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Bar Fellows

Twenty attorneys were elected as Fellows of the Mississippi Bar Foundation at the Foundation’s annual meeting in April. They include (from left, back) Judge Andrew K. Howorth, William O. Luckett Jr, Thomas M. Fortner, David M. Allen, James T. Dulin Jr; Judge Halil S. Ozerden, Presiding Justice James W. Kitchens, Joe N. Tatum, J.



Aaron Pelch

Aaron Pelch, interim athletic director and head football coach at Millsaps College, has been formally named as athletic director. Pelch will continue to serve as head football coach.


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.


Measles

Need any more proof that Mississippi did the right thing by being strict on requiring childhood vaccinations?


Alumni achievement

Tom Sheppard, Head of School for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently about “Why St. Andrew’s Matters to Mississippi”. He talked about the alumni that have made a name for themselves in business and the curriculum the school offers.


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.


praise play

The First Presbyterian Day School kindergarten presented the play “Barnyard Praise” for family and friends. Shown are (from left, back) Angie Thigpen, Jennifer Morgan;


Alive

First Presbyterian Day School preschool students performed their annual Easter program “Alive, Alive” for family and friends.



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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 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.



Canton Academy

By ALISON MARTIN,

As the school year draws to a close, Canton Academy is enjoying the culmination of two years worth of planning, dreaming, generosity, and hard work in the form of a new eight-lane rubber track, resurfacing the existing asphalt track as well as field event surfaces. “The new track has been great.


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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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UDC workshop

The United Daughters of the Confederacy is a tax-exempt, non-profit Heritage Organization whose objectives are historical, benevolent, educational, memorial and patriotic.  The organization honors and upholds the United States of America and respects its flag.


Rett Stanley

Jackson Academy student, took first place in the district science fair and went on to win first place in the state science fair. He also earned Best of Fair honors in his age group for the second year in a row, and is the first person in the MAIS to accomplish that feat.


Friendliest

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted friendliest are (from left) Maggie Smith and Max Rogers.




LOHO Annual Meeting Jan. 10

LOHO residents will have a chance to sound off on the neighborhood association’s new bylaws and budget at a meeting this week.

LOHO’s first official “neighborhood-wide annual meeting” is slated for Thursday, January 10, at the River Hills Club. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., according to a release.


News Briefs

MSMA Names Director

Claude Brunson, MD, will be the new executive director of the Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA).


Infrastructure

Rep. Cory Wilson spoke recently to the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club on the recently concluded special legislative session that resulted in the passage of bills on state infrastructure and transportation modernization and the creation of a state lottery.


Awards day

Germantown High School recently held its Underclassmen Awards Day. Ninth, tenth and eleventh-grade students who display qualities of leadership, character, loyalty, and service to Germantown High School were selected by the faculty to receive the prestigious Maverick Citizenship Award.


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Aaron Pelch, interim athletic director and head football coach at Millsaps College, has been formally named as athletic director. Pelch will continue to serve as head football coach.