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Fireworks to fill Northside skies at Independence Day celebrations

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The sky will be bright with fireworks as Fourth of July celebrations kick off this weekend.

So, don your red, white and blue and all things star spangled and head out to one of the various Independence Day events across North Jackson and south Madison County.

There is something for everyone to enjoy in true patriotic fashion.


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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. 



Josie Bidwell on lifestyle medicine

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.

 


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Bunny arrives

The Easter Bunny came early for the children of Reunion Madison thanks to the volunteer work of the assistant bunnies (from left) Lynzy Presley, Kim Ferguson, Amy Evans, Sara Watts, Keli Ballard, Katie Mitchell, Heather Wood and Bonnie Wester.


Watch from seeds

St. Richard’s first-grade Cardinals are ushering the spring season in by planting seeds and watching them grow. Students planted seeds in small individual pots and journaled their observations as their seedlings grew into grass.



Ribbon cutting

Madison-Ridgeland Academy had a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the new middle school building and dining commons. Student council members helped greet visitors as they arrived on campus.


Chapel acolytes

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School fourth-graders who served as acolytes during a recent chapel service are (from left) Elias Abraham, Garvan Leo, Jillian Hagerman, Mary Mac Sorrell, Emma Shahbazyan, Will Crowder, and Kael Chadwick.


Medical missionaries

Doctors Troy and Farrah Newman (from left, back) spoke to students at First Presbyterian Day School about their experiences serving as medical missionaries at Tenwek Hospital in Bomet, Kenya. Before moving to Africa, the Newman children attended FPDS.


Baseball for HCC

Connor Carter, senior at Germantown High School, signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Hinds Community College.  Shown are (from left, back) Drew Crowell, Wesley Bolden, Brian Hardy, TJ Grissom, Presley Hill; (front) Lesley, Connor and Christian Carter.


Fun Friday

Fifth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School celebrated the end of the term with a “Fun Friday.”  Shown are (from left) Lydia Tidwell, Claire McElhaney, Ava Tillery and Lauren Hand.


DONATE TO CHILDREN

For the holiday season, the Mississippi Community Education Center and New Learning Resources Online donated special items to the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. Toys and books were purchased for the children hospitalized during the holidays.  The gifts, with Santa’s help were delivered to each patient.


Most talented

Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Most Talented were (from left) Meriwether Marchetti and Charlie Davis.


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