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St. Dominic's president stepping down

(May 21, 2019,  Jackson, Miss.) Claude W. Harbarger, FACHE, has informed St. Dominic’s leadership, medical staff and employees of his intention to retire as the President of St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. (SDHS or St. Dominic’s) effective June 30, 2019 after having served the St. Dominic’s organization for the past 32 years.






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State lottery

Gerard Gibert, a recent appointee to the Mississippi Lottery Corporation board of directors, was the guest speaker of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Gibert is CEO of Mississippi-based Venture Technologies. He discussed the process of establishing the lottery and the corporation board’s role in oversight of its operation.


Guillot fellows

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s Guillot Global Fellows Program was established in 2010 by Creath Louis Guillot ’75. This endowment provides grants to upper school students for service-oriented international travel. The grants may be used to cover travel expenses, room and board while overseas, and related program costs.


Gerrymandering

As an increasing number of lower courts rule against election lines drawn for partisan purposes, the situation begs for the U.S. Supreme Court to provide guidance as to what’s legal and what’s not.


Senior spirit

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Victoria Mungan (center) was among those honored. She is shown with her parents Beatriz (left) and Nils Mungan (right).

 


Beautiful seniors

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted to represent the senior class as beauties and beaux are (from left) Cruz Heath, Rob McDowell, Skylar Alexander, Charlotte Palmer, Emory Rhodes, Ashley Brown, Anne Marie Lundy, Ashley Manning, Lily Waltman, Max Harmon and Owen Fracchia. Not pictured: Hyde White.

 


Night for seniors

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Andrea, Henry and Jay Sanders.



Encore show choir

Performing with Jackson Academy’s award-winning upper school show choir, Encore, are (from left, back) Thomas Arnold, William Pilkington, Gibson Cheney, Clayton Mahaffey, Gabe Bradley, Don Waller, Carnelius Powers, Wes Thomas, Hayden Parr; (fourth row) Elliott Butler, Case Kempthorne, Burkette Moulder, Brent Butler, Latham Nance, Noah Sullivan,


Career choices

Third-graders at First Presbyterian Day School dressed as various career professionals on “verb vocation” day and gave a report of their job using action verbs. Shown are (from left) Boyd Caton, Grace Creasey, Garrett Bridgers, and Ann Carlton Aldridge.

 


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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.






Changes

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson proposing doing away with minority firm quotas

An ordinance that establishes quotas for hiring minority firms in the city of Jackson could soon be on its way out.

Jackson officials are hoping to replace the city’s Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) ordinance with a new “small and disadvantaged business” program.


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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.





Child's Prayer

Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital

The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).


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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Breaking News

Mississippi State, Ole Miss top choices for Northside graduates

The numbers are in, and... READ MORE


Obituaries

Betty McCarty Edwards, age 96, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2019 at St. Catherine’s... READ MORE


Social

Jackson Prep Chi Alpha Mu 2019 members include (from left, back) Will Skipper, Sam Stogner, Jackie Chen, Harrison Jones, William Walker, Maddox Noe, Walker Headley, Jeffrey Jordan, George Pittman,