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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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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.


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.


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.


Senior night

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Raymond, Isabella and Florence Fraser.


Most talented

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


Football offense

Jackson Prep recently presented football varsity awards. Receiving the MAIS 2017 Offensive award are team members (from left) Reed Peets, Most Valuable Back; Caleb Gay, Most Valuable Lineman; Forrest Smith, Most Valuable Lineman; Jake Maloney, Most Valuable Receiver.


Social studies award

Jackson Prep students (from left) Turner Isonhood, Holly Kullman, Holmes Maley and Trip Cory won the Subject Area Award in Social Studies at the recent 10th and 11th-grade class day program.


LIFE ON THE FARM

St. Richard’s third-grade class visited a riding academy as part of their study on “Charlotte’s Web.” The students rode horses, picked pumpkins and enjoyed a hayride after visiting some farm animals.


Squanto day

Understanding the history and traditions of Thanksgiving is one of the lessons of Squanto Day at Jackson Academy, where second grade students share a special meal with one another. A second lesson is to share the meal and fellowship with grateful hearts.


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.


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Andy Brown (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson.