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5 things you didn’t know about Mark & Mary Shapley

By NIKKI ROWELL,

They are going to become grandparents for the first time in February 2020. Their best memories are from family trips with their children. While they cook up tasty meals at the restaurant, their meals at home are usually really simple. Several of the paintings on the restaurant walls were done by Mark. In their off time, they like to binge-w





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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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Donna Bruce

Donna Bruce was recently elected chairman of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) during the group’s annual business meeting. MSCPA is the largest professional organization serving Mississippi Certified Public Accountants.


News Briefs

Purchase Right of Ways

The Hoy Road widening project is still in the preliminary stages, but officials are taking steps to get construction under way.

In March, the mayor and board of aldermen approved invoices for eight rights of way purchases, totaling $55,350.


Missions

Guy McClain spoke about his recent mission trip during First Presbyterian Day School’s chapel service. Shown are (from left) Parker Page, Meredith McClain, McClain, Katherine Speed, Rhett Griffith, and Jacob Marble.



Volleyball awards

Jackson Prep Volleyball Awards winners include (from left) Junior Varsity Volleyball Growth Award – Caroline Huff; Varsity Volleyball Patriot Award –Jordyn Jefcoat; Varsity Volleyball Impact Award – Julia Zouboukos; Varsity Volleyball Growth Award – Madie Van Pelt; Junior Varsity Volleyball Impact Award – Swayze Williams; Middle School Volleyba


Receives award

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the lower school’s closing chapel, during which rising fifth-graders received certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth-grade.


Art recognition

Jackson Academy kindergarten students (from left) Amelia Chandler, Elizabeth Peters, Elizabeth Markow, Kate Ferrell, and Ava Harwell recently earned recognition at the local and district levels of the MAIS Art competition.


New Roof For Planetarium

Jackson’s Russell C. Davis Planetarium will soon have a new roof, years after the current roof was damaged during a hailstorm.  The Jackson City Council recently approved a roughly $350,000 bid from Mandal’s Inc., to replace the roof. The work will include removing the structure’s flat roof and replacing it.


Book collectors

Students (from left) Anna Margaret Hooker, Landry Lester, and Mary Hampton Walker accepted book donations on behalf of Teen Trendsetters and Big House Books during Jackson Academy’s 60th Anniversary book donation drive.


Luck of the Draw

The eighth annual art benefit for the Metropolitan YMCAs of Mississippi, A Luck of the Draw, will be held January 31, 6 to 9 p.m. at the ag museum. Admission tickets are $50; limited draw tickets, $100 which guarantees a piece of art.


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Breaking News

A settlement could be on the horizon in the city of Jackson’s $225 million lawsuit against Siemens... READ MORE

Obituaries

Waymond Lee Rone died August 19, 2019 in Jackson, Mississippi. Just two weeks earlier he had been... READ MORE

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Friday is the season opener for the Jackson Academy (JA) Raiders, with the team set to travel to Greenwood to take on perennial powerhouse Pillow Academy.