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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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Fund-raiser

At Jackson Academy Molly McClure, Mary Gibson Lundy, Caroline Crisler, Mollie Ann Robertson, Sydney Gholar, Crisler Johnson, Natalie Turner, and Avery Adair spent Halloween in themed outfits to raise funds for the Sunnybrook Children’s home.



Lions speaker

Northside attorney Matt Allen spoke recently to the Metro Jackson Lions club. Allen is running for Hinds County Circuit Judge, District Seven, Sub-district 1. Shown are (from left) Allen and Lion Brenda Newhouse.


News Briefs

R’land’s Legislative Wants

With the 2019 legislative session under way, Mayor Gene McGee revealed some of his top priorities.

“This legislative session we are going to support what the Mississippi Municipal League (MML) is doing,” McGee said


Membership party

Friends of the USA International Ballet Competition annual membership party will be held Thursday, November 15, 6 to 8 p.m. in the home of Rob and Phoebe Pearigen. Planning the event are board members (from left, back) Max David Marsh, Phoebe Pearigen, Meg Lake; (front) Stacie Sharp and Mary Schiele Scanlon.


Recap

At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Jackson, outgoing President Brooks Buchanan (right) reviewed and recapped the 2017-2018 year.


Superkids

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners dressed up as their favorite Superkids character. The Superkids curriculum develops reading skills in concert with other language skills, so children understand the relationship between written and spoken language.  Shown are (from left) Gabe Brown, Maddie Reeves, Remi Cash, and Benny Moss.


Art and writing

Madison Central High School art students recently competed in the Mississippi State Scholastic Art and Writing Contest. Winners include (from left) Will Humphreys (Gold Key and Honorable Mention), Emeree Moncrief (Gold Key), Mia Parker (Silver Key), and Hannah Smith (Gold Key and Honorable Mention).


Homecoming freshmen

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated homecoming 2018. Members of the homecoming court representing the freshman class are (from left) Avery Stallings and Yasmine Ware.


Face time

Mississippi elected officials may come cheap as pitch men and women for the agencies they head, but the state would be better off if those in office had less airtime on commercials paid for by the taxpayers.

A proposal that has passed the Senate and awaits action in the House could do just that.


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Obituaries

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