.
Ed Wall passed away July 28 in Oxford. After living in Jackson for 47 years, he and his wife, Nell, relocated to Oxford in 2017 to be near family.
A celebration of Ed’s life will be held Monday, August 5, at Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson. Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon and the service at 2:00 p.m.
By ANTHONY WARREN
Senior Staff Writer
Jackson residents could soon have an easier time disputing what they feel are extremely high or inaccurate water bills.
The city council is expected to vote next week on amendments that would streamline the city’s water billing appeals process.
While many kids on the Northside likely won’t be looking forward to returning to class, they’ll certainly benefit from improvements at their respective schools.
Projects range from putting in new playgrounds and building outdoor classrooms to correcting draining issues.
The celebration of the marriage of Elizabeth Gray Hopkins and Benjamin Trent Van Pelt was held June 8 at Ashwood on Antioch Barn in Lexington, KY.
The bride is the daughter of Jeffery Hopkins and Alice Serralta of Houston. The bridegroom is the son of Laurie and Miles Van Pelt of Madison.
Patricia Ann Lenon Maury was born and raised in Kosciusko, MS on September 24, 1953 to Charles Elmer Lenon and Bessell Peeler Lenon. Patricia graduated from Kosciusko High School in 1971 and went on to graduate from Mississippi State University with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Fifth and sixth graders at Jackson Academy (from left, back) Parker Halford, Nicholas Katsaboulas, Crystal Gao, Caroline Flechas, Brooke Emerson Ogden; (from left, front) Sanders Reeves, Elizabeth Woosley, Natalie Shephardson, and Molly Marie Moody earned the honor of highest academic achievement during the 2018-2019 academic year.
John D. Damon, Ph.D., Canopy Children’s Solutions’ chief executive officer, is one of 21 senior health care leaders who were chosen to join the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship’s fifth class and the program’s network of health care entrepreneurs and innovators from across the United States.
Attendance declining and director predicts budget shortfall
The Jackson Zoo continues to die on the vine, more than a year after managers voted to study relocating it, and eight months after the city entered into talks with a new firm to take over management.
The Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association has elected three Northside alumni as leaders of the association for 2019-2020.
They include Kristi Hipp Mosley, Kimberly Griffin and Barbara Travis.
Work has begun to repair a major sinkhole at the intersection of Ridgewood Road and Lelia Drive. Crews descended on the site today and had begun digging up a portion of Ridgewood that collapsed last year as a result of a broken storm drain. The road south of the work site had been closed to through-traffic.
The Phoenix Club of Jackson is a group of young professional men who support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi through fundraising events and campaigns. Its members are business, social and philanthropic leaders who strive to help their community’s youth.
As a patient, do you ever find yourself frustrated with the lack of access to your physician or long wait times for appointments? Somehow, patients have become lost in the current system, and physicians have become frustrated with bureaucratic red tape that prevents them from taking care of the patients that they have taken an oath to serve.
Influenced by the Garden District in New Orleans, a new residential development will soon be in the works in the city of Madison.
The Madison board of aldermen recently voted to approve the site plan for the residential portion of the Village.
Ross Weems is president of the Phoenix Club of Jackson. Weems, who has been an active member of the board since 2015, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University and currently is first vice president with BankPlus’ Private Client Group in Jackson.
The first scheduled hearing in the annexation case involving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is slated for January 24.
Two cities, Flowood and Pearl, are attempting to annex land surrounding Jackson-Evers, in what city of Jackson officials call a “tax grab.”
The city of Ridgeland’s weekly farmers’ market, True Local Market, has been extended into the new year.
True Local Market began in October and was expected to run through the end of December 2018. However, due to the success of the market, it will continue.
Over the years as a newspaper publisher, I have received dozens of letters from prison inmates seeking help. Typically, they write about horrendous conditions, unfair treatment, brutality or proclaim their innocence.
A master plan for the Capitol Complex Improvement District (CCID) should be in place by mid-March.
Just months after the firms were brought on, Waggoner Engineering/AJA Consultants and Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons are expected to wrap up work on the plan by the spring.
Jackson could soon the join the myriad of other cities that have sued Siemens following complications with a water system overhaul.
On Tuesday, the council could decide whether to hire law firm Gibbs and Travis to file lawsuit against Siemens USA to recoup damages associated with its $91 million energy performance contract.
Within the span of a couple of weeks, the Northside lost the patriarch and matriarch of one of our most prominent families, the Lamptons.
Leslie B. Lampton was founder of Ergon, which has 2,600 employees in Mississippi, 29 other states, and several other countries. Dorothy Lee Crum Lampton was his wife for 69 years.
A new friendly and kindness-spreading trend is growing more and more in the city of Madison.
If you’ve found a hidden, painted rock somewhere in the city, you’ve probably heard of the movement called Madison MS Rocks.
Former Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan is retiring after 27 years with the Jackson Police Department.
McGowan previously headed up the North Jackson precinct before being promoted to district commander under former Police Chief Lee Vance.
On Monday, McGowan announced he was retiring on a social media post.
A Birmingham law firm will determine whether or not Jackson has a suit against Siemens.
The Jackson City Council recently approved hiring Lightfoot, Franklin and White LLC to “investigate and pursue claims and litigation against Siemens.”
The measure was approved following two special sessions.
Plans to transform Parham Bridges Park into a world-class tennis center are finally coming to fruition.
Last week, the Jackson City Council approved a motion to tear down the old Precinct Four substation to make way for a new entrance to the Parham Bridges Tennis Center.
Northpark Mall will undergo major upgrades this year. Ridgeland officials recently approved a site plan and architectural review for $11.5 million in renovations on the exterior and interior of the shopping center.
The new owners, Pacific Retail Capital Partners, bought the mall last year for an unknown cost.
Betti Watters was the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers, Mississippi Chapter.
This award goes to Mississippi NASW members who have made significant contributions to the field of professional social work throughout their professional careers in Mississippi.
Mac Haik and the city of Canton have filed petitions to the Mississippi Supreme Court for an interlocutory appeal following the success of the first phase of the Gluckstadt incorporation trial.
For years, Jackson residents have turned to humor to cope with the city’s poor infrastructure.
From putting up posters warning of “tire-eating” potholes, to planting flowers in the middle of the street to help shed light on dilapidated conditions.
We’ve all gotten a good laugh.