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“Your mother would have been dancing on the table,” a man said to me as my friends and I walked out of church.
“I was thinking the same thing,” I answered him, wondering how in the name of Tom Thunder this younger man could have known my mother that well.
The plan seemed a sound one to this wizened sports writer. Mississippi State’s Jake Mangum had pulled to within four hits of the all-time Southeastern Conference hits record. The Bulldogs had a three-game weekend series coming up with Georgia.
Betty Fischer Blackwood died peacefully at Hospice Ministries May 19. Betty was born July 24, 1928 in Nashville. Betty was married to Jim Blackwood for a glorious 68 years until his death in 2016.
The Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC) will host the second in a special two-part Ideas on Tap series on public education. The program, “The Future of Public Education in Jackson,” will take place at Hal and Mal’s May 16 at 6 p.m.
Students listed to the honor roll at Jackson Academy for the third quarter include:
The Jackson Choral Society will present “Across Two Continents”, a choral concert featuring European classical hits that are paired with American spirituals. The concert will be performed April 28, 2:30 p.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and students.
One of the challenges parents (and pediatricians!) face is determining if a child is experiencing symptoms consistent with allergies, or if an infectious process is to blame. There is considerable overlap between symptoms of allergies and a cold, and, as with most diagnostic processes in medicine, obtaining a good history is key.
Voted best dressed at Madison Central High School are (from left) Clein Bailey and Ally Henson.
Mississippi's state accountability model is designed to measure the instructional effectiveness of schools and districts in the state. It includes students' scores on language and math tests as well as attendance and graduation rates. Schools and districts are given a letter grade from A to F according to their performance.
“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.
During the 2016 fiscal year, the U.S. Postal Service’s Postal Inspection Service received 60,000 customer complaints regarding attempts to steal mail.
A Madison County couple is finding out just how easy it is for mail to be stolen, even in person.
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.
This summer, Jackson resident Erin Smith will move to Los Angeles, not to try to make it on the big screen, but to train under world-renowned plastic surgeons as a part of her fellowship.
She will be trained by Dr. Paul Nassif, who stars on the television show “Botched” and Dr. Babak Azizzadeh.
The Ridgeland Costco could be welcoming customers next spring.
Meanwhile, residents opposed to the store are still fighting the matter in court.
Developers have applied for and received a permit to clear the Costco site, which is located on the east side of Highland Colony Parkway south of the Old Agency Road roundabout.
So I’m kind of a frugal guy. My wife says cheap, but that’s just semantics. I like cars that get good gas mileage.
I also don’t like air pollution, since my job often has me reading about how particulates from car exhaust and other sources cause childhood asthma, premature deaths and things like that.
Hartfield Academy recently opened its newly expanded and renovated main campus at 1240 Luckney Rd.
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.
CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED on a new middle school for Madison-Ridgeland Academy (MRA). The facility should be ready by the 2018-2019 school term, however this fall, students will be greeted with additional parking and less traffic congestion.
Location cited as factor in low attendance at Jackson Zoo
For the Jackson Zoo, it’s all about location, location, location.
The zoo has been hemorrhaging visitors for years, and local and out-of-towners alike cite the park’s surroundings as a major reason why.
Stan Buckley is founder and director of But God Ministries in Ridgeland. The Madison resident started the group in 2011, around the time he stepped down as pastor of First Baptist Church of Jackson. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and received his Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law.
Areas available for additional gas stations in Ridgeland and Madison if and when initiated by developersBy MEGAN PHILLIPS,
Gas stations are few and far between on the west side of the interstate in south Madison County.
The only gas station in the area is on the corner of Mississippi Highway 463 and Highland Colony Parkway.
Highland colony Parkway is in the middle of major improvements.
The parkway is currently undergoing an overlay project from Old Agency Road to West County Line Road.
Now, the county wants to add additional subterranean pavement to a northbound lane to accommodate heavy truck loads.
Mayor secures financing for major North State project
Two years and numerous discussions later, the city of Jackson is finally moving forward on the North State Street and West County Line Road reconstruction projects.
And the projects will be moving forward more than a year ahead of schedule.
Work has begun to repair a major sinkhole at the intersection of Ridgewood Road and Lelia Drive. Crews descended on the site today and had begun digging up a portion of Ridgewood that collapsed last year as a result of a broken storm drain. The road south of the work site had been closed to through-traffic.
The cities of Ridgeland and Madison have finalized interlocal agreements with Madison County which will result in several road projects.
In a recent board meeting, supervisors approved the agreements, which include matching funds and full funding for road projects in both cities.
Casey Creasey was recently named executive director of the Greater Belhaven Foundation (GBF). Creasey holds degrees from the University of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law. She takes over as director after serving in the position in an interim capacity.