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Basketball champions

Jackson Academy’s 2019 MAIS AAAA Division I state champion Lady Raiders include (from left, back) Coach Ronnie Rogers, Emory Laseter, Yazzy Chambers, Anna Claire Seago, Sydney Morris, Demi Williamson, Emily Thompson, Avery Hederman, Gabrielle Morris, Lailaa Bashir, Coach Jan Sojourner.; (second row) Sara Wilson Fielder, Azaria McDowell, Reeves



Rotary speaker

The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Royal Walker Jr., executive director at United Healthcare Community Health Plans of Mississippi and Louisiana as a recent speaker. The focus of Walker’s presentation was about Medicare part C and the Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans.


Sophomore class favorites

Madison Central High School sophomore class favorites are (from left, back) John Henson, Shanay Desai, Walker Ellis, Carl White, David Ramsey, Justice Rose, Creek Robertson, William White; (front) Mary Boyd Palmer, Mary Addison Gregory, Lexie Sanders, Ann Cabot Stockett, Kellen Fairburn, Marley Stover, Katherine Delaney, Anna Kay Bumgarner, Log


Holiness

First Presbyterian Church’s Rev. Brister Ware spoke to First Presbyterian Day School students in chapel to introduce the month’s theme of “Rooted in Holiness.” Shown are (from left) Hayden Jones, Jake Bailey, Ware, Chadwick Mask and Nick Kogan.


Bad hire

Holmes County school officials would not have known three years ago when they hired Dyana Terrelle Thomas that he would get locked up for allegedly having sex with a student of the high school where he has been the assistant principal.


Inventors

Madison Central High School had two Shark Tank teams who competed at the SEP’s 12th Annual State Business Competition. Mark Troyer (right) and Harrison Welch (left) took home second place ($350) and the scholar award ($500) for the package theft invention for new homes.


Mississippi Cares

The Mississippi Hospital Association has made public a plan it’s been privately pushing, with no luck, to Gov. Phil Bryant to expand Medicaid to the working poor.


Walker Barnes

Walker Barnes received the Scott Branning scholarship in recognition of his care for others and tenacity in overcoming challenges. The scholarship was established in honor of its namesake, former Jackson Academy  coach and teacher Scott Branning.


Ashlyn Adair

Ashlyn Adair, Jackson Academy senior, recently earned a silver key in the Scholastic Art Competition for her piece “Contemplation.”


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Renaissance construction

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Construction is on track for the second and third phases of Renaissance, complete with a show fountain and Malco theater.

Phase two of Renaissance is projected to be complete sometime this summer or early fall.

The Costco portion of phase three and four should be complete by next summer.





Ridgewood Road blocked by tree

By ANTHONY WARREN,

All four lanes of Ridgewood Road are blocked, just in time for school to let out.

A tree fell down, blocking all four lanes near Ridgewood Road and Northside Drive, as a result of today’s storms.

Power lines and other utilities were taken out with the fall. Vehicles were being forced to turn around, and all lanes were blocked.


Riverside project stymied by lack of funding and unforeseen issues

Four years after it was approved by Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission, the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project has yet to get off the drawing board.

Part of the reason is the city is still determining how to pay for it. Part of it is the second phase might require more work than initially expected.


Gluckstadt faces more opposition to becoming state's newest city

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The legal battle over Gluckstadt incorporation wages on, as the city of Canton has filed a cross appeal against the 2018 jurisdictional ruling and the 2019 final decree granting incorporation. 

A local business owner, Ron Hutchinson, also filed an appeal before the 10-day appeals window closed on April 22.


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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,