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Hood takes new role in mental health fight

By LARRISON CAMPBELL - MISSISSIPPI TODAY,

With Mississippi facing off against the Department of Justice in the longstanding battle over the state’s treatment of mentally ill Mississippians, its defense depends on the office of Attorney General Jim Hood — despite the fact that Hood has been, arguably, one of the biggest critics of the state’s mental health system.



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Water Billing Upgrades

Jackson is spending another $947,000 to shore up its water system.

Last week, the city council approved entering into contract with Mythics, Inc.




Miss Letson and Pence to exchange wedding vows July 6 in Richland ceremony

Mr and Mrs Jerry W. Letson of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Jordan Letson, to Grant Christian Pence, son of Mr and Mrs Paul S. Pence of Hoover, AL.

Miss Letson is the granddaughter of Mr and Mrs Billy C. Carpenter of Madison and the late Mr and Mrs Winford Letson of Courtland, AL.





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cum laude

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School  celebrated the induction of nine new juniors and eight new seniors to the school’s 2018-2019  Cum Laude Society. Established 32 years ago, the group was the first chapter in the state of Mississippi.


Field outing

The Garden Club of Madison was recently treated to a day at the Dunhopen Farm of Kay Van Skiver in Canton to enjoy her raised flower gardens and vegetables plus donkeys, horses and chickens.


Cheer them on

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Morris and Julia Mitchel and Hillis Becker.


Cell models

First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders created various cell models for science class, including edible ones. Shown are (from left) Nick Kogan, Caroline Smith, and Holden Heigle.



Richard Ansley Farr, Jr.

MADISON ~ Richard Ansley Farr, Jr, lovingly known as “Papa”, 92, of Madison, MS passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Mississippi State Veterans Home.

Richard was born in Meridian, MS, July 30, 1926 to Treba Toinette Nichols and Richard Ansley Farr, Sr.



Club speaker

Keith Key, PE, of Mississippi Solar was a guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Jackson. Solar energy was first “discovered” in 1954 with silicon-based solar cells used for remote telecommunication sites. Shown are (from left) Rotary President Neddie Winters, Key, and Janet Scott of the Greater Jackson Arts Council.



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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.



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).


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Breaking News

Months after beginning to shut off customers for nonpayment, six Jackson residents have brought... READ MORE


Obituaries

Billye Haskins Dallas, 89, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, passed away June 15, 2019. Visitation is... READ MORE


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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.