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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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City considers revising gating ordinance again; applications withdrawn

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Third time could be the charm when it comes to the city of Jackson’s public access gating ordinance.

Less than two years after it was amended, the city council could again be considering amending the city’s gating rules.

The news comes following two contentious public hearings for gates on the Northside.







City progresses with efforts to hire consultant for long term capital improvement plan

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A private consultant could be in place this summer to help the city determine how to address its water, sewer and road needs.

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba’s administration is in talks with a team of consultants interested in helping the city draw up a long-range capital improvement plan.


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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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Plat Corrected

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District board recently approved a ratification of plat correction for Arbor Landing Phase 2B.

According to reservoir general manager John Sigman, the original plat omitted a utility easement, so a correction was submitted to the board for approval.


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.


Good citizens

Jackson Prep seventh-graders (from left) Collin Williams and Anna Blaire Bryant were given the Citizenship Award at the honors forum.



Council seniors

Serving as student body officers on Jackson Academy’s 2018-2019 student council are seniors (from left) Camille Couey, Sara Wilson Fielder, Carneilus Powers, Emory Rhodes, and Kaylan Sanders.


New Weather Sirens

Three new weather sirens have been purchased by the Hinds County Board of Supervisors in District 1 and will be installed by the end of November pending delivery to the Hinds County Emergency Operations Department. The sirens were purchased at $31,548.75 per siren for a total cost of $94,646.25.


Powerlifters

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the varsity boys powerlifting team are (back) Isaac Watts; (from left, front) Forrest Hutchison, Logan Koltz, Jace Roach, Patrick Turner, and Rush Lacoste.


Mission First

Paul Moak Subaru recently donated 100 science books to the students of Mission First in Jackson. Through the Subaru Loves Learning initiative, Subaru retailers donated more than 70,000 award-winning science books to students across the country.



Senior players

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s varsity boys basketball team recently held their Senior Night, recognizing the seniors on the team and their parents. Shown are (from left) Nolan and Kim Turner.


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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,