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Only two bids submitted to develop property across from convention complex

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Two developers are hoping second time’s the charm when it comes to developing the vacant property next to the Jackson Convention Complex.

Jackson city officials are hoping to develop the roughly 7.75-acre site across from the convention center, in part, to drive economic growth downtown.





Work in Progress

Gating ordinance changes overlooks public comment process.

It’s back to the drawing board for Jackson’s public access gating ordinance, only weeks after two contentious public hearings exposed flaws in the statute.



Jackson boil water notice

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE

Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for the following area:

·         Suffolk Drive; 39211

·         Suffolk Circle; 39211

 




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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. 



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State Street Detours

Work was schedule to start earlier this week on the second phase of the State Street Reconstruction Project. This phase will completely reconstruct State Street from Hartfield Street to Choctaw Road.


Charity and the tax code

Since, Jackson’s population has dropped by nearly four percent, in large part because of quality of life issues.

This year, state lawmakers could help stem that flight by giving residents in the capital city a tool that would help them address those issues head on.



CELEBRATE FOUNDING

Jackson alumnae members of the national Alpha Chi Omega collegiate sorority recently met for a luncheon to celebrate the founding of the fraternity in 1885. Alpha Chi Omega currently has more than 280 alumnae chapters across the United States and is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference.


Girly girls and golfers

Kindergartners at First Presbyterian Day School dressed in many different character costumes and accessories starting with the letter G, including “girly girls” and “golfers.” Shown are (from left) Ava Lenoir Lamar, Jackson Ratcliffe, Wynn Garner and Charlotte Morgan.

 



Fastest mile

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s lower school students recently received Presidential Physical Fitness Active Lifestyle Awards. The fastest mile awards were presented to (from left) John William Walker and Lydia Foster.


Beyond horizons

Madison Central High School senior Nelson Washington represented his class at the Beyond Horizons: A Recognition of Scholarship and Achievement recently. Students were chosen based on academics and plans to major in a STEM discipline in college. Shown are (from left) Tiffiney, Nelson and Curtis Washington.


Women’s Foundation

By BLAKE CASE,

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi is a public foundation located in the Fondren neighborhood of Jackson, but they design and fund programs that benefit women and girls all across Mississippi. They advance economic security for women through grantmaking, community engagement and empowerment, and research.


Auto Burglar Sought

A person of interest has been identified in connection with a series of auto burglaries that have occurred in the city of Ridgeland over the last couple of months.

The person of interest is believed to be a resident of Ridgeland or the North Jackson area.


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Breaking News

Months after beginning to shut off customers for nonpayment, six Jackson residents have brought... READ MORE


Obituaries

Billye Haskins Dallas, 89, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, passed away June 15, 2019. Visitation is... READ MORE


Social

The Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce and Keep Ridgeland Beautiful received the 2018 Keep America Beautiful Innovative Partnership Award for Zinnia Fields Forever – a partnership between the Ridgeland