The Reverend Eddie Spencer, author, and former inmate recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Jackson. He shared his journey from prison to redemption. Shown are (from left), Janet Scott, club president; Spencer, and Jim Rosenblatt.
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The runoff for the Republican nomination governor was already bound to be interesting: Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, a leader of the legislative branch, vs. Bill Waller Jr., the former leader of the state’s judicial branch.
Rukia Lumumba is executive director of the People’s Advocacy Institute in downtown Jackson. She is a graduate of Tougaloo College and holds a law degree from Howard University. Lumumba recently spoke to Sun Senior Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the institute and an initiative its working on to address crime in Jackson.
Jackson Academy student council members (from left) Land Gebhart, Kennedy Nations, Lily Grace Thigpen, and Sydney Guy led Upper School students in an assembly to kick off the new year that was held on their first day of school.
MadCAAP’s fundraiser scheduled October 1.
I never get tired of seeing true democracy in action and that’s what we’ve got in this year’s Mississippi gubernatorial runoff.
We have two strong candidates, both with tons of experience, each with a differing viewpoint as to how to approach the pressing issues of the day. Now Mississippi Republicans have a choice.
Plans are underway for a new residential development at the Barnett Reservoir, which is set to include lakefront lots and others with lake views, in addition to rental properties.
A group called Expedition Point LLC was the successful bidder for a 100-acre property, which will be the site for the residential development.
A final fix to Jackson’s water billing struggles could be on the horizon, as part of the 2020 fiscal year budget.
Engineers are expected to begin working next month on a project that could completely redesign Meadowbrook Road in Fondren.
Gluckstadt residents supporting the area’s incorporation efforts are fighting the Madison County board of supervisors’ recent decision to allow another access point to Church Road from a property across from Germantown High School.
Much like President Donald Trump, Johnny Black comes from a business background rather than a political background. A proven business leader for decades in the health club industry, Black was involved in developing two fitness centers in Madison County and several others throughout the metro area.
In these divided times we live in, I hope we can agree on a couple of things: fat babies are the cutest babies, videos of people falling or being scared by loved ones on the internet are life-giving, none of us actually know how to navigate the roundabout in Ridgeland, people who unpack all their bags and complete the laundry cycle that ensues
Dr. Walter Shelton, a true visionary leader and one of the founding partners of Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center (MSMOC), is retiring on August 30. Please join us August 16 at our new Flowood campus from 4-8 p.m., located at 4506 Lakeland Drive, as we celebrate his renowned career.
The Jackson Preparatory School fourth term honor roll includes
Head of School’s List: Allie Landry, Parker Puckett, Barron Vance;
Faculty List : Bailey Blount, Brantley Denson, Charlie Faulk, Claiborne Perry, Haley Yelverton;
It’s deja vu all over again.
Attorney Bill Waller squeaks into a run off with a well-financed sitting lieutenant governor running on the issues of education, roads and health care.
It may be hard to believe. But it happens. Entirely too much.
In one case, an elderly bank customer receives a call from someone posing as his son-in-law. The caller says he’s in jail and needs help. He tells the elderly man someone will pick him up and take him to a bank so the man can withdraw money to cover bail.
It took me reaching my early 30s to admit that I’m just not that into music. Thank goodness I’m married or what would I put on my eHarmony profile in place of ‘loves music and going to concerts’? What kind of weirdo doesn’t like music? That’s not completely accurate though; I do like music—I’m just not obsessed with it.
OMAHA — This is written from the College World Series where a packed house of more than 22,000 fans pays to watch each game at sparkling TD Ameritrade Park.
“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.
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.
This summer, Jackson resident Erin Smith will move to Los Angeles, not to try to make it on the big screen, but to train under world-renowned plastic surgeons as a part of her fellowship.
She will be trained by Dr. Paul Nassif, who stars on the television show “Botched” and Dr. Babak Azizzadeh.
So I’m kind of a frugal guy. My wife says cheap, but that’s just semantics. I like cars that get good gas mileage.
I also don’t like air pollution, since my job often has me reading about how particulates from car exhaust and other sources cause childhood asthma, premature deaths and things like that.
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.
Consider the following scenario.
An outside entity approaches Mississippi and says that it wants to invest a billion dollars a year in the state indefinitely and create thousands of new jobs. The only catch is that the state has to put up $100 million a year, too.
Mississippi State University is honoring construction industry leader Richard A. Rula with its highest alumni honor. In a campus ceremony on March 1 the Northsider will be recognized formally as the university’s 2019 National Alumnus.
Josie Bidwell is associate professor of nursing and lifestyle medicine clinician for the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). She holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in nursing from UMMC. Bidwell spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about her position and about the school’s lifestyle medicine clinic.
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.
Madison Ridgeland Academy boys basketball team includes members (from left, back) D.H.
Rosa Scott ninth-grade class members collected coloring and activity books, crayons, and markers to aid in the Houston Hurricane Harvey flood relief. Shown are (from left) Audrey Kilgore, Katherine Delaney and Taylor Boyt.
Kansas was brutal. At least it was brutal until the last day of our early season black powder hunt. Of course it never fails, does it? The forecast a week ago was for highs to be in the 70s and the lows in the upper 50s. I suppose weather forecasters across the globe just flip a coin when it comes to predicting.
John Noblin, race director for the Mississippi Blues Marathon, spoke recently to the Rotary Club of North Jackson about the next running of the marathon, scheduled for January 27. Headed into its 11th year and with a new title sponsor in Continental Tire, the marathon has attracted runners from all 50 states and more than 15 countries.
Hu Meena, President/CEO of C Spire, was a recent speaker to the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) President Neddie Winters, Meena, and Brooks Buchanan, former club president.
Having failed to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, President Donald Trump and House Republicans are back to trying to dismantle the Democratic-passed health-care law a piece at a time.
State Auditor Stacey Pickering recently released a report that raised doubts about the survivability of at least a third of Mississippi’s 19 publicly owned rural hospitals, including Greenwood Leflore Hospital.
Tucked away in the next-to-last page of that 54-page report was a major reason these hospitals are in a financial bind.
Jackson Academy eighth-grade students (from left, back) Molly McClure, Jordan Bertschler, Elizabeth Castle; (front) Pariss Smoot, Olivia Quinn, and Jane Arnold participated in the school’s first Reality Fair.